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First Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 0843, Panama
005076790114
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Ranked #21 of 51 Restaurants in Bocas Town
Price range: $7 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Indian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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.
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
1 review
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
15 helpful votes 15 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Arizona
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220 reviews 220 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Yes the food is a little higher priced than expected and would be great if they took credit card but many places in Boca's don't. The food.. I had the grilled snapper and it was like a steak.....excellent and I am English....so we know good fish.....I asked for no spices just a little salt and pepper and I think it... More 

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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The food was delicious and comes with a pretty generous amount. The chai was also good, as were the cocktails. Nice environment too!

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Additional Information about The Lemongrass

Address: First Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 0843, Panama
Phone Number: 005076790114
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
Cuisine: Asian, Indian

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