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Surf Break at Paunch Restaurant

Paunch Road, near Paunch Surf Break | Paunch Beach , Isla Colon, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6888-5000
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“lunch” (6 reviews)
“tacos” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Caribbean, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Paunch Road, near Paunch Surf Break | Paunch Beach , Isla Colon, Isla Colon, Panama
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

It was only open a few days during our trip unfortunately, because it was a favorite place. You sit looking out at a picture perfect quiet beach, watching the surfers. Food is good, beer is cheap, staff are friendly. And really, you cannot miss seeing...More

Thank Jessica K
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Best loaded fries and best adult slushees ever! Great service all round! Amazing location in the forest 100m from the beach. Recommended for couples and family visits.

Thank Lalita S
Reviewed May 15, 2018

Stayed here with my boyfriend for a week and we had breakfast there every morning...we were given the BEST fruit bowls along with a list of other options to choose from, mostly breakfast tacos and some egg casseroles and pancakes/french toast. We tried a range...More

Thank Linzb918
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Friends came here yesterday and raved about it, so had to check it out. And wasn’t disappointed! The Bloody Mary bar is so good- and fun. Tacos are amazing too. Highly recommend the 3 mile bike ride from town - open Friday-Sunday .

Thank j k
Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

This guys know how to make tacos! A very relaxed atmosphere and a good spot to have a little break of surfing.. Alli and David are such nice guys and we really enjoyed to stay here! Sometimes you can mix your own Bloody Mary:)!

Thank MarkusDz88
Reviewed February 15, 2018

Delicious food made with love. Awesome vibe. Food was fresh and tasty. Close to some cool beaches. And if you stay here, you can even get this food for breakfast!

Thank ELABuenosaires
Reviewed January 28, 2018

Planned to stay here only 3 nights but prolonged for 16 and don´t want to go home. Food is great, breakfast is fantastic and guests are pampered in every way.

Thank Steinarr L
Reviewed October 29, 2017

Great view, right on the beach. Food is fantastic. Highly recommend. What vacation dining is all about.

Thank Pauline B
Reviewed August 21, 2017

The good: Friendly staff, new and clean. Some choice of drinks. The food was tasty and freshly cooked to order. The not so good: Only open a few hours. most of the (few) food options were 'sold out' The portions are very, VERY tiny (and...More

Thank worlddivingtraveller
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Stopped by after a swim at the beach and was not disappointed! The tacos ($6) were delicious and very creative! We wanted to try them all. It's a really nice spot to "chill" out, in the jungle but still so close to the beach! The...More

Thank Foodsafaris
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $8
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paunch Road, near Paunch Surf Break | Paunch Beach , Isla Colon, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon
  • Phone Number: +507 6888-5000
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PLEASE NOTE OUR RESTAURANT IS CLOSED FOR LOW SEASON. SEE YOU IN JANUARY, 2019! We are a small restaurant open for breakfast, brunch and lunch; days and hours change regularly by season. Our taco menu changes often, based on ingredients available in town and weekly specials...always tacos, just tacos. We like tacos. There is just something about getting all the yummy flavors in a single bite. That, coupled with the very different backgrounds we come from (Alli is from Puerto Rico and David is from Texas), has provided us with an interesting mix of food and flavors that we like to cook with. We want to share our favorites with you...in a taco, always delicious! We are located up a small hill right near one of Bocas' best surf the breaks with a beautiful view of the jungle canopy and the sounds of the nearby ocean and breaks just right down our hill. Perfect to stop for bit after surfing or one the way out to or back from Bluff.
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