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Lili's Cafe

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Caribbean, Seafood, Pasta, Sandwiches
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Calle 1, next to Tropical Suites, Bocas del Toro, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6560-8777
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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 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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Scenic view

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  • 29
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  • 26
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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
Most recent review
Nice water view, but a somewhat sub-par breakfast

Only tried it for breakfast. Ate there twice because we got a free breakfast at Lil's with our room at the Tropical Suites Hotel next door. Otherwise, we would never have come back a second time. The third morning, we just skipped it. Service was sometimes slow, other time okay. French toast... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Maureen S
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Rainbow City, Alabama United States
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  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Rainbow City, Alabama United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Only tried it for breakfast. Ate there twice because we got a free breakfast at Lil's with our room at the Tropical Suites Hotel next door. Otherwise, we would never have come back a second time. The third morning, we just skipped it. Service was sometimes slow, other time okay. French toast was feeble, scrambled eggs were just okay. They... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We got to eat here as part of a freebie from out hotel(tropical suites) next to this place. Location - pretty much in bocas town, sandwiched between the Tropical suites hotel and BeNice restaurant next to it. It is over the water. Service - SLOW. We waited over an hour and a half for our meal that was standard breakfast... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

totally indifferent service...we waited 30 minutes for coffee and 60 minutes for what turned out to be terrible food...very disappointing since we loved the music and vibe the night before.

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La Mesa, California USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Lili's has a lovely view and outlook over the ocean -- While the food we eventually got for breakfast was good, waiting over 90 minutes was not. Did not want to appear rude and just leave after ordering food, but wait was far from 'just a little slow.' Panamanian service is very relaxed and we have no problem just taking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

is a nice place to hang out for Breakfast in the morning and the Music on Saturdays is allways a lot off fun !!!

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Snohomish, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We have eaten at Lilis Cafe several times. The food was OK but the service has always been slow and the attitude less than friendly. There are better choices in Bocas. Not a bad restaurant, just not better than the other choices.

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Boulder, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great location over the water, positive fun atmosphere. Place is always busy! We had breakfast here and it was superb. Great food, coffee and juice! Wish we found the place sooner :)

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

One of the best places in Bocas for eating or have a coffee. Sandwiches are great and Lilli ist just great!

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I looovee the Victoria Eggs! Nevertehless the last 2 times I've been there, they had ran out of crab, which is the best ingredient. The regular benedicts are also amazing anyways.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I spent 7 weeks in Bocas, and I wish I had found this place sooner! Once I learned about it in my 5th week there, it was my go-to place on Saturdays. Lili, the proprietor has an incredibly positive vibe and it carries over to her place and the people that frequent it. It's so much fun to go there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 1, next to Tropical Suites, Bocas del Toro, 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, Pasta, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

HEALTHY, HOME COOKED, CARIBBEAN FOOD. A Smile with Every Meal. All Day Breakfast.Great place for breakfast and lunch 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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