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Om Cafe

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Av. F at Calle 2 | Close to the Iguana Bar, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6624-0898
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely little restaurant with delicious food. Many menu choices for vegetarians, which is a big plus for me! My husband and I were not impressed with the cocktails we were served but we will try another when we return. All in all, a very good experience!

Thank Amanda W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pro's: Very nice restaurant with a quirky Indian menu (and also Thai menu). Great cocktail list Con's: None Note: Chat to the boss lady Sunanda who has been running this place for a number of years. Very interesting and cheerful person and will recommend the right food/drinks for you. She is authentic Indian.

Thank OzTrottingGlobe
Culver City, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You must eat at Om Cafe while in Bocas! I am from Los Angeles where we have great food yet I still crave Om and wish I could go back - that's how great the food was! I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank asiegel88
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You simply must eat here. The best Indian food - Coming from a diehard Indian food lover. The korma was rich and flavorful, the rice was aromatic and perfectly cooked. The naan tasted of mild toasted cumin. The view of the bay was magnificent. A must for dining in Bocas.

Thank Pynhead
Playa Coronado, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband had the Lamb Seekh Kebab which were good. Served with a slice of Naan bread with a spicy onion and garlic mint yogurt for $9.50. I had the Chicken Creme de la creme . Outstanding dish! A French inspired dish made with marinated in OJ, honey and cooked in a creme sauce with sauteed mushrooms and a hint... More 

Thank LindaB1947
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice located on the water. The food was very tasteful, the drinks as well. Friendly service. Reasonable prices. Nice ambiance.

Thank R P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I often feel obliged to enjoy the local cuisine in Bocas Del Toro but I simply can't stay away from OM. It's the best Indian food I've ever eaten and it's consistent. It's affordable, the meals are a good size and the service is perfect. Strongly recommend going once, twice or as many times you can fit into your trip!

Thank AlexWest07
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was very good and the view is lovely. But we had to go find the server at the bar to order beers and our meal - and we were the only people there at the time. And they add a 10% plus 7% charge to the bill so we paid 17% to basically serve ourselves. Will not be... More 

Thank JennieJ1960
Chilliwack, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Found out that they close Saturday and Sunday but they did open while we were still in town. Good over water Indian food.

Thank Bonnie S
Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Really tasty food and a welcome change from the mainly fried local food. Everything tasted fresh and was as good a fish curry as I've had.

Thank Suds_Surf_School

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $17
Indian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. F at Calle 2 | Close to the Iguana Bar, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
  • Phone Number: +507 6624-0898
OM Cafe, established in 2002 offers authentic Indian cuisine in our new location over the water with a beautiful deck overlooking the ocean and with the only retractable roof in Bocas! You can also sit on our street side terrace to watch to people watch. We have an amazing selection of Indian classics such as Samosas, butter chicken, vindaloo, naan and more. We have recently added some international specialties on our menu like our famous pad Thai and our creme de la creme chicken. We offer the traditional yogurt drink called lassi and we also have an array of fantastic cocktails like our Twisted Madame, our Lotus Flower white wine sangria made with rose water. The decor, the ambiance and the location and of course the food will ensure a wonderful dining experience. The owner was born in India and raised in Toronto, Canada and has been I Bocas for over 14 years.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?