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Guari Guari

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La Cabana Beach | next to only gas station on Isla Colon, Isla Colon, Panama
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Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Guari Guari is my go to for a special occasion. For $23 you get a personalized five course meal. The serving sizes are perfect so that you can try it all without feeling like you are going to explode at the end or leave you wanting more food. It is best to go in person to make a reservation. At... More 

Thank Heather S
Denver, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently ate at Guari Guari while in Bocal, Panama. It was easily the best meal we had while in Panama. My husband travels for work to Europe and South America, and even he couldn't remember when he had a better meal. If you are looking for a nice meal, this is definitely the place to go.

Thank jhdinser
Lille, France
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208 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere of the restaurant is great, really peaceful, and the staff is really nice, professional and efficient. We had here a great dinner with high quality food: Guari Guari is maybe the best restaurant of the area in my opinion.

Thank Henri B
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed on Colon Island for 2 months and this by far was our favorite restaurant. Price fix, 5 courses, no choices, but wow. Everything is superb. Add to that the charming waitstaff, and this will be an experience you won't soon forget.

Thank Sue m
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017

We loved this hidden location with the sounds of waves! The food was spectacular - truly the best in Bocas! The host was so attentive and kind. And the price was very fair for what you are served. Don't miss this restaurant while in Bocas. Make the reservation!

Thank Deborah C
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Requires a taxi to get here - cheap at the price. Return cab is easily obtained. This is a different style of eating - a five course tasting menu. All great food served by a wonderful waiter and prepared by a magician in the kitchen. It's small so reservations are usually required.

Thank intrepidtraveller100
Chambly, Canada
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2017

We've had a lot of expectations about this restaurant and it exceed all of them. The owner is super friendly and explained us everything we asked him. The food is very good, nice little restaurant. I highly recommend it, you'll have a wonderful evening.

Thank MrJSC
Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017

We had dinner at Guari Guari, at this place you need a reservation but he will accommodate walk ins. They have a set menu, which includes 3 appetizers a main course and dessert. The owner/ waiter explains each dish as he presents it. Everything was delicious, my husband doesn't eat fish but the main course was tuna steak, and my... More 

Thank Judie D
Waterford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2017

Fabulous, 5 course, prixt fixe dinner for only $23 pp. Our waiter, Ossi, was so considerate and efficient. Flavor galore. Small cozy place, don't miss it. No sign out front so we almost did.

Thank Margo1949
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2017

We first ate here in 2013 and we very happy to see the restaurant still going strong in such a tough industry. We celebrated the new year with a special gourmet meal served by Ozzy and prepared by a creative chef slaving in the kitchen. You must book your reservation in advance. You will be very pleased with the presentation,... More 

Thank Darlene M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
International, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Cabana Beach | next to only gas station on Isla Colon, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon
  • Phone Number: 66271825

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?