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“The best experience in Panama !”

Bocas del Mar Hotel Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Boca Chica
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Caribbean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
whyanbeel
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best experience in Panama !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

Having lived in Panama for 2,5 years and travelling around to different places,our stay at the Bocas del Mar Hotel was a unique experience.
As grandparents with a party of six we stayed at one of the fabulous interconnecting rooms,where we all had our privacy and enjoyed the luxury of very well equipped bathrooms and comfortable beds .
The restaurant is offering a balanced menu both for adults as well as kids and very flexible to individual requests,we all enjoyed every meal and appreciated the excellent service,done with a smile.
The food is a mixture of Panamanian and European style,well suited for everyone.
The whale watching was a big success (from half july till november) and we even saw crocodiles and turtles.
We will be back soon.
Thanks a lot !!

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Too American in style”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

While there is definitely not a lack of trying at the restaurant of this resort, I'm not quite as impressed as the other reviewers. The menu is small and not without fault: dishes sometimes lack seasoning and generally take the American approach of quantity over quality. It's not particularly cheap either with mains ranging between $15 and $30. The best choice tends to be the fish of the day ($14), but as a European I would have preferred to have 2/3 of the portion for 2/3 of the price.

The resort itself is very classy and the service flawless, so there is the upside in my review. If you really want to get away from everything, this is a great place to go. But beware, there is literally little to do outside of fishing (not my cup of tea), swimming and a boat trip here and there.

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Saint James, Minnesota
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Stay on our fishing trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

Everything about this place was great. The food was great with some great service. The pool and European format was great.

Visited March 2014
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Beaumont, Texas, Usa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food and setting.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

Top notch! Breakfast is good, always a nice presentation, with some kick-butt Panamanian coffee to get you going. Great dinners on the patio. Try the shrimp stuffed tomato.

Visited August 2013
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watford
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127 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“A gourmet delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

The food at this resort was really good and very reasonably priced. If given advance notice they cater very well for vegetarians. They also know how to make a really good gin and tonic!

Visited January 2014
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