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“Reasonable price, excellent food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Buena Vista

Buena Vista
Ranked #22 of 103 Restaurants in Isla Colon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $17
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Central American, Seafood, International
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Buena Vista Bar & Grill has been a staple in Bocas for over seventeen years. It is located over the water in downtown Bocas (Isla Colón). It is open daily from 7:30am until 9:30pm for breakfast, drinks, starters, sandwiches, burgers, salads, and wraps. An additional dinner menu including seafood, steaks, international and vegetarian fare, and house specialties is available after 5:00pm (and often earlier, just ask!). Although originally opened in 1997, Kelly and Juan Pablo De Caro have owned the Buena Vista Bar and Grill since 2005. They recently moved to a NEW location with an even better view and atmosphere. They only employ Panamanians, many of whom have been with them for over eleven years. By eating and drinking at the Buena Vista, you are helping to directly support ten local families. Here at the BV, we do our best to give you the prompt service you deserve! Thanks for coming!
Buenos aires
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Reasonable price, excellent food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2012

Food price 6-8 dollars, excellent food, waterfront

Visited February 2012
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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“I got food poinsoning from this place”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2012

do yourself a favor and don't eat here. I liked never coming here again and I disliked throwing up all night long.

Visited February 2012
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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome hangout over the water!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2012

The Buena Vista ended up being a regular stop for us for our time in Bocas (which was great by the way). Surf and Turf for under $20 and an excellent selection for lunch. Try the cheese steak if your hungry (I think its made with Filet Mignon!) It is also a great place for drinks over the water!

  • Visited September 2011
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Portland, OR
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great Sunsets $2 Margaritas Yummy Fish & Chips”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2012

Nice place to hang for the sunset and a cold margarita and nachos and then why not have some fish and chips. It's all good.

Visited January 2012
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Philippines
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69 reviews
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“Over priced food of average quality.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2012

The food portions were very small with no value. The flavors were boring. The "roasted" garlic on the Mediterrean plate was way underdone. This appears to be a tourist trap. Many better options!

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