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Lili's Cafe

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Caribbean, Seafood, Sandwiches, Pasta
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Calle 1a | Next to Tropical Suites Hotel, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6560-8777
Today
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 18
    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 food and a nice little spot

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
ParksideMac
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

How this place has good reviews is beyond me? My boyfriend and I went to Lili's for breakfast and should have known better once we saw NOBODY else there! Service was horrible, took about 15 minutes to be greeted and another 15 or so to get our coffee. We ordered eggs Benny with fruit to share. What we received was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It would have been helpful if we spoke Spanish because we were given the wrong meal at breakfast but it was such a pleasant surprise! The homemade bread and the killing me man sauce was excellent. They also had free coffee refills. It is a very relaxed attitude, but I loved the staff more locals

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful breakfast sitting on the water. My husband and I had the French toast and it was delicious!! Our daughter had pancakes and loved them. Very fluffy! Service was very good here, which was nice because that doesn't seem to be the norm for Bocas.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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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, 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 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?