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“Worst meal ever”

El Limbo on the Sea Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #31 of 71 Restaurants in Bocas Town
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Mexico City, Mexico
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worst meal ever”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

This was by far the worst restaurant we experienced in our travels - and possibly ever. Avoid at all costs. Admittedly, the setting and decor is lovely and tasteful - which is what drew us in. However, the food was awful - the house salad which was little more than some chopped up lettuce with oil and vinegar on the side; the calamari appetizer was a huge portion of tiny, tasteless, and overly fried squid; and the fish of the day was so tough and dry I could barely cut it with my knife. When we sent back the fish and asked for it to be taken off the bill - at that point I really didn't want anything else - they resisted and offered various excuses for why it was the way it was. They finally did take it off the bill.

  • Visited April 2013
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Bucerias, Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Worst of Bocas”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

The service is non existent. The beer is warm The food is below mediocre. If you want a truly frustrating experience then give El Limbo a try.

  • Visited March 2013
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Finally, we found some good food in Bocas town!”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Having been to a few very mediocre places, we found this place to have some very good fish plates, some delicious smoothies and some really high quality desserts. I would definitely recommend this place for fish lovers.
The only reason this doesn't get a 5/5 is because the waiters were a bit clueless and forgot one of our orders and screwed up the other one. But that's forgiveable because what they actually brought to our table was delicious.

  • Visited February 2013
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Edmonton
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Good Food Understaffed”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

We were here upon arriving in Bocas Town. Spent the day awaiting our trip to our rental out of town. We had the american breakfast $4 very good 2 eggs, bacon, toast. We also had lunch - by 11 the place was packed with only 1 waitress for approx 15 tables. Service become impossible and our lunch took 1.5 hrs. As we didn't want to drag our suitcases through the street garbage we stayed put and awaited our wonderful salads and tamarind shrimp salad (3 shrimp $8)which was a real treat. The table next to us had the filet and said it was great!. Get that poor waitress some help (it arrived after lunch crowd was done) and many left without ordering or menus! The Water view is nice to watch the boats go by

  • Visited February 2013
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food and affordable price”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

One of the best place to hace dinner in Bocas del Toro.

Very good cuisine, great octopus & rice plate (with garlic), good bossa nova music (Live show).

Good drinks (try frozen Margarita)

Visited February 2013
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