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Santa Clara Beach Bar and Grill

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On the beach in santa clara, Santa Clara, Panama
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DC
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

We have been to Santa Clara beach several times. There is a $3 per person charge but there are bathrooms with changing area and outdoor shower. It costs $10 to rent a bohio that has a table, chairs and hammock. This also goes for the restaurant next door that starts with a V. Both places are good. I like the... More 

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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

With just two restaurants and un Sundays just a little more. Crowded in the weekends with locals. Very good atmosphere. Perfect for swimming.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

We didn't eat here but if you are hanging out on the beach you should absolutely buy a Coconut (or two or three) and enjoy it on the sand. We bought a little bottle of vodka and made our own cocktails. Very reasonable prices and great service!

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Managua, Nicaragua
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68 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2015

We went there for a day... The restaurant serves delicious food and the beach itself is just great. Clear water, white sand and a nice view! You can easily relax there! Nice place and I would go back there!

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Thank DaveOseda
Santa Clara, Panama
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116 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

The Santa Clara Beach Bar and Grill is now a pile of sand. Gone. The building has been torn down to make way for condo towers. :0( - but the good news is - it is coming back, just down the beach, next to Las Verenarus!!! The construction has already begun, and I will keep you posted on their progress.... More 

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Playa Coronado, Panama
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129 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

Loved this place for the location, the food and the general vibe....not many restaurants like this in Panama. Went on the weekend past and the place is completely GONE! No structures, no beach huts - nada. What a shame :o(

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2012

We went there in the evening to have dinner. We had a mix of dishes and everything was very good. The owners and the bartender who all spoke English took the time to explain all the menu items to us. At the end of the evening after speaking with the owners several times, they arranged a very reasonably priced tour... More 

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Santa Clara, Panama
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116 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

I am glad we have such a great beach bar within staggering distance of our house - Santa Clara Beach Bar and Grill is everything you want in a beach bar - right on the ocean, open air, clean washrooms, English-speaking bartenders and wait staff, great burgers, fresh whole fish, cold beer and awesome views of the bikini's (I mean... More 

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Houston, Texas
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

Compared to all the others places we visited in the area, this place is over priced and the food was average. I really felt we were only paying for the view since this restaurant overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

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Brandon, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2012

Good seafood -especially the whole fish deepfried. Great with ice cold beer. Service is friendly . Ate there several times.Nice spot to go when you get too hot on beach as there is no shade anywhere on the public beach. If you use the public sidewalk next to the restaurant parking lot ,no need to pay(unless you are parking a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Seafood
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Lunch
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the beach in santa clara, Santa Clara, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Santa Clara
Description
This place opened in august. They don't have a website but they do have a Facebook page. Two canadians opened this place and the tag is 'dreams do come true'. Telephone number is 507-908-8088 in panama. Apparently panamanians don't do "addresses" on the beach but it's well marked. What a find. Grat food, cabanas with hammocks. This is a gem folks should know about...or maybe not so I can keep it to myself!

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