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Morrillo Beach Eco Resort Restaurant

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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A focus on the farm-to-table concept offering fresh, local ingredients with a Mexican inspiration. Located inside Morrillo Beach Eco Resort on the waters edge in the lush jungle makes this location a feast for the palate but also a feast for the eyes and imagination. The entertainment is endless; monkeys, birds, iguanas and all types of wildlife, in addition to the surfers on the waves. Relax with fresh food and artisan beer. *Reservations are required if not a registered guest with the resort.*
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Healthy, Mexican, Bar, South American, Central American
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Parking Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, drinks and open air atmosphere of the Morrillo Beach Eco Resort Restaurant were all phenomenal! Where else can you sit in the jungle canopy and eat delicious food? Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all delicious and plentiful. Cari and her team were very...accommodating to our dietary needs. Everything was fresh and delicious. No one ever left the table hungry! Thanks for keeping our bellies full and our bodies energized so we could enjoy all the adventure every day!More

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Date of visit: June 2021
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Cari Mackey, Owner at Morrillo Beach Eco Resort Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey there Katz Family! We all enjoyed sharing our local foods with you from Panamanian favorites, to Mexican tastiness, sweet desserts, freshly caught tuna, and of course, the made from scratch beloved peanut butter sandwiches. Everything tastes better with a view of the ocean and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was, by far, the best food I've ever had eating out. It doesn't even compare to the meals they serve you in the restaurant. Everything is eco, organic, most is grown on their own garden and the chef puts it all together into DIVINE...meals. Not that only the food is amazing, their restaurant is sort of the "treehouse" experience. Lovely terrace is amongst the canopies, where you get to observe Panamian wildlife... You can see monkeys, iguanas, sooo many birds... while having a beautiful view of an ocean! Hands down best dining experience!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Cari Mackey, Owner at Morrillo Beach Eco Resort Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

OH Ajda, You are just so nice! We really enjoyed serving you and your friends in our restaurant because of how much you seemed to enjoy it. I totally agree with you; the setting up in the trees with the surrounding jungle makes the experience...More

Reviewed May 15, 2021 via mobile

There really is something magical about this place. We found ourselves in a tranquil, thoughtfully operated, luxurious eco resort nestled in thick jungle, perched right above a perfect beach. Truly spectacular buildings, locations and people. The main building consists of chill lounge area with surf/paddleboard...rentals, front desk, with steps right down to the beach. Upstairs is the incredible restaurant and bar where they serve delicious food made from locally sourced ingredients. They had delicious locally made micro brews on tap too! This is a very undeveloped area of Panama which makes literally everything that much more special. The hotel is newly constructed, super clean and super cool. It’s a tall building so from our balcony we really felt like we were up in a treehouse. The staff here is spectacular. Couldn’t ask for more, we’ll be back!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Cari Mackey, Owner at Morrillo Beach Eco Resort Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2021

Hey There Adam! Thank you so much for this descriptive review and for the 5 bubble rating! We are so happy to hear how you enjoyed this magical location, our service, the food and cold beers while being able to rest and relax in your...More

Reviewed May 14, 2021

Amazing to see how much love and detail Cari puts in every plate. A common "Nacho" platter all of a sudden becomes a special treat. My family loved the food, even the kids - Imagine- lolMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Cari Mackey, Owner at Morrillo Beach Eco Resort Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2021

Thank you Oliver for taking the time to review about your food experiences in our restaurant. We are so happy to hear how your whole family enjoyed the food! We look forward to your return again some day for more nachos and food served with...More

Reviewed May 10, 2021

Meals are prepared with love and using local products and suppliers. We enjoyed our meals and our kids ate every bite.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Cari Mackey, Owner at Morrillo Beach Eco Resort Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2021

Thank you so much Ana for the 5-bubble review. We are so happy to hear you all enjoyed your dining experience with us and especially the kids. They are quite the eaters which makes us all so happy to see. Your Friends Always in Morrillo,...More

Reviewed May 6, 2021

Our group was comprised of 3 couples travelling to all parts of Panama and this was my personal favorite stop on our trip. We were welcomed warmly by Cari and Carlos who was our trail guide, bartender & all around accommodating staff member. I'll add...that the kitchen staff not only provided us with delicious locally-sourced organic fare but were also very friendly and wore genuine smiles. We arrived a little late for our hike to the waterfalls but never felt rushed by Cari. Because April is the hottest month of the year in Panama there wasn't much fall to the falls but the hike was enjoyable. Carlos educated us on various native plants and wildlife and was a patient guide. Upon return to the lush and beautiful eco lodge we were immediately provided with an ice-cold craft beer that was brewed in house. This was a great surprise as we had been limited to Balboa and Panama (the generic beers in the country) up until then. I believe they had 5 or 6 home brews to choose from. Though we only stayed for a short time we were amazed at the cleanliness of the rooms, the amazing beach and surf that was perfect for beginners and the overall sense of pride of ownership by Cari and Ryan. You can tell that this place is special from the time you arrive until the inevitable departure to the next destination. As a group we agreed that when we do return we will spend several more days there. I couldn't recommend this wonderful place more!!More

