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Lili's Cafe

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Caribbean, Seafood, Sandwiches, Pasta
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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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  • 54
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 30
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  • 26
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  • 16
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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
Service could improve

Beautiful little cafe located on the water. Nice setting. Food was good. The service needs to pick up in the time it takes to get food after ordering. Waited almost one hour to get pancakes and a chicken dish. Restaurant wasn't busy at the time.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Colleen-Kenny
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Kelowna, Canada
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  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I'm not sure why this place has good reviews- maybe it's just went downhill. We found the staff to be extremely unfriendly and rude. We waited 20 minutes until we finally had to fine the waitress and asked to be served. It took another hour to receive our food and it was quite disappointing. The fish tasted old and wasn't... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Worst service. Ever. The waitress was really rude. Waited 20 minutes before she even came to our table and we were the only ones there. Food took over an hour and the staff was so rude. Don't bother unless you want to waste a day waiting for a salad.

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Beautiful little cafe located on the water. Nice setting. Food was good. The service needs to pick up in the time it takes to get food after ordering. Waited almost one hour to get pancakes and a chicken dish. Restaurant wasn't busy at the time.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Went for lunch twice, my boy freine had a pastrami sandwich with delicious home made bread and I had the chicken salads with their famous Killing me Man sauce. Chicken was moist and tasty with the hot sauce. The place itself is also really nice with the terrasse.

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We ate here just once. It wa a freebiw from our hotel but it was awful Our food took 1.5 hours to arrive. The french toast was just toast, the eggs were not cooked how we ordered and the coffee was stale and cold. While we were there, a couple actually left after arguing with the waitress about their wait.... More 

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Rainbow City, Alabama United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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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, Sandwiches, Pasta

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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