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“very unique” 4 of 5 stars
Review of RipTide Bar Restaurant

RipTide Bar Restaurant
Avenida Norte over the water | Behind Mondo Taitu, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
6948-3762
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Ranked #12 of 49 Restaurants in Bocas Town
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: American, International
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night
Description: A floating restaurant and bar on an old shrimp boat docked on the north shore of Bocas del Toro. Aboard the boat you will enjoy the cool ocean breeze and the best views in town.
Fenelon Falls, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“very unique”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

This bar is on a floating boat so you can enjoy having a few drinks and good food visiting with local people that speak english while your calmly enjoying the gentle rocking of the boat.

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Great fish and chips and great service -something you don't find everywhere in Panama! Unique experience eating on biat with beautiful vistas

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton
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59 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Ambience Spoiled by the Inconsiderate”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We enjoyed Fish and Chips on a floating boat aptly named the Riptide in Bocas Town, with a great view across the water. There were a few other choices from the menu we would have preferred but they were out. Drinks/Service very prompt. Unfortunately the crowd on the 2nd floor were card playing and every bad hand was commented in. The place is for sale so not sure if that accounted for the lack of consideration in the availability of food items and noisiness.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Trenton, Michigan
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Bar over the water”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

Great place to stop and have a cold beer right on the water. There is always a breeze and the view is spectacular. You can jump in for a swim if you want. The food is good and we especially liked the ceviche and the lightly deep fried pineapple and bacon appetizers.

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New York City, New York
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11 restaurant reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Finally a place where you can get real Panamanian food. The service is great, very friendly. The food was absolutely delicious and reasonably priced. The location is right on the water, with a very nice view

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