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Calle Tercera, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food / Great Service / Great View

The food selection is very good and I returned 2x just to enjoy the langosto and other selections. In the Bocas you can expect great fish at all times but not BEEF. To be expected - no cattle on the islands = no beef on the menu. I look forward to returning soon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
Duncan H
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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Miami
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Been to Bocas twice in the last year and always eat here. Great food. I always eat the local fish and its pretty gourmet

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Lethbridge, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in the early evening ordered Hawaiian pizza which came burn on the edges nearly nothing for toppings and middle of the road flavor. Slow service which is just typical of Bocas. Ordered Gin and Tonic and the first one tasted suspiciously like just Tonic ordered a second and sure enough just tonic. The waiter very apologetic and it probably... More 

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Thank dave5363
San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The food selection is very good and I returned 2x just to enjoy the langosto and other selections. In the Bocas you can expect great fish at all times but not BEEF. To be expected - no cattle on the islands = no beef on the menu. I look forward to returning soon.

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Thank Duncan H
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I've been there several times with groups of friends as well as with my boyfriend. The service is very good. We have been lucky enough to have the same server over a span of several months and she remembers our particular requests; poco queso, sin cebolla, etc. She lets me practice my Spanish as her English is excellent. I would... More 

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Thank Carey L
Golfito, Costa Rica
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We adore this place. They make beautiful and thoughtful pastas and salads. The staff is attractive and helpful. You are right on the water in Bocas del Toro which is the place to be when you visits here

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Thank Winslow11111
Kitchener, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Went into this restaurant not knowing it was italian food, and decided to stay because of the nice atmosphere. The attention was great and the food delicious. The chocolate mousse was the best part! We were able to order both in English and Spanish no problem, and they accept credit cards, which is a bonus in this island.

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Thank RozenBell
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We are craving pizza for a late lunch and stumbled upon Barracuda. The experience was great. It is a cute place and you are able to sit next to the water. Service was terrific and the pizza excellent.

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Thank hlew123
Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Ordered the ragu with fettuccine because menu said it was homemade pasta but it is not- the sauce may have been homemade but it was not a ragu just a very salty meat sauce. So salty I could not finish. The bread tasted too yeasty. My husband had beef with mustard sauce and that was very good except the roasted... More 

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Thank designtravelgal
San Diego, California
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

I came here before looking at the reviews and I am really glad I did. Usually I would pick some place with a higher rating. Maybe I can help bring it up. I stopped when I saw the sign for the lunch salad with lobster. Just what I was in the mood for. As it turned out it was a... More 

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Thank Mark U
Tampa, Florida
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501 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I came here for a late lunch and it was pretty empty. I order the Mahi Mahi as a chef special with mashed potatoes on the side. I wasn't overly impressed. However, the service is very friendly and the owner was very pleasant to chat with after my meal. Perhaps I would order a pasta dish next time in Bocas,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Tercera, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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