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Buena Vista

Calle 3ra | Calle Principal on the water, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 757-9035
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brownie” (15 reviews)
“fish tacos” (17 reviews)
“burger” (37 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Central American, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Calle 3ra | Calle Principal on the water, Isla Colon, Panama
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have a varied menu with something for everyone, but if you are looking for a fresh whole lobster with all the fixins at a very reasonable price, you have arrived. Not interested in Lobster, than order from their extensive offering of Hamburgers. Buena Vista...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2018

They forgot about us when we came in so it took us forever to get the menus and then it took even longer for them to come take the order. The food was not that good, it was okay but compared to the other food...More

Thank 308klaral
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Small but nice. Good vibes at the evening. The breeze was perfect . I was with my husband on a dinner here.

Thank Ofri D
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

I started visiting Buena Vista the first time I went to Bocas 9 years ago. Over the last four trips, we have always returned to this restaurant. It has changed locations, but still delivers! YOU CAN NOT MISS THE BROWNIES! Great for an afternoon treat,...More

Thank MeEncantaTravel445
Reviewed March 31, 2018

Great variety of delicious food, wonderful service with friendly people, amazing waterfront view, cool touch with the lights beneath the water.

Thank Luis_Burke
Reviewed March 30, 2018

With their excellent waterfront location, Buena Vista always has a nice sea breeze, and the seating is protected from rain. The atmosphere is casual, and the restrooms are very clean. They have a nice bar area and a good selection of cold drinks. Perfect for...More

Thank Tanya_Take_Two
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Great service with a beautiful view. The pancakes, eggs and bacon were delicious. A great way to start your day

Thank 256Debbie
Reviewed March 15, 2018

We ate here two nights. Loved sitting by the water and by the rustic dock. My two daughters bought t-shirts from them.

Thank EReidy
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Good selection, was prepared well and as always we ordered way too much. Nice clean, hip place. Will be back again.

Thank Mark
Reviewed March 6, 2018

Really chill resturaunt on the water. We ordered like 4 apps for lunch. Can't remember which ones but nothing was out of place or bad?

Thank rachael h h
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $27
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 3ra | Calle Principal on the water, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon
  • Phone Number: +507 757-9035
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The Buena Vista Bar & Grill has been a staple in Bocas for over nineteen years. It is located over the water in downtown Bocas (Isla Colón). It is open daily from 7:30am until 9:30pm for breakfast, drinks, starters, sandwiches, burgers, salads, and wraps as well as main courses of seafood, steaks, international and vegetarian fare, and house specialties. Although originally opened in 1997, Kelly and Juan Pablo De Caro have owned the Buena Vista Bar and Grill since 2005. They recently moved to a NEW location with an even better view and atmosphere. They only employ Panamanians, many of whom have been with them for over eleven years. By eating and drinking at the Buena Vista, you are helping to directly support ten local families. Here at the BV, we do our best to give you the prompt service you deserve! Thanks for coming!
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