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Taller De Sabor

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Calle Ida G | Across the Street From Tony's Market on the Way to the Beach, Bocas Town, Isla Colon boc, Panama
+507 6398-2984
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7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout
Description: We serve experimental empanadas along with other homemade healthy and...
We serve experimental empanadas along with other homemade healthy and tasty foods and drinks. We never use MSG and our smoothies and drinks have little to no added sugar. Our menu changes daily, and we are always using every local ingrediant to come up with something new.
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Good for:
Dining on a budget

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  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
GOOD SNACK FOOD AND LEMONADE

It is really hard to call this a restaurant. It is more a cafe with a rustic feel that serves great snack food in the form of Hamburgers, Veggie Burgers, and traditional empanadas(meat pies). I really enjoyed the fresh lemonade infused with diced cucumbers. The food was very good and I ate here a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Easylivingtravel
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Takeout
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30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
311 reviews 311 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It is really hard to call this a restaurant. It is more a cafe with a rustic feel that serves great snack food in the form of Hamburgers, Veggie Burgers, and traditional empanadas(meat pies). I really enjoyed the fresh lemonade infused with diced cucumbers. The food was very good and I ate here a few times during my two-week stay... More 

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Panama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We have lived in Bocas Del Toro for years and have seen many restaurants come and go, but this one is here to stay, because of its GREAT food. Everything from the speciality empanadas to the burgers, both beef and bean, and the new sandwiches are top notch! We frequent the quaint restaurant often..... and highly recommend that you do... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I have visited Bocas 3 times now and never managed to visit Taller de Sabor until this year. They are now in a new location and the new location is very easy to spot so I visited a few times. I really enjoyed the different empanadas created daily. They were often warm out of the oven! Every one I tried... More 

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Ardrossan,Alberta,Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Because of the great reviews on the empanadas, my husband and I went to this little eatery. The empanadas were disappointing, with too much dough and not enough stuffing. The hamburgers are great. They are as tall as they are wide and take about 10 minutes to prepare. Our cook was the sole employee. We ordered 2 burgers and 2... More 

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geojack, Owner at Taller De Sabor, responded to this review

Glad you liked the burger, sorry you did not like your empanada. I, as head cook, try to keep a careful eye on the dough to filling ratio but some slip by as they are all hand rolled and I almost never roll any. Also you did not mention the type of empanada. I have created ver 40 different types... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The magical thing about this place is that a) you are hungry... b) you look around for food in the middle of nowhere it seems c) you stumble upon this place thinking that it can't be THAT great since you are where you are. d) And then it exceeds above and beyond your expectations. The service was extremely kind and... More 

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Peru
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Came for the empanadas, stayed for the breakfast scramble! Portions were good, prices were great, and the coffee was delicious. Also had a banana and papaya smoothie... everything was fantastic! Highly recommended.

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Gießen, Hessen, Germany
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Norma and George, the friendlys Owner of Taller de Sabor, give me very interesting Information about Bocas del Toro. I become Information what to do and where are the nicest places to enjoy bocas. And......Norma made me the best Burger in Town.....Fresh and Hot.....Thank you.....I come again.....shure.... George.... :-)

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This treasure of a place has the best food like empanadas from fresh ingredients like chicken, coconut juice, potatoes and spices for surprisingly sophisticated flavors. Yummy. My husband said the hamburger was juicy and delicious. I stuck with empanadas which change all the time. So I kept going back for more. Pleasant fun place to sit and watch the Bocas... More 

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East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Fell in love with the empanada's while in bocas and they just opened but the empanada were already famous. They also offered some great lemonade and fruit juice options. Perfect location to have the cab stop on the way to and from town Give them a try when you are in bocas for a quick snack and take some to... More 

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London
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is a very unassuming little shack on the side of the road on the way out of town. However, their baked empanadas are probably the best I've tasted in both Central and South America (possibly with the exception of a little place in Buenos Aires) and only $1 for each!! Lovely.

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geojack, Owner at Taller De Sabor, responded to this review

Thank you! We moved the shop to a bigger nicer place. We also expanded our menu. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Ida G | Across the Street From Tony's Market on the Way to the Beach, Bocas Town, Isla Colon boc, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
  • Phone Number: +507 6398-2984

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 5
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

Description

We serve experimental empanadas along with other homemade healthy and tasty foods and drinks. We never use MSG and our smoothies and drinks have little to no added sugar. Our menu changes daily, and we are always using every local ingrediant to come up with something new.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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