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Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Pub, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Calle 1a, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 757-9771
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New York/Jersey
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101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It started with a dirty table cloth that I had to ask to be changed. Then there was the warm white wine. Then came the mushy, tasteless, inedible fish. The good news: friendly staff, nice setting. But don't go.

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Thank Townie-TRIP
Big Bear City, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We met friends there for a quick drink and nibbles. Beautiful outside dining and a great view! Staff is very nice!

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Thank JnJCaros
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear JnJCaros, Thanks for sharing your experience. We're glad you enjoyed the friendly staff and beautiful view. More 

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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

There are very few restaurants in Bocas town that ticks all the boxes, but this is definitely one on my list. Views: This restaurant has breathtaking views from the deck. I was lucky enough to see a full moon over the water. Service: I visited twice and the staff were very friendly on both occasions. They are knowledgeable, so ask... More 

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Thank MissA_1972
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear MissA_1972, Thanks for sharing your experience. We're pleased you enjoyed your visits to the restaurant and bar. Glad you enjoyed the view, tasty cocktails and meals. Thanks for noting the fresh fruit cocktails and friendly staff. Hope to see you again one day! More 

Mijdrecht, The Netherlands
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Not often did we experience a bad service as at this place. Dont wanna spend too many words on it. Dont go there

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Thank arnoldkoek
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Arnoldkoek, We are sorry to learn you did not have a good experience at the restaurant, and that you received poor service. If you're back in Bocas, please give us the opportunity to provide a new, better experience. More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

I chose this restaurant because I wanted a view of the water, but I would return for the food and service. The menu had a nice variety and my food was well-prepared for a reasonable price.

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Thank MDS427
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear MDS427, Thanks for sharing your experience. We're glad you enjoyed the great view from the waterfront restaurant dock. We're also pleased you enjoyed the food and service. More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

After checking out several other restaurants we decided to have dinner at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant and we were so happy we did. The chef said they had pargo (red snapper) on the menu which was a favorite of one in our party. The waitress kindly advised us that this choice was more expensive ( which many restaurants forget... More 

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Thank Sue B
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sue B, Thanks for your thoughtful review. We're pleased you enjoyed the fresh fish and other well prepared dishes. Thanks also for mentioning the waitress took time to share pricing information. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! More 

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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

I can here for happy hour (and am staying in another hotel on this street). I had the strongest margarita I've ever gotten for $3.50, and all their other cocktails were half off too. 2:30-7pm the day I came. Perfect for an after beach or before dinner stop.

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1 Thank krudzitis
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

We're pleased to welcome everyone to the restaurant and bar, whether staying at our hotel or another. Our Happy Hour can't be beat! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Fresno, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Amazing hand crafted drinks Fresh local ingredients Super nice people. Laid back Panama One of my favorite places

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1 Thank Heritage11
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Heritage11, We're so glad the bar and restaurant is one of your favorite places! Thanks for mentioning our fresh ingredients, great staff and specialty drinks. Hope to see you soon! More 

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180 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

We went there for dinner based on recommendations from a knowledgeable local and were not disappointed. - Venue: typical Bocas venue by the sea, with simple decor, nothing exceptional but still welcoming. - Food: we had a burger and a whole grilled red snapper. Both were very good but the fish was a true winner. Perfectly cooked in a salt... More 

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2 Thank Hélène D
Wold, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Hélène D, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our Restaurant & Bar. We are pleased you enjoyed both our caribbean seafood, fresh red snapper, and our Bocas Burger on Johnny cake. Our simple decor is in the process of being livened up with beautiful wall hangings coming soon! We are happy to know our... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here. The Whole Fish was quite good and fresh. The Filet of the Fish of the day was definitely not fresh, it came out of the fridge I guess. Best thing was the ice cold beer that night.

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Thank runffm
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Runffm, Thanks for mentioning that you enjoyed the whole fish and the cold beer. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $23
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Pub, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 1a, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
  • Phone Number: +507 757-9771
Description
Best Wifi in Bocas Town! Conde Nast Traveler's 2014 Gold List Cuisines & Bars, IP APP, honored Hotel Bocas del Toro as one of the Gold Lists Cuisines & Bars recognizing Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant & Bar as a trendy venue in the Caribbean among the best in the world. Hotel Bocas del Toro also received TripAdvisor's 2014 "Certificate of Excellence". Including Conde Naste Traveler ¨Caribbeans Secret Islands, The Bliss of Bocas¨ 2013 featured article. From every vantage point, the ocean & island views inspire us to respond to the elements & the cuisine we prepare. Bocas del Toro's only wood, caribbean, oceanfront boutique hotel, restaurant & bar. We invite you to join us and experience the best of Bocas del Toro.

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