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Date of visit: April 2021
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Cari Mackey, Owner at Morrillo Beach Eco Resort Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2021

Dearest Pete and friends, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this nice review about your quick stay with us. We had so much fun serving your group that we too were sad you had to leave so soon. We are so...More

Reviewed April 25, 2021

The open air restaurant at Morrillo Beach Eco Resort is set on the 2nd floor of a two story building and it has amazing views of the estuary and the ocean. There is a nice breeze, but when it is still out, they have well...placed fans that keep the air moving so even when the temperatures are hot it is quite comfortable. It is set amongst the canopy of trees that have monkeys and birds and iguanas all around. The service is top notch, everyone is wearing a smile and is genuinely happy to serve you. The fresh flowers on the tables are a nice touch. Nothing is disposable staying true to the Eco part of this resort. The bar has several different micro brews that are tasty and also had a refreshing and light gluten free beer option which was very satisfying after a nice surf session. It is also well stocked with local beer, wine, and liquors. Bloody Mary's at breakfast were a nice treat! I was rather surprised by the abundance of fresh vegetables and greens that we had during our stay, as this is not typical in Central America. Cari has a beautiful garden on the grounds and works closely with local farmers to provide amazing greens of all kinds and a good variety of fresh tasty vegetables. All of our salads were amazing, and topped with freshly made homemade dressings. Speaking of that, everything we ate was homemade from scratch, from the yogurt to the tortilla chips and everything in between, the mole was especially amazing, and Cari makes homemade hot sauces that have the perfect flavor to heat ratio. I was also utterly impressed with how local all of our meats were, nothing came packaged from a store, everything was from very small local farmers in the area, and the animals are loved and treated well. I have a gluten intolerance, and Cari went out of her way to make special pastries for me at breakfast, and also gluten free bread and tortillas! I noticed that Cari and her team met guests dietary restrictions with ease and it wasn't an inconvenience. The restaurant also has dairy free milk options which is also not common in Central America. We stayed 12 nights at Morrillo and because of the extensive variety of the menu, never got tired of eating there. Everything was so good my husband and I cannot really pick a favorite. I have travelled and stayed at many places throughout Central America, and this restaurant is unparalleled to anything I have experienced.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Cari Mackey, Owner at Morrillo Beach Eco Resort Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2021

Dearest Tina, No detail goes unnoticed by you, that's for sure. Thank you for your appreciation of the surrounding nature, our "Eco" efforts, and our attention to service. It was easy with you guys, you were so much fun to serve here because you literally...More

Reviewed April 25, 2021

The view from the open air restaurant is just as great as the food! From watching the waves on the beach to the howler monkeys playing in the trees it was just the best!!!! The service was incredible and the staff were always happy to...help. Every meal was delicious, from breakfast to dinner, I always walked away with a happy belly! My wife and I always asked each other what out favorite meal was and the answer was always the one we were eating. The food is all local sourced and all the sauces were homemade! I went to surf but stayed for the food!!!!More

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Date of visit: April 2021
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Cari Mackey, Owner at Morrillo Beach Eco Resort Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2021

I LOVE this: I went to surf but stayed for the food!!!! That really needs to be the title of this review. Thank you Chris for taking the time to write a review about your experience in our restaurant. You were both such a pleasure...More

Reviewed April 21, 2021

Absolutely delicious and healthfully prepared food! Serving locally resourced ingredients, creative recipes and choices. You can taste the love and care put into the dishes! The commitment to the environment and the local culture is apparent, and was very much appreciated and admired. The quality...of the food was excellent!More

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Date of visit: April 2021
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Cari Mackey, Owner at Morrillo Beach Eco Resort Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2021

Dearest Kelli, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your 5 bubble review about our your experience in our restaurant. We are so happy to hear our sourcing and cultural connections resonated with your through our mostly Mexican dishes and especially healthy...More

Reviewed April 20, 2021

We loved the healthy and tasteful fresh produce and food overall. The fresh salad was a favorite for all and can recommended. The craft beer on tap was fabulous, as well as others that was on offer. The children especially enjoyed hanging out around the...restaurant.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Cari Mackey, Owner at Morrillo Beach Eco Resort Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2021

Thank you Marguerite for taking the time to review your dining experience with others. We loved having your kids around the "chef's table" and sharing Ryan's col-col beers with you. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the fresh foods. Your Friends Always in...More

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Morrillo Beach Eco Resort Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5