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Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious food and great service, we had delightful chats with the chef about local football and life in Bocas del Toro. Really enjoyed this place which is far from touristy but instead has the real authentic feel that we were looking for.

Thank Christian V
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

One of the only places open late for food and drinks on the island. Hungout here on our last night with a bunch of friends we met that day. Good drinks on a large outdoor covered deck.

Thank Michael V
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Got a prawn dish which was $14 USD, prawns were small and it came with dry beans and rice and a very boring cold pasta salad. The place is run down and not very clean or nice. Wouldn't recommend it.

Thank Laura G
Volendam, The Netherlands
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170 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is not really pretty although it could be. The food is average. I had fish in coconut sauce and I couldn't taste any coconut unfortunately. My boyfriend had fish in the peanut sauce and it wad average as well. It's a place that you go to to get full, not to enjoy really.

Thank Marta P
Bruges, Belgium
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We tried the lobster tails and piña colada! THE HEAVEN! the order was taken/served really fast. It's a place in front of the beach easy to access. If you are in Bastimentos do not hesitate!

Thank Cesar R
Brussels, Belgium
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188 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

On the waterfront in Basimentos, you can get a water taxi to drop you and collect you from their own dock. The staff were friendly and cheerful and the Caribbean style food is decent but not amazing. Possibly a little over-priced - mains around 12 dollars - but the octopus ceviche was only 5 dollars. A bottle of beer is... More 

1 Thank RB_BRU
Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Got a boat ride over to this little island. Had read previous reviews I thought why don't we give it a try. Easy to find walked nobody there knocked on kitchen door out popped Isidro lovely chap. Grabbed us a couple of beers told us the menu all homemade , then these guys came into the restaurant at this point... More 

1 Thank Susan P
Napa Valley, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015

A local spot - saying its the best local restaurant on that point, isnt saying much. It was an experience nonetheless. The bartender was great - social, spoke English. Make sure you order cocktails not month old wine (I asked before when it was opened before I ordered). Our chicken came in a bunch of bone filled nuggets. Not sure... More 

1 Thank Nicole M
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

This place was recommended to is by friends and they were right! Great chicken and rice! My boyfriend said the octopus was really good too. Glad we went.

Thank Alicia Moss N
South Carolina, United States
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2015

The food was fabulous here! I had the Pattyfish... it was superb! A local fish that is very similar to Snapper... VERY delicious! Highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Sandy P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Isla Bastimentos, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Bastimentos

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?