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Punta Lava Beach Bar and Grill

East end of Red Frog Beach, Isla Bastimentos 00000, Panama
+507 6747-6442
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good21%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
East end of Red Frog Beach, Isla Bastimentos 00000, Panama
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is located at the edge of the sea. The menu is good and people are friendly but it shows that they have little training. We were in low season and did not have any problem.

Thank SusanaJG
Reviewed June 2, 2017

My friends and I went here for our last night of vacation. We had dinner, went for a swim, and then came back for dessert/happy hour. I ordered the hamburger, which wasn't anything special, but my friend ordered the fish and it was delicious! Great...More

Thank shammock2713
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Great location, right on the beach with a jungle around it. The staff is very friendly, the food is average and a bit pricey considering but at least the portions are large. Too large in some cases. It's the location that makes it worth it.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed April 20, 2017

We ordered an hamburger form the menu, it was awful... The meat was so overcooked that I bent my fork trying to cut it!!! Nothing was fresh and I am pretty sure that the meat had been previously cooked and they just re-heated it for...More

Thank acmpirex
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Breakfast was included in our stay so we ate here every morning and it was lovely to be on the beach. Lunch was ok, a little pricey and limited menu, but the service was excellent.

Thank midcentury2014
Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

I had chicken nachos here that were not good, very bland, hardly any toppings, and way overpriced for what the dish was. It was a disappointing lunch on a beautiful beach. I would not return here for food.

Thank Blaxton
Reviewed March 18, 2017

The food was good, although the menu was a little restrictive if you didn't like fish. The staff were friendly although at times service was a little slow.

Thank KymH
Reviewed March 12, 2017

The staff were VERY friendly and accommodating. The food is very good to good depending on what you choose. Breakfast that came with the villa was outstanding. Fresh eggs made to order, fruit plater, yogurt, granola...probably something for everyone and very good. Lunch and dinner...More

Thank drdave02118
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Here is one of the places we have on our screensaver. On the beach, pina colada and food grilled out. The staff is great they are working had to keep you in the ahhh moment. Food is a cut above what you would expect. Sunsets...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

Jorge, the manager has been the most hospitable during our stay. We had our wedding/honeymoon at Red Frog Beach Resort. We loved the food and they were the most accommodating for my 20 plus guests. The breakfast is on point! The scenery is breathtaking!

Thank ValerieRoseRivera
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East end of Red Frog Beach, Isla Bastimentos 00000, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Bastimentos
  • Phone Number: +507 6747-6442
Punta Lava is true beach bar and grill. Located on famous Red Frog Beach on Isla Bastimentos. We are a two level ocean view restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. We work with local fisherman who bring us fresh seafood daily. We also have growers who supply the restaurant with the freshest local vegetables, fruits and herbs that the local jungle and farms produce. Our menu is latin fusion-Caribbean style where we serve only the best meats, seafood and vegetarian entrees! Come and enjoy!
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