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Mantis - CLOSED

Old Bank | Bocas Del Toro, Isla Bastimentos 0104, Panama
507 67793924
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Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood, Vegetarian, Healthy, Asian fusion
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: THE RESTAURANT & BAR ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED AND RENTED OUT TO ANOTHER PARTY.CABIN RENTALS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.WAITING FOR TRIPADVISOR TO REMOVE THE LISTING FROM THEIR SITE.THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: THE RESTAURANT & BAR ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED AND RENTED OUT TO ANOTHER PARTY.CABIN RENTALS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.WAITING FOR TRIPADVISOR TO REMOVE THE LISTING FROM THEIR SITE.THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

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  • English first
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English first
Panama
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

This restaurant is closed and should be removed. you are misleading your clients by listing a business that is inoperative

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mimimop, Owner at Mantis, responded to this review

Dear Wold As the owner of Mantis, I don't believe that writing a review like that is necessary. Businesses open and close all the time, and to give a bad review based on a recent closure is not a fair evaluation of the restaurant. Yes, the restaurant is now closed. Recently. It was never my intention to mislead customers, however,... More

Sora, Panama
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

My wife and another couple were over in the Bocas area and took a boat trip to Isla Bastimentos. We had read about Mantis and wanted to eat there. The day was a very rainy one which is normal in this area in December. The trek up to it is a hike especially if it is raining or has been... More

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Seattle
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Amy and James have put together a great menu and deliver it with warmth, humor and panache. I recommend the lychee cocktail and the fish cakes, which are perfect.

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Westhampton Beach
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

My wife and I pretty much stumbled upon this awesome place. We took a water taxi from Bocas Town to Bastimentos Town (Old Bank) just to see what it was like. It was a quaint village that was pretty impoversihed and we've heard mixed things about the town - from it being charming to it being dangerous. Regardless, we saw... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

The very friendly owner prepared a delicious, healthy, vegetarian lunch for us. The view from the place is great - you feel like you are in the middle of the jungle.

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Minneapolis
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This tree house restaurant is incredible!!! The menu is amazing, from spring rolls to cocktails. Exquisite presentation, and the charming British owner Amy is right there on hand with tons of knowledge about nutritional healing. After the wild and somewhat booze-soaked Bocas del Toro experience, this place is like a peaceful retreat: perched on a hill overlooking the water, with... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

I wanted to eat Thai food while in Colon Island. I found good reviews and wanted to try. I went to their website and called the number they posted (contact Joaquin). A man picked up and I asked him several times in Spanish and English and couldn't understand me looks like. So he hung up. I called back and this... More

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mimimop, Owner at Mantis, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As the owner of Mantis, I that you have had a disagreeable experience and would like to offer my apologies. We are going through a series of changes, and if you are still in Bocas in the next couple of weeks, I hope that you will come and try again! Regards, Amy More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

As one other reviewer mentioned, Ewen the chef, who made this place the most talked about restaurant in Panama, has left.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Nice dinner experience, great crispy salad (which is sometimes hard to find in Panama), friendly owner, sloths in the garden!

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los angeles
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012 via mobile

Climbing up a hill in the dark rainy night, think to myself where the f are we going for dinner. We get there and are greeted by an eccentric Scotsman by the name of ewan. He's the chef and co owner. We sit and leave the menu decisions to him. From then on it was pure culinary orgasms. A lemony... More

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