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Guari Guari

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La Cabana Beach | next to only gas station on Isla Colon, Isla Colon, Panama
6575-5513
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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Came here at the recommendation of the outstanding folks at the Firefly (Where we stayed for a week) - this was the final meal of our week long odyssey in Bocas Del Toro, and what a meal. The food, ambience, and excellent service of the owner himself (Ozzi) was nothing short of fantastic. What a great way to end our... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I knew I would be a little disappointed after being hyped up so much. Great owner, personable and hard working. But great? Not for me. Small portions. Soup was very good but was served in the smallest cup possible. The rest including the mixed drinks were fair, but I wouldn't go out of my way to return.

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Turrialba, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, we heard about this place and I must admit we were abit hesitant when we arrived as it doesn't look like much. However, once we were there, our server and host (Ossi) was as perfect as one could hope for. It's a fixed menu with 5 courses. Each one is brought out singly and you are given time to... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Restaurant offers a fixed 5 course tasting menu. All the courses were fresh and excellent. The German server was excellent and a total pro. A restaurant this elegant and well prepare was a surprise in a laid back surfer town.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attention, everyone: I love eating. I have been eating for 30 years. This was the best meal I have ever had. Guari Guari is closed Tuesday and Wednesday, so be sure you plan your trip so that you are on Bocas on a day when they are open. I'm not even kidding, it's that good. You also must call ahead... More 

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Laguna Vista, TX
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Off the beaten track and wonderfully different! Five course meal for $26, changes nightly. Delightful salad with a balsamic honey dressing was a great start, followed by a tortilla filled with porcini mushrooms and feta cheese. Fresh hummus with warm pita triangles followed and was amazing. Entree of seared tuna with a fresh tempanade of to atoes, capers and black... More 

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Kernville, CA
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing and the owner extremely helpful and friendly. I don't eat meat but my boyfriend does and we each had food that we really enjoyed

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Brooklyn, New York
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Even after reading the rave reviews about this place I remained skeptical--a 'Mediterranean' restaurant run by a German chef named after the local dialect, but not serving local fare? That combo felt a little off putting for me, so it was last on my list of places to dine on Bocas. Luckily I was there for several nights. And, after... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

I love great food and this is both great food and a wonderful experience. The service is excellent. We requested to go back the next night and it was even better than the first. My hubby and I loved it and highly recommend it. Yummy and fantastic!

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Corner Brook, Canada
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242 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

We found the food to be very basic but you only pay $28 for five courses so it was ok for the price. It's an outdoor restaurant without much in the way of atmosphere. Wear fly dope. Beware, this restaurant is at least 10 minutes outside Bocas Town on a dark, fairly deserted road. The restaurant will not call a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
International
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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: 6575-5513

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