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“Great Views, Good Service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bibi's on the beach

Bibi's on the beach
Isla Carenero | Surfside Restaurant and Bar @ Buccaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
+507 7579137
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Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant used to be part of the Bucaneer Resort, Carenero Island
Driftwood, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great Views, Good Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

The best parts of this restaurant are the views. The food is average, the coffee not so good. The service is good given that there is only one person working the entire restaurant regardless of whether you go for lunch or dinner. They open for breakfast only if the nearby hotel (Bucanner) has several guests staying,

Visited November 2012
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Charleston, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Just amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Don't expect super fast service and enjoy the ride. Gorgeous setting, amazing lobster. I wish I could live upstairs so I could watch the sunset there, drink beers, and eat lobster daily. Awesome!!

Visited February 2012
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Dachau, Deutschland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“best seafood you can find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

on our entire trip all over panama this place definetely offered the best seafood we ate! the service is more then friendly and obliging. we stayed at the buccaneer resort which is located behind bibis for three nights and had breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday in bibis, except one evening (we went to the cosmic crab which was also very good, but nothing compared to bibis). i can totally recommend everything you find on the menu (i just ate fish, so i cant tell you about meat/chicken). the fresh ceviche is awesome (somehow i need to get the recipe...), the fish is very tasty and don´t forget to try the lobster-sandwich creole style!
i can totally reccomend this place if you want to experience first-class seafood!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lunch after surf lessons”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Had lunch at Bibi's after surf lessons at the adjoining Escuela del Mar. Food was excellent and the staff was extremely friendly and attentive. We ordered the Ceviche Bibi as an appetizer which was my favorite part of the meal and the fresh fish sandwich was equally as good. This place is right on the water so the location is great as well.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Very Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

I had high expectations for Bibi's and it was just very good, not excellent. Didn't really see the "really nice staff" and the quality of food was no better (or worse) than some of the food we had elsewhere. Nice location and maybe it is more fun when there are more people than just us! :)

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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