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Beso del Drago

near Chikita Beach | before guari guari, saigon, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Ranked #16 of 48 restaurants in Bocas Town
Cuisines: Central American
Most recent review
- May 20, 2014
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Nevada City, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Good local food, good prices. I tried their "Rondon" (fish cream) it was delicious and feeling. Next day I had fish with rice and beans for $4.00

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Minneapolis
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

No beaches in BT, so this is your best bet for a shoreline hike and beach time. Starfish beach now heavy on food/beer concessions and short on starfish. Still, good way to spend a day.

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canmore
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We walked from town (20 minutes) but well worth it. If you are looking for where the locals go this is it! Ordering off the menu will take time. We noticed all the locals ordering the "soup of the day" and obviously this came out quickly. If you are looking for fine dining or have not eaten in a local... More

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Ann Arbor, MI
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89 reviews 89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I truly believe that when visiting you go where the locals go to eat. This place was very popular with the locals. We gave it a try and were not disappointing. It's a local diner where you can get a meal with a beer for $5/pp. Food was very good too. Keep in mind, there is no English spoken here,... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My wife and I had lunch there on a rainy balmy day. Had the homemade soup and a side of rice...$2.50...which was fantastic. Washed it down with $1 beers... you just can't beat that!

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Panama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

If you like a local meal, with tropical favor. Restaurant that is clean and close to the ocean. Has the best soup in town! And, to me its the best price in town, even better than Chicho's or Tom's. Now, what I dislike about it is, since they have few help, food takes forever sometimes. But, that aside, I love... More

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GLENWOOD
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Bocas del Drago... it's the primitive side of the Caribbean. Take the Drago bus from the park in Bocas town. There's a good restaurant for lunch and it's just a short walk to Starfish Beach.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is a good place to get local food. Puerco guisado (pork stew) arroz con Pollo. Fruit juices are good but sweetened. Right at the side of the road near the public beach.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We were recommended to visit this neighbourhood restaurant for lunch by Lee at Bahia del Sol. The restaurant did not disappoint. My girlfriend ordered the conch, which came in a red sauce as part of a huge plate containing vegetables, patacones and salad. I bravely ordered the mondongo (stewed tripe with pork) and it was great- very tender and tasty.... More

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

My boyfriend and I were looking for a Caribbean restaurant that did Rondon and were advised that this place did it.We were disappointed when we got there and were told it was only served a couple of times in the later part of the week so we missed it! However,we decided to stay on the basis that we were already... More

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