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First Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 0843, Panama
+507 6790114
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Lemongrass - Asian Fusion restaurant on the Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro...
The Lemongrass - Asian Fusion restaurant on the Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro waterfront. We use mostly local seafood, allowing our menu to change daily according to availability. We have the best views in town, great drinks, and a unique mix of Panamanian, Asian, and Mediterranean cuisine.
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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 19
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  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, a little pricey for a place that does not take credit cards

Has some awesome Thai curry dishes, all during a torrential downpour outside that made us feel like we were really on a tropical island (which I guess makes sense since we were). The name is no longer Lemongrass, but we asked around when we thought we were close, and it was right where it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2014
Mark M
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Oakland, California
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  • Scenic view
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Burlington, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Recommended by local friends, delicious meal, we shared plates. The night we were there there was a musician. I was bitten by mosquitoes but other's were not. Not a bad idea to carry repellant as all restaurants are open air.

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Boquete, Panama
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a very nice restaurant in several respects. Upstairs in the center of Bocas Town looking out over the water, what's not to like. Tastefully decorated and really outstanding food. We've eaten here at least 5 times and the staff is over the top making it great. Every time in Bocas this is a must stop location. Highly recommended.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Save your money our greatest regret was that we actually paid when the food and service was the worst we have ever come across in Central America. No drinks offered, not even water, my wifes Shrimp Curry had THREE yes THREE shrimp in it and I had Pad Thai which was so poor that I only had two mouthfuls.

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louisiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

After much hype from fellow visitors and others we made inquiries of, we decided to give this place a shot. The service was beyond terrible and the food was not the least bit special in any way. One of the owners was standing around not managing the place at all but more interested in, well, nothing. Some sad guy was... More 

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George Town, Cayman Islands
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96 reviews 96 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

consistent quality and service and amazing food. the bar has some of the best fresh mixes and the view any time of day is perfect.

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Queensland, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

When the current owners took over Lemongrass it had such a bad reputation they were forced to change the name to Mariposa. Everyone still refers to it as the Lemongrass. We enjoyed the food there so much it became our meeting place. Sometimes we went there to just enjoy a drink and the cocktails are awesome too. The menu had... More 

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Shutesbury, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Four of us all had different meals at dinner and all were terrific. We all wanted to come back but also wanted to try other places. We were never around at lunch - always on a boat trip somewhere - or we would have had lunch there too. Our waitress was awesome!

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Oakland, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Has some awesome Thai curry dishes, all during a torrential downpour outside that made us feel like we were really on a tropical island (which I guess makes sense since we were). The name is no longer Lemongrass, but we asked around when we thought we were close, and it was right where it was supposed to be - with... More 

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California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

2nd floor seating with nice view, friendly fast service. Great mixed drinks. Best food in Bocas. Not sure why the reviews seem so bad but we ate here twice and great both times.

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I visited Lemongrass many times during my stay in Bocas. Great menu with many options different from those available at other restaurants in town: curries and catch of the day are my favorites. Their Maracuyá Margaritas are the absolute BEST. The view from upstairs is incredible, any table in the house has a fantastic view over the water. The often... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: First Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 0843, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
  • Phone Number: +507 6790114

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

The Lemongrass - Asian Fusion restaurant on the Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro waterfront. We use mostly local seafood, allowing our menu to change daily according to availability. We have the best views in town, great drinks, and a unique mix of Panamanian, Asian, and Mediterranean cuisine.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?