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Om Cafe

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Av. F at Calle 2, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
6624-0898
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 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
An Indian treat

We had a sampler plate of the appetizers and it was loaded with spicy kababs, a tofu kebab, chickpea and potato curries, a samosa, chutney and yogurt sauce. It was a large serving for 2 people and good way to sample many of the things on the menu. We also had the Butter Chicken, which was good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Boquete, Panama
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English first
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A little expensive because there is extra for service and tax, but it is worth for the food. Portions are very well served and everything was delicious. Also I recommend to go in happy hour, for half price drinks. The decoration was also nice. There is a couch like spot with a small table which is pretty cozy.

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I must say that I was thoroughly disappointed with my visit. The meals were tiny. Perhaps my standards of meal size is much different, however I ended up ordering three main courses to feel satisfied. Considering the exorbitant cost, I wasn't that thrilled with the end bill either. Lastly, I wasn't too impressed with the staff's customer service. My initial... More 

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Lima, Peru
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Would rate Om higher if it wasn't for the annoying kitchen/wait staff. They were laughing loudly, joking around like kids and generally oblivious to the fact that customers were trying to enjoy their dinner. The food was good although the tikka and vindaloo tasted similar (just one spicer than the other). I wouldn't go back.

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Boquete, Panama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had a sampler plate of the appetizers and it was loaded with spicy kababs, a tofu kebab, chickpea and potato curries, a samosa, chutney and yogurt sauce. It was a large serving for 2 people and good way to sample many of the things on the menu. We also had the Butter Chicken, which was good but a little... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Samosas as a starter and two veggie dishes as main course. The paneer was quite tasty but the vegetable curry was almost tasteless. Taking the spicy options may help. The ladies in the cafe were mostly chatting. All in all just an average experience.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This little place has a lot to offer, unfortunately I only stayed for some Chai Tea and Naan, I would have loved to try some of the main dishes. As you might already know, Bocas is quite hot, so I was looking for something refreshing and I found it in Om Cafe... their home-made ice-cream with rose water and spices... More 

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San Anselmo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Most of the dishes were really good and flavorful. All the curry dishes were really good. One exception was the mixed vegetable with coconut sauce. The kitchen was excruciatingly slow. The restaurant was less then half full but it took a full half hour to get our appetizers. There was only 1 wait staff on so she also too forever... More 

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Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

what a fantastic place to get authentic indian cuisine. The dishes are full of flavour and the atmousphere is chill and relaxing. The owner is very friendly and loves to chat making you feel like an old friend. highly recommed

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The dishes were very tasty, we didn't expect such good Indian food in Bocas del Toro. The athmosphere is very nice as well, very romantic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

OM Cafe was great. I ended up there twice during my stay. The staff is friendly and accommodating, the ambiance is fantastic, and the food is great. I had the Curry Fish one night and a vegetarian dish another night. Food is incredible. Prices are also great. Definitely recommend this spot for any travelers.

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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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