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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
Closed now
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Wed - Mon 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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new york
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

Thank joanstarr2
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank John D
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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 

Thank i_segul
Flanders, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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 29 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 

Thank Bacon-Boy
Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Our family chose Pipa's for lunch based on it great location on the beach and previous reviews. Unfortunately the food was not up to scratch! The langoustines were very good but the fresh fried fish and octopus tasted as though they had been prepared earlier and left in the oven or under a heat lamp too long. Fries were tepid... More 

Thank Ken M
Tavernier, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

We went to find Pipa's after reading so many reviews on it. We finally wound our way through very narrow and bumpy dirt roads and finally found it. Bar is actually on the beach front. We only had a beer as the menu that day was not what we were looking for. The staff was pretty friendly and spoke fairly... More 

Thank Susan A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

This is a local bar and restaurant located right on the beach. The food is very tasty and the atmosphere is very relaxing. I had an excellent Passion Fruit Margarita and Sangria. I actually enjoyed my food a lot.

Thank Tamara B
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

The beach was very calm and nice, food decent but not spectacular, a great place to relax. When you drive down the sand road, you think you will never get there, but you do... And it is hard packed enough that getting stuck is not a real issue. That was a concern of mine, but not to worry. A bit... More 

Thank jna58
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

for Farallon it might be the best food in town. according to the rest of the world it would be far below average. but just as woody's, you don't have a choice. all the food will definitely not kill you but the taste just sucks. no attention to detail at all. and be aware of renting a the most expensive... 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
Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?