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“Underimpressed” 3 of 5 stars
Review of El Pirata

El Pirata
Calle 3 | @ the intersection of Calle 3 & Calle 1, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
757-9088
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Ranked #33 of 50 Restaurants in Bocas Town
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Somers Point, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Underimpressed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Has a nice location on the water and a very large menu, but the food was forgetable (we had breakfast). We both had eggs and it did not come how we ordered and there were about 6 french fries that accompanied it. The wait staff was unfriendly and irritated. Would not reccomend this place

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I had lunch in this restaurant the first day I was in Bocas. I was sitting outside over water and the view was good. I had jerk chicken, the food tasted good and the portion was huge.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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la paz
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great coffee”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Coffe from proper espresso machine! Food is unimaginative and bland but that seems the norm for Bocas...

Visited April 2012
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Avoid This Place Like the Plague”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Horrible, Horrible, Horrible. We ordered lunch and then were told a full 20 minutes later that this restaurant on the water had no fish to serve. The smoked turkey sandwiches were a joke, all bread and one slice of processed turkey sandwich meat. The Buffalo wings I think were frozen, fried and had BBQ sauce poured over them, and that was cold. The Cesar salad that replaced the fish was in reality a lettuce, tomato and cucumber salad, did not even have Cesar dressing on it. Worst dining experience in many years, would starve before going back.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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107 reviews 107 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Go Elsewhere”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

I swear everyone on the island has stock in this place because anyone you ask will say to go here. It's not worth it. The prices are too high for the food. Drinks...don't waste your money. They tasted awful and there was very little alcohol in them. Overall, there have to be much better places.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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