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The Firefly Restaurant & Bar

Old Bank | Oceanside, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
+507 6524-4809
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“gnocchi” (15 reviews)
“tapas” (9 reviews)
“lauren” (19 reviews)
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Caribbean, Asian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Old Bank | Oceanside, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We are living on Basti and had heard wonders about it. So, on our 2 year anniversary we went to check it out (early May). We do not stop recommending it to our friends. We ordered several of their dishes (including the Green curry) and...More

Thank Mari tza L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at the firefly Sunday night and tried a couple of tapas. We savoured each bite, particularly the green curry! It was exceptionnal. A big thanks to Ziany for her cooking skills!

Thank Émilie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed on Basti and ate here on our second night - and then came again for our third and final night. The food is absolutely delicious - the gnocchi is not to be missed and the Thai green curry the best we have ever...More

Thank Natalierachel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have never had better green curry in my life! Tula is an amazing chef. We also had the shrimp gnocchi and seared tuna. Incomparable! Heather was our waitress and she was great also! Definitely recommended.

Thank Courtney S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the restaurant at the Firefly. We stayed at the Firefly for six nights and ate at the restaurant three of those nights. Probably would have been more, but the restaurant was closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The setting on the outdoor deck is...More

Thank AceMartini
Reviewed April 6, 2017

The warm Caribbean air, the lights, the deck, the lounges and the atmosphere at the Firefly are incredible. And that's not even getting to the food: Which blew my mind. Everything I ate was delicious! I believe we shared and devoured everything on the menu...More

Thank travisferre
Reviewed March 20, 2017

A bit pricey but worth it. Getting there is half the fun! Atmosphere was lovely & in a beautiful setting. Cool decor.

Thank Sheryl S
Reviewed March 18, 2017

The Firefly is one of those spots that you should at least go check out for just the view. You need reservations if you are going to eat here. The food is Tapas style, small plates. The quality of the food is excellent, but it...More

Thank Steve K
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Eating at the Firefly Restaurant is something for a special night out. Food is delicious and its fun to share the different tapas. Atmosphere and staff is great - thank you so much for great memories, Heather, Sean and Jessica

Thank Hanna S
Reviewed March 7, 2017

We had a great time at Firefly. Picturesque setting, we were able to get a reservation right at sunset, which is highly recommended. Great drink selection and an eclectic menu. We all ordered different dishes and sampled off each other's plates. All the food was...More

Thank Jeremy P
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How far is it from the Red Frog Beach Resort? Open all days? Closed days? Thank you
May 12, 2017|
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Do you need reservations just to sit at the bar and have a drink?
April 7, 2016|
Response from TheFireflyBocas | Property representative |
No. You don't need a reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $20
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Reservations, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 am - 9:00 am
5:00 am - 9:00 am
5:00 am - 9:00 am
5:00 am - 9:00 am
5:00 am - 9:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Bank | Oceanside, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Bastimentos
  • Phone Number: +507 6524-4809
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The Firefly serves Thai/Caribbean food in an open air, outdoor setting directly on the Caribbean Ocean. We source locally and organically whenever possible and believe in using ingredients readily available to make up our menu. Because of this philosophy, our menu items may change daily. Contact us for special Occasion or private dining! We can create an amazing atmosphere! Contact at least 24 hours in advance if you wish to do a tasting menu, starting at 5 courses. Full bar, Cash only and reservations required. CLOSED TUES/WED