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Bibi's on the beach

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

I visited with a friend after spending time on the beach - we had the best margaritas ever for under three dollars. Definitely worth a trip! Plus, you can sit right on the water.

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Thank krudzitis
Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chow down on the Langosta - hard to beat! Everything my buddies had as well rocked! Lady is super cool!

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

Just kick back and relax and have a mango margarita. This is a great place to just kick back and relax and have a mango margarita while you watch the boats go by. The food is good too. Hang out on the deck over the water and chill.

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Thank Lynette N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location and the staff are great and the food is excellent ! You need to try the special ceviche.

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Thank Cassia L
Livermore, CO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food! Will is the BEST!!! We'll definitely be back! We started with the brushetta...I had grilled shrimp - my husband had a grilled chicken sandwich - both were awesome!

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Thank Beachlover49
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place could be really cool if they would just try a little. The bartender was really rude and unfriendly. There are chaise lounge chairs on the deck but every single one of them was broken. The overall experience was lacking. I would not go back even if they were offering free food and drinks.

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Thank Christy B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food on the water with music and wifi. Smoothies, seafood, salads and sandwiches surrounded by the ocean. There is no more relaxing of a setting to enjoy a delicious meal.

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Thank Nicole O
Carenero Island, Panama
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff great food can't ask for better location always a good time. Swim drink eat all in one place. Drinks made from scratch with fresh fruit and food is made with love. Owner penny is always social and makes you feel welcome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

best food.. amazing happy hour! the margaritas rock! love it.. eating dinner on the deck is just breathtaken. my kids love their food.. i had the seafood mix wish was great.. best place best food, great service ...best way to end a day at bocas!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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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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, Seafood, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?