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Bibi's on the beach

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Caribbean, Central American, Seafood, South American
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Isla Carenero | Surfside Restaurant and Bar @ Buccaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
+507 7579137
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Headed to Bibi's after Surf lessons with Escuela del Mar. Enjoyed a beautiful sunset and cool breeze out of their out door patio. Ordered a delicious Tropical Ginger Snapper platter! Good Service.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Happy hour from 4-7 p.m. gives great deals on drinks, $2.50 - $2.75 for what would normally be ~$5. Nice oceanfront views and chairs available for tanning, although customer service isn't great. Service is slow and staff are quite rude.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place is amazing, very welcoming and calm. The food was really delicious. We ordered lobster, octopus, shrimp cocktail and loved every part of our meal. Highly recommended!

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Thank Eli C
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed next door at the Buccaneer, so we had breakfasts and lunches at Bibil's. All in all, very good. Excellent Caipirinhas, nice deck for watching the ocean, and everything we had to eat was delicious. Pretty "Typico", not breaking any new ground, just local style done right.

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New York City, New York, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a cute beach restaurant where you can sit on a dock over the water. The selection was more limited than the menu would have you believe (i.e. out of lots of items), but the whole fish and passion fruit ceviche were both good options. I would tell a friend to consider it, but it's nothing special.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went there on a rainy day with my friend. I wasn't hungry, just drank abuelo with coke and he ate some sea food with rice. The service was slow and the food (as my friend told me) was quite average.

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Thank Anna V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit the famous Bibi's and it did not disappoint! The lobster dishes we had were ahhhhmazing! While service was not great (minus one circle) the view, food and drinks were yummy! Definitely worth the try!

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Thank GnzLzMs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great selection of food Range from seafood to chicken Great selection of drinks All prepared well Friendly Service Reasonably priced We went here several times since it was one of the best places there!

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Thank Wayne K
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We at lunch/dinner here a few times while in Bocas. This place is a must if you're in town. You have to get dropped off on a pier a little ways down from Bibi's as it's too shallow for the boats to pull up to it directly. It's a quaint little walk down past some beach bungalows to get to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Food, Great Location. Fun place to walk to along the beach. After lunch we chilled out on the lounge chairs and swam in the bay. Wonderful place for the whole familyl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Caribbean, Central American, Seafood, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Isla Carenero | Surfside Restaurant and Bar @ Buccaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Carenero Island
  • Phone Number: +507 7579137
Description
Restaurant used to be part of the Bucaneer Resort, Carenero Island

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?