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The Firefly Restaurant & Bar

Old Bank | Oceanside, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
+507 6524-4809
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“gnocchi” (17 reviews)
“tapas” (10 reviews)
“green curry” (9 reviews)
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Caribbean, Asian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Old Bank | Oceanside, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Amazing food in a cool secluded location. Make reservations. I don't drink by my girlfriend said the cocktails were amazing. We are pescetarian and big time foodies and loved it.

Thank catsandkoffee
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Walked over from our house next door. Delicious- great tapas style menu and good water side dining. Good eclectic menu.

Thank William H
Reviewed December 23, 2016

Coming from LA, I claim to be a true food snob. this restaurant totally deserves all the buzz. i stayed in one of they're bungalows with some of my best girls, and it was blast. Breakfast and dinner. Clean, local, and conscience food that tastes...More

Thank Leah K
Reviewed December 20, 2016

I stayed at the Firefly with a girlfriend and we had such an amazing adventure. The food was just the icing on the cake... such delicious and interesting choices. Some of the meals we did sort of Tapas style and tried different things between each...More

Thank specialfx21
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Love the food and the setting here. (And the Rum Punch!) I love to eat and am lucky enough to have traveled quite a bit. This place is top notch.

Thank Devin E
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Best food in Bastimentos by far! Thai influenced Caribbean with fresh local ingredients. Between the two of us, my fiancé and I had everything on the menu during our time here. Nothing disappointed. I wish I could transport this place back home to NYC. Also,...More

Thank Judith B
Reviewed October 18, 2016

We dined at the Firefly a half-dozen times while staying at Bocas... the food was simply top-notch. Combined with an amazing atmosphere and view and extraordinary service, we ended up coming here again and again. The food is Thai and Caribbean dishes that are prepared...More

Thank Ryan H
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Maybe we went with too high expectations after all the good reviews here but we were disappointed for the value for money, the experience and definately the attitude. The food is better than average no doubt and the Thai-inspired flavours are a welcome change to...More

Thank Pedro D
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent a week at The Firefly and in addition to the wonderful bnb side of it, the food was exquisite. The fried calamari was amazing and the bread pudding was legendary. We sampled many dishes during our stay and each and...More

Thank Matthew T
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Me and a friend had heard about this restaurant from others but were nonetheless surprised when we turned up at sunset to see an open view out to the atlantic and then given the most amazing food - i had the gnocchi to start (gluten...More

Thank Charlie S
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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, Reservations, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic
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
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