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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
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Warsaw, Poland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good Indian-like food (eg. curry). Restaurant located close to the water and adjacent to travel agency when you can buy a water tour around archipelago including 2 hrs visit on Cayo Zapatilla, small islet with sandy beach.

Thank Jacek_SP5APW
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Pad Thai not good. Tasted like peanut butter paste. Great atmosphere. Wouldn't go back. Very disappointing.

Thank Steve G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

restaurant by the water , relax and friendly , food is delicious , the personnel is making sure that you have a peasent experience. The ownwer Salunda makes sure that every customers have all what they need

Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lady who owns the restaurant is very nice, and we loved the atmosphere! Only had a few drinks, but they were delicious. Would recommend!

Thank nkapphahn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Lassi is made with rose water the drink is unforgettable. The food was good and the setting memorable for a sunset dinner.

Thank Chris F
Tryon, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

As the only Indian restaurant on Isla Colon it is with great regret I have to tell you, it's mediocre at best. I have tried six or seven of the dishes offered on the regular menu and all fell well short of my expectations. The service is slow at best and one evening it was practically non existent, there were... More 

Thank cfoxhunter
Warwick, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Great little restaurant on the waterfront run by an Indian lady who spent time in Canada before moving to Panama. They serve great Indian and Thai food and a full range of drinks. Laid back ambient music and some comfy seating make it a good place to stay on after your meal. They do Thalis and a Thai trio for... More 

Thank Neill B
Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We were staying for a one week vacation and we ate there 4 times we loved it so much! I loved that the location was in the Main Street and very easy to find with an excellent view due to its top level dining. We went there three times for dinner and once for breakfast. The ambiance was authentic Indian... More 

Thank Nikki G
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our dinner here. Having found most Central American food to be a little bland over the last 3 months, it was refreshing to find something a little different and flavoursome. We had the chicken korma and the entree sampler between us and found it to be plenty of food when paired with the naan basket. It was all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Really enjoyed the meal here, i know it's an Indian and the curry was decent, but the Red Thai Curry was really good. Cocktails were pretty good too

Thank Gareth O

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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: 50761270671
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?