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“Nothing Special”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Bocas Bambu Beach

Bocas Bambu Beach
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Bar, Pizza, International
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Caribbean international fusion cuisine restaurant. There are a variety of pizzas and seafood. We also have homemade burgers, chili con carne, Mexican dishes and delicious desserts. Among the various inputs we offer you can found ceviche and fried calamari. We have an extensive cocktail menu to taste, while enjoying some of the shows we offer daily. There is wide outdoor space with big screen to watch surf videos and listen to good music reggae/bossa/chill out.
Edmonton, Kentucky
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Nothing Special”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

The service was slow and the food was average. It wasn't expensive, though. The pizza kind of tasted like Delissio, but I didn't get sick, so that is good.

Overall, it's more like a club - huge capacity, nice layout for partying, good live music, but obviously it diminishes their focus on food and service.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Ian H
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6 reviews
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“Restaurante just for show”
Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

Walking around, we decided on Bambú, it looked really nice. That's about it. Extremely bad service (we ordered some bread and the waiter forgot about it). Not the best food, we ordered a Surf and Turf wich was Lobster and steak wich we waited for forever. The lobster was so so and the steak was very simple. Would go back for drinks, but never again to eat. Overpriced.

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Thank Marisurg
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Kailua, Hawaii
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Good pizza, pricey drinks”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

This is a funky downtown open air place. It seems to specialize in pizza, and the daily specials are a good deal for the money. You can usually get a decent medium pizza for around $7. The seating at the bar is fun, as well as at the tables, which are spread out over a large deck/patio. I got good service at the bar, and decent service at the tables. Happy hour drink pricing is pretty standard Bocas, but after the happy hour the drinks are pretty pricey. Order off the menu board out front rather than the menu.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank PanamaDon
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Panama City, Panama
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good spot to refresh after the bar hop”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

My friends and I were so stunned to read later, of the negative reviews of this establishment, that they encouraged me to put the record straight
We all three agreed that we had A very enjoyable meal after taking in the cheery bars in the area. My pizza was just as I like (thin crunchy crust ) and the roast chicken was excellent. We ate outside and enjoyed the passing attractions.

Suggest you ignore the Negative comments and give it a try.

Thank Bowie888
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Tampa, FL USA
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Terrible and overpriced”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

Do yourself a favor and avoid this place if you are planning to eat. The food was horrible! I cannot stress that enough. Wish I could have given zero stars. Ordered two different dishes and they both sucked. Majorly. Only good things I can say - there was a fire dancer who was entertaining to watch and it had a decent atmosphere.

Visited July 2012
Thank kp31
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