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Calle 1a | Next to Tropical Suites Hotel, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6560-8777
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7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Description: HEALTHY, HOME COOKED, CARIBBEAN FOOD. A Smile with Every Meal. All Day...
HEALTHY, HOME COOKED, CARIBBEAN FOOD. A Smile with Every Meal. All Day Breakfast.Great place for breakfast and lunch and dinner in Bocas. Beautiful seating out on the water. Delicious homemade sauces. Out of this world Huevos Rancheros. Great Sandwiches on Homemade Bread.Happy Hour 4-7 Tuesday till Saturday. Live Music, "SOUNDS ON SATURDAY" Catering Service.
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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty grilled chicken burger with famous 'killing me man sauce'

We got 2 grilled chicken sandwiches with tomato, lettuce and the famous killing me man sauce. We got them to take away and chose sides of fruits with them. We enjoyed that the chicken was moist, herby and freshly grilled up for us. Also liked the homemade bread. The sauce was nice but nothing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Christine J
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Melbourne, Australia
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Marion, Virginia
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lilli's is gone and a new restaurant MK has replaced it. The owner of MK is French and a personable guy. His coffee, however, is the pits. Food good, no credit cards.

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Thank Rowebooks
Melbourne, Australia
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114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

We got 2 grilled chicken sandwiches with tomato, lettuce and the famous killing me man sauce. We got them to take away and chose sides of fruits with them. We enjoyed that the chicken was moist, herby and freshly grilled up for us. Also liked the homemade bread. The sauce was nice but nothing special to me as I found... More 

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Thank Christine J
Paris, France
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Nice place for breakfast and many choices for a nice day start. Good coofee and service. Not really expensive,

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Thank relaismargauxphilip
Panama
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A real fun and excellent cafe over the water. I ate there many times and totally enjoyed it. Lilly is usually there to welcome you.

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Thank xSasha
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Went there for breakfast after reading review in Lonely Planet guide. Have been travelling through Central America for 4 weeks now. Cold coffee (at best luke warm), stale bread (not muffin) under eggs benedict and no corn tortillas (key ingredient) under huevos rancheros (and yes we had this a number of times in Mexico). Overall service average, woman who appeared... More 

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Thank chikennugit
Houston, Texas
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66 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great breakfast. waterfront restaurant with nice view. The service was a little slow, but we were not in a hurry.

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Thank William H
Prague, Czech Republic
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I went for breakfast. From the review, I was expecting bad service, but it was actually ok. What I didn't like is that the type of omelette I ordered were missing half of the ingredients written on the menu because they were out of them. It was very greasy too.

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Thank Or0ru
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Very nice location on the sea with a great view and covered terrace to protect you from Sun or rain. Decent food such as omelets or pancake for an reasonable price.

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Thank Pierre-Hugues D
Lyon, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I've heard a lot about Lili's Cafe, and after hesitate I finally decided to go for having a breakfast. Their omelet are great and the place is well located. I can't say that it's the best in town, but people are welcoming and you're having a good time and it's quite valuable.

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Thank Joelle G
Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Had a nice lunch at Lili's cafe. The hot sauce is hot! and delicious. Nice little spot to grab a meal. Service was laid back. Prices were a little higher than I was expecting but that seems to be the nature of Bocas del Toro and Panama in general.

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Thank ParksideMac

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 1a | Next to Tropical Suites Hotel, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
  • Phone Number: +507 6560-8777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

Description

HEALTHY, HOME COOKED, CARIBBEAN FOOD. A Smile with Every Meal. All Day Breakfast.Great place for breakfast and lunch and dinner in Bocas. Beautiful seating out on the water. Delicious homemade sauces. Out of this world Huevos Rancheros. Great Sandwiches on Homemade Bread.Happy Hour 4-7 Tuesday till Saturday. Live Music, "SOUNDS ON SATURDAY" Catering Service.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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