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Rip Tide - CLOSED


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Reviewed November 8, 2014

Awesome bar on the deck of a boat that is permanently docked near Bahia Saigon on Bocas del Toro. Nice sea breezes, happy hour all day, good prices, it was truly a boat drink experience. And it wasn’t crowded with surfers. Only had beers so...More

Date of visit: October 2014
Thank Mark M
Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Closely located to the centre of town. Offering western (deep)fried food. Pretty tasty, quick service, fair prices (there's a 17% tip/taxes which is presented when you ask the bill :( ). Beer was good and people were really friendly. Would recommend going there around sunset.

Thank Maarten N
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Have been to the Riptide off and on for several years now. It used to have a kind of rustic charm, and some fairly good fried food. the last couple of times we went we have been pretty disappointed. The staff is not friendly and...More

Date of visit: July 2014
Thank PanamaDon
Reviewed June 26, 2014

One of the most atmospheric bars I have ever been too, and believe me in 50 years there have been a few. I love this place, the atmosphere, the food. The owner, Scott,is a wonderful man who works hard, runs a great bar, and pumps...More

Date of visit: June 2014
Thank mikeethegerman
Reviewed May 20, 2014

I've been here a few times already and the food is good. I've had the fish sandwich, calamari and fish fingers... all cooked well with nice flavors. My favorite are the fries! Fresh cut, skin on, crispy! The food is a tad on the greasy...More

Date of visit: May 2014
Thank pammee80
Reviewed May 1, 2014

Decent food nothing to scream about. It's an old boat on the water, saw multiple roaches, but food is not prepared on the boat so no worries just be aware. A very unique, positive, experience. We were there on a quiet night and had a...More

Date of visit: May 2014
Thank J B
Reviewed April 9, 2014

Went there for a drink and met several from the USA who had very interesting stories, opinions and ideas of things to do. Went out on a recomended trimaran sunset cruise that night and had a blast...met several more great people. A nice breeze and...More

Date of visit: April 2014
Thank Hoop1995
Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

Scot the owner is the perfect host, the food is served to an excellent standard and predominantly a blend of American southern fried food. The bar clientel is predominantly ex pat americans and holiday makers. If you fancy a quick couple of games of texas...More

Thank gareth g
Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

I've traveled all over the world and this is one of my favorite bars ever. Cool staff, great drinks, and they show NFL games. Can't beat it.

Thank TravisR19
Reviewed October 21, 2013

The Rip Tide has a good atmosphere. This rebuilt Florida shrimp boat never leaves the dock and offers great views and a cool breeze. Unfortunately it all went down hill from there. The food is all fried and they can't even do that right it...More

Date of visit: October 2013
Thank Eddie B
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