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“Nice view - service slow”
Review of Lili's Cafe - CLOSED

Lili's Cafe
Price range: $6 - $15
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: HEALTHY, HOME COOKED, CARIBBEAN FOOD. A Smile with Every Meal. All Day Breakfast.Great place for breakfast and lunch and dinner in Bocas. Beautiful seating out on the water. Delicious homemade sauces. Out of this world Huevos Rancheros. Great Sandwiches on Homemade Bread.Happy Hour 4-7 Tuesday till Saturday. Live Music, "SOUNDS ON SATURDAY" Catering Service.
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We didn't really eat here - we stopped in after coming back from an island and had a beer and hummus. The restaurant is on a nice dock and the atmosphere is nice. There was only one other person here and she was finishing up.
The service was quite slow (and we were the only customer!) but we were in no hurry. The hummus was good - served with coconut bread. The price seemed a little high.

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Thank Beth_Wilkinson
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We stopped at Lily's for lunch one day. Service is ok, not great, but you can't beat the view and the Lobster wraps were to die for. One of our group had the chicken wrap and liked that very much too. The price is right.

Thank TravelingChris
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

So, we had free breakfast here as part of our hotel's stay. We ate here twice and we stayed five nights. That should tell you how it is.

The service as friendly and pleasant. The view is very nice. The pancake (I say it in singular, because it's one enormous pancake on the plate) was actually pretty good. But wow... everything else was bad. The eggs ( I tried fried and scrambled) were inedible. The "hash browns" were actually sauteed potatoes with no flavor. The "home made" bread was stale. The coffee was bad.

I hate giving bad reviews, but honestly this place is just not worth it, even when it's free.

Thank CarolinaPanama
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a standard Bocas diner on a dock. Nice view. The food was unexceptional bordering on poor. Overpriced breakfast for this market. Undercooked sausage.

But here is why I suggest that none of my fellow travelers ever visit Lili's. Panama is an interesting place insofar as it depends heavily on tourism and foreign trade, yet there seems to be a general antipathy towards foreigners. We're not difficult foreigners. Bilingual and polite. But we've seen that antipathy throughout the country. And it's on display big time at Lili's. Cutlery handed to us in a bunch. Ketchup thrown at me - seriously. Pure rudeness throughout. Simply, of all the bad service we've received in Panama, this was, by far, without doubt, the worst of the worst. Avoid.

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Thank voegelin
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Nice menu, great quality food. The "Killin' me man" sauce is delicious! The setting is also very nice on the water. Service is slow, but hey, that's Bocas for the most part. Worth a try.

Thank Sheldon M
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