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Pipa's Beach Bar & Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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Farallon Town, Playa Blanca | After Decameron, at the end of the main street, Farallon, Rio Hato 0816, Panama
+507 6233-1429
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Playa Blanca, Panama
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very reasonable restaurant on the beach. If driving, it is hard to find, but well worth the hassle. It is on the beach, floor is sand, with tables and chairs. Menu is a chalk board with daily specials. Food is great, service is good, and expect to find very busy, especially on a weekend. We visit often.... More 

Thank Ken C
Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cero information about the use of the facilities!!! Charging you for all and everything once in the place! If that is the case charge a cover per person and publish it or just don't allow people with any drinks. A total disaster....,

Thank Magi2077
Playa Coronado, Panama
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is good. Service is okay. Weekends are very busy during the summer. The beach is wonderful. Do not leave your valuables in view.

Thank Schipblack
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waited 60 min for our food at not very busy beach restaurant. Guests who arrived way after us were served pretty fast. After 40 min I inquired what happened, we were told they are just terribly busy, but they were not busy first 30 min after we ordered. Instead of coming clean they forgot our meals, we were told other... More 

Thank Alena H
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Not sure why this place is rated so high, fish was way over cooked and was very expensive for what you got.

Thank Shana S
new york
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Pipa's has a nice fried seafood dish that is very popular and the atmosphere is friendly and informal.

Thank joanstarr2
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Great beach bar and restaurant! Had three different dishes. All were excellent and the prices and food quality were refreshing after a couple of days dining at a resort. Highly recommended.

1 Thank John D
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a laid back, easy going playa, less than 2 hours drive from Panama City. It is in the pacific side, so not the best sea & sand. On the other hand, you can bring your cooler, drink, food and everything. There is also a small restaurant to eat - fresh seafood, all good & tasty. The amenities are... More 

1 Thank i_segul
Flanders, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We were looking for the beach but seems like the Farallon area has been purchased by builders and even though Panama beaches are free is hard to access these due to all the construction in front of the beaches making these areas private property. About to give up I searched my on my phone for local bars and this place... More 

Thank GloYala
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

We try to visit Pipa's every time that we visit Panama. We have never been disappointed. It has an amazing vibe. The young people know it and they come from miles/km around to experience it. We have met visitors from all over the world there. Don't expect anything fancy or you will be disappointed. If you do, it's best that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Bar, Seafood, Caribbean, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Farallon Town, Playa Blanca | After Decameron, at the end of the main street, Farallon, Rio Hato 0816, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Cocle Province  >  Rio Hato  >  Farallon
  • Phone Number: +507 6233-1429
Under new Administration from 1 November 2012-Pipa's Beach is a Bar & Restaurant specialized in fresh seafood, cold beers, variety of drinks and tasty coctails. Ideal for families, groups and couples. Located about 1.5hr from Panama city, 20 minutes walk on the beach from Decameron Resort in Playa Blanca, Panama and 5-10 minute drive from Playa Blanca Resort. If you have a group reservation we will pay for your taxi transport from either hotel. Come and enjoy one of the best beaches in the Panamanian Pacific Coast! We are open from 11am. Dinner by reservation.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?