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“Maracuya Margaritas!!”

Bibi's on the beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Restaurant used to be part of the Bucaneer Resort, Carenero Island
San Jose, Costa Rica
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Maracuya Margaritas!!”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Bibis is a great little restaurant situated on the beach, over the water. From Bocas town you have to take a water taxi over to Isla Carenero, all part of the fun.
It is a very laid-back place, so don´t go if you are in a rush. The rhythm of life is very Carribbean, that is: relaxed, so be prepared to wait and enjoy a drink or two while you look out at the ocean.
The staff is very nice and friendly.
The food was quite good, although for us the appetizers (calamari) were even better than the main dishes (really big portions), and the cocktails are the best. The maracuyá (passionfruit) margaritas were delicious and strong (in a good way). This a great place for a romantic drink/ bite at sunset.

  • Visited February 2012
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Fort Myers, Florida
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“slow service”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

friendly staff but too many bug bites to get there. Slow service (bringing the food to you) but they take the order fast.
Use the complementary bug repellent so you don't get tons of bug bites.
Xmas diner special was overbooked and nothing special than their regular menu. I would skip it. People that had made a 8pm seating appt. were still waiting at 11pm when we left.
The food here is good, i rated it average b/c of the time they take too long to prepare it. I don't think they do prep work so everything is made to order.
So time your hunger and don't come here waiting to be served in 15 minutes even a burger! even if you are the only table in the restaurant either!!

  • Visited December 2012
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SUDAMERICA
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239 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“slowest restaurant I ever saw!!!”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

We waited almost one hour to get our meals and it was nothing special, even a drink might mean a 10 minutes wait, really you are not in the mood to eat after a while.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank NEWSTED1981
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Trondheim
2 reviews
“I really loved this place!”
Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Bibi's resturant has good food for a nice price. Luis and his wife has named the restaurant after their beautiful daughter, Bibi. It's perfect location at the beach makes you wanna sit there for a long time watching the sunset while drinking one of their fruitjuices or coctails. They also have a surf school and rental with some great instructors. I really want to go back and visit them some time. You can watch the surfers from the restaurant as they surf the reef just outside Bibi's.

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Thank en0l
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Bocas del Toro
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fishh!”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Ask for they fish they have fresh this day. Buy a whole fish and share it. You will get side plattes like plantain, mashed patatoes, fries or so.. Great atmoshere just above the ocean! Take a water taxi from Isla colon ($1.5 per person per way) and enjoy freedom in this very nice and open restaurants. When buying drinks for more then 10$ you get free use of the kayaks or paddleboards! Its simply a very nice place with great food!

  • Visited November 2012
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