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Playa Bluff Beach Restaurant

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Bluffbeach Road, Isla Colon 1111 bb, Panama
+507 6798-8507
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casual surfer place. Great pit stop for pizza & burgers. Staff was nice and it was fun to be so close to the crashing waves. It was a warm tropical rainy day when we went and rain didn't put a damper on our outing.

Thank Alemaphgiel
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We cycle from Bocas Town to Bluff Beach. Count 45 minutes. We had to go back by taxi with our bike cause the chain of one of them broke. The staff was super friendly and even tried to fix the bike. The cocktails were very good and the food too. The swimming pool was perfect as the beach is for... More 

Thank Steve J
Doonan, Australia
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210 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Friendly staff and could use the pool. Perhaps a little noisy music wise but aimed at the surfer market.

Thank lordgarner
Charlotte, North Carolina
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

We ate lunch here twice. Service is crap you have to get your own beers and order at the bar if you want anything. Servers hang out and ignore you mostly. Food is beach food decent. Fried fish burgers etc tastes good and cheap beer! The setting is marvelous literally on the sand looking at the ocean. Takes a bit... More 

Thank pleeb
Jackson, Mississippi
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

Went to Playa Bluff during our day long ATV excursion from Flying Pirates and on the way back decided to stop for some drinks and lunch. We had trouble getting a waitress to wait on us so I got us our drinks directly from the bar. Finally we were able to get a waitress to bring us menus and we... More 

Thank Steveinmiss1
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

Nice if you're hungry and want to grab something. But it's expensive for what it is. It has a nice vibe and nice scene though, but if you can go downtown do so.

Thank Priscilla T
Malmo, Sweden
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

We went to Playa Bluff by bike and were really looking forward to some refreshment and some nice food when we arrived at Playa Bluff. This Restaurant was a total disappointment. I wanted a cold Smoothie, but they hardly had any fruits left and when I eventually got the Smoothie it was the smallest (and most expensive) one I ever... More 

Thank Danni2002
Utila, Honduras
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This pretty spot offers a varied menu in a beautiful location. The fresh pool must be a god send for those with children or otherwise are bothered by the heat. I enjoyed my meal and would return without heistation.

Thank Fayezzz
Newtonville, ON
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44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We stayed next door for a few days and come here for a few meals, lunch and dinner. The new owners were great, provided lots of options and have an excellent spot. Food was also good and beers cold. Enjoyed coming here and would not hesitate to come back.

Thank Dan M
Hockessin, Delaware
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Playa Bluff was closed for remodeling but the manager was very nice and showed us around the property and introduced us to their resident sloths and caiman. Also offered us a drink and let us use the wifi to connect with the real world.

Thank Leslie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Japanese, American, Caribbean, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bluffbeach Road, Isla Colon 1111 bb, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon
  • Phone Number: +507 6798-8507

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