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Bibi's on the beach

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Isla Carenero | Surfside Restaurant and Bar @ Buccaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
+507 757-9137
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Costa Rica
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015

We stayed on the island for 7 days and ate here 5 times. Service was relaxed and fun. Food was great, you can order anything and not have to worry about it. I recommend check it out.

Thank CEC131
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015

After surfing all morning it was great to walk to Bibi's and get drinks and lunch. So good and a great location on the water!! A must go!

Thank Lesa H
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

As starters we had cocktails, since there's a happy hour until 7 pm. They were quite good especially in comparison to what is served as happy hour cocktails in Bocas town. Even more so, our main courses were really delicious. So far the best sea food we had in Panama. The portion size is large. Overall good value for money.... More 

Thank Robert M
Pompano Beach, Florida
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

No doubt the best food on the island! The staff was so friendly and the food was excellent. My fiancé and I ate here three times and can't wait to go back! Thanks to Bibi's our trip to this amazing island was even better then we thought possible! Definitely a restaurant not to be missed if visiting this Island!!

Thank MaryAnn S
Bocas Town, Panama
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2015

I went to this restaurant with 4 friends and this is everyones opinion. The food was average, nothing special at all. The service was very nice.

Thank Poli R
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2015

We ate here several times, not just because it is one of the few restaurants on this island, but because it was quite good. The walk was pleasant, the food was good and the staff was super friendly. Would return and recommend to friends and family!

Thank brendad288
Panama City Beach, Florida
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

The food was good, flavorful and well presented. William and Bernard were great and we left feeling like we made new friends Even though it was noontime the ankle biters were out so don't wait to put on the supplied bug spray we made new friends. Even though it was noon time the ankl

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2015

Great spot for happy hour drinks and food! The staff are friendly and the place was lively when we went.

Thank chiubeli
Santa Catalina, Panama
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015

My family and I ate here twice while staying on isla Carenero and were very satisfied. Great ceviche, reasonably priced and good for kids too...

Thank Firefox264
Bettembourg, Luxembourg
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015

Bibi's is great for a cool drink or great food after a swim or a long canoe ride. The staff at Bibi's are really friendly. Their ceviche was amazing. We would highly recommend visiting Bibi's during your time in Bocas.

Thank Vladtannis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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: +507 757-9137
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?