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Calaloo Beach, FishBar & Grill

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$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Bar, South American
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Calle Francisco Pizarro | Isla Taboga Pier, Playa Honda Beach, Isla Taboga, Panama
+507 6000-5172
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8:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great meal. Had fish tacos for dinner. Very fresh and tasty. Wait staff was friendly and fast. Could watch folks walk by on the main road of Taboga and see the ocean.

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Thank gatornutbob
Hyannis
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food & drinks were great. The staff & owner were extremely nice & accommodating. We ate there several times during our stay

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the opportunity to have lunch at Calaloo on a very hot and sunny afternoon. The cold drinks were a welcomed start. They have a fairly good selection and variety of dishes to choose from. My lunch was alright, a tad salty, but my partner really enjoyed his! This is a great little place to stop for drinks or... More 

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Thank QnB2015
Reno, Nevada
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96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This 2nd level restaurant has an excellent view of the beach. Margaritas were excellent, tasty, and strong. Coconut martinis were fun and tasty, beer was cold. All cocktails and beer were reasonably priced, The Sea Bass fillet was fresh and prepared perfectly.

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Thank Stephen B
norfolk
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106 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a hot day wandering the town and beaches we came here for a cold beer and a bite to eat. The beer was great, the location lovely overlooking the town beach, but sadly the fish and chips we ordered were not too good. Tasty,but hardly any fish and all batter. There is a reasonable menu though to select from.

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Thank omanNorfolk
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

Had a quick lunch ahead of going to the beach. It's super cute, fun shell theme decor with friendly service and wonderful views of the bay. Two of us had the ceviche, it was local fish and really very good, and fish tacos that also where great and fresh. Had a lovely margarita, they have a nice cocktail menu, and... More 

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Thank Erich M
RanchitoCerrito, General Manager at Calaloo Beach, FishBar & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much por your visit! The shell decor that you enjoyed we made ourselves from local shells, coconuts and jute rope. The local chef has many regulars who visit weekly. Some who don't cook much themselves and come to us for their favorite meals. We highlight local culture and foods at CALALOO as part of your experience visiting us.... More 

Lodi, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
Reviewed February 25, 2017

If you like good food, eat here. If you like your food served with a flair, eat here. If you like history and enjoy the sea breeze as you beach watch, eat here. I great place. The food was very good and when my service arrived, I wasn't the only one who wanted pictures of it, it was so creatively... More 

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Thank Ron J
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed late lunches here and both days great service and we loved the fish and patacones! Restaurant serves beer and alcohol drinks as well as a variety of other choices. one of few places that takes credit cards. Local art displayed.

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5 reviews
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

The food is awesome and they make the best drinks. It's very reasonably priced. The owners are super nice and the whole experience is very personal.

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Thank adam a
Sao Paulo, SP
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2017

Just love to have lunch and dinner over there because they were so nice and prepared a delicious vegan lunch and vegan dinner for me!!!!!

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Thank NiniBel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $16
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Bar, South American
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Francisco Pizarro | Isla Taboga Pier, Playa Honda Beach, Isla Taboga, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Isla Taboga
  • Phone Number: +507 6000-5172
Description
Popular Beach Restaurant with great fresh food, tropical- fun interior with local art & crafts. Tourist friendly with staff knowledgeable about Taboga Island, wall maps offering hiking information/orientation. Calaloo offers Complete Beach Day Packages with Umbrellas and chairs, excellent lunch, bathrooms, free WIFI (on the beach and inside). Stop by on arrival! take a LEFT at the pier and walk 2 minutes - on the right, look for the dancing tropical lady painted on the CALALOO building and a palm thatch roof for shade and outdoor seating. Featuring family recipes from the restaurant's Caribbean Tropical roots plus inspired Isla Taboga Panama dishes. Cosy-cool atmosphere with a view onto the beach,and street-side seating, shaded by traditional red Caribbean shutters and thatched roof outside. The friendly staff can whip up an espresso, a Margarita, Pina Coladoa, or a Taboga Loca cocktail served up with crispy fresh Fish n Chips while visitors enjoy the Beach-Sea view listening to a wide range of tropical tunes. CALALOO Menu Favorites! From $5 & up; Drinks $2 & Up. Breakfast: Tabogan/Panamanian Breakfast; Waffles; Iced Coffee; Breakfast Egg Burger Lunch or Dinner: Pirate Fish Platter with Creole Sauce; Traditional whole fried Red Snapper; Garlic Shrimp; Home made Fish n Chips; Chicken with spicy peanut sauce or chimichurri; Braised BBQ Beef; Seafood Ragout with Coconut; Seafood Pizza. Tapas: Calaloo Croquettes; Fish Croquettes; Veggie Pita; Hummus; Chicken Sate with Peanut Sauce; Ceviche Tropical. Dessert: Cheesy cheesecake; Homemade triple Chocolate Brownies Drinks: Fresh Juice of the Day (eg: Pineapple, Passion fruit); Iced Coffee; Taboga Loca; Seco Sour; Taboga fresh Lemonade; ice cold beers national and international; Homemade Sangria, Margaritas, Pina Coladas. Sit in - Take out to the Beach - BEACH DAY PACKAGES - Events - Company Parties - Groups - Reservations for Dinner accepted.

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