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Av. F at Calle 2, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
6624-0898
Today
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Mon 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 28
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  • 11
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyable meal

We sought refuge here after a down pour on NYE left us running from restaurant to restaurant. We were very happy to find that Om Cafe was not having a prix fixe menu! The food was very good and we sat in a cozy low-to-the-ground booth. Many of the cocktails we tried were overly sweet, which was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Mary K
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Appetizer with chick peas and chips was a good idea but lacked the layering of Indian spices I would expect. Same for the chicken curry... Not enough curry seasoning. The naan tasted like and had the texture of flour tortillas. The worst part was the annoying street performer that played 3 songs and then solicited handouts from every table...cmon really?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We sought refuge here after a down pour on NYE left us running from restaurant to restaurant. We were very happy to find that Om Cafe was not having a prix fixe menu! The food was very good and we sat in a cozy low-to-the-ground booth. Many of the cocktails we tried were overly sweet, which was a slight negative.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Was in Bocas a few days in January, side trip from Puerto Viejo, CR. Happened to eat here my first evening, and liked it so much I went back twice more. Who would have thought that a small town in Panama would have such a very good indian restaurant. Good food, professionally served, nice premises, at very fair prices, with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The portions are huge. Even the appetizer could have been a meal on its own. I can't remember the name of the dish but it had chickpeas and home made chips on the bottom. We ordered the red fish and pretty much licked the plate clean.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Our waitress was lovely and very attentive, we enjoyed the balcony view for people watching on the main street. Being British curry lovers our palates crave good Indian food and it's a shame Om Cafe didn't quite deliver. We chose vegetarian Thali plates, the servings were large, rice was fluffy but the main dishes lacked the layering of spices we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I'd looked forward to eating at Om Cafe having seen its billing as 'authentic Indian cuisine' whilst walking past one afternoon - the restaurant had been shut for renovations in my first few days in the area, but I went the first night it re-opened for business. Whilst the service was warm and friendly, and the ambience lovely and relaxed,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Really lovely restaurant with plenty of atmosphere. Lots of options for vegetarians and vegans. Nice drinks too. The only thing is they let this musician in who played two songs and then asked us for money - bit intrusive for dinner time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is a gem of a restaurant, located on the island's main strip. It serves a range of Indian foods, from simple butter chicken to all-out fragrant and spicy lamb curries! The home-made naan breads are delicious too. They do a range of special cocktails, which we sampled quite a few of and were all very tasty! The atmosphere is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Odd to have had the most succulent Indian food in panama however it is what it is. I loved the ornate decorations and mellow vibe at Om. I had the chefs choice appetizer and it did not disappoint. Pure Indian flavoring without any tinge of harsh flavor. Fantastic. Butter chicken and shrimp masala were both sampled and ate every last... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My boyfriend and I went to the Om Café on our first day in Bocas and no other restaurants afterwards even could compete! Maybe we just were craving Indian food badly but we were both very impressed. This is the best Indian I've ever had, anywhere (full disclosure: Ive not yet visited India). We got the sampler plate for two... More 

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Additional Information about Om Cafe

Address: Av. F at Calle 2, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Phone Number: 6624-0898
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. F at Calle 2, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
  • Phone Number: 6624-0898

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 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?