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“Eat & drink at the best beach in Bocas del Toro”

Punta Lava Beach Bar and Grill
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Punta Lava is true beach bar and grill. Located on famous Red Frog Beach on Isla Bastimentos. We are a two level ocean view restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. We work with local fisherman who bring us fresh seafood daily. We also have growers who supply the restaurant with the freshest local vegetables, fruits and herbs that the local jungle and farms produce. Our menu is latin fusion-Caribbean style where we serve only the best meats, seafood and vegetarian entrees! Come and enjoy!
Atlanta
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
“Eat & drink at the best beach in Bocas del Toro”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

An eclectic blend of raw beauty, simplistic blend of food and drink and scenic location. After spending a day touring or just enjoying Red Frog Beach you can catch a drink and snack/lunch before heading back to Bocas Town of where ever you are staying. In addition, if you are staying at Red Frog, they offer night dinners twice a week during high season. Hear and see the beach at night as back ground.

Visited February 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Beer break on the beach”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

A good place to take a break from the sun and surf at Red Frog beach for a bit and have a beverage. Food is average.

Visited January 2013
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Oakland, California, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Don't waste your time”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

I know if you're staying at RedFrog Villas or the hostels there, that there isn't too much of a choice for food. However, it's way more worth it to take a taxi to Bastimento or Bocas. The food at punta lava was terrible. Why would you travel all the way to the Panama islands to have Mexican or Italian food cooked by locals that don't even the food at Punta Lava? I personally, want to eat the local food, I want to eat where the locals eat. I gave my chicken and rice dish to the dogs to eat; enough said.

Visited January 2013
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Homestead, Florida, United States
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious drinks and food”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

The best fish tacos I've had and the coco loco drink is very refreshing and delicious. It has a great location where you can see the entire beach. The bartenders are a lot of fun and really friendly.

Visited December 2012
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Grecia, Costa Rica
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Pretty good”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

It was a little confusing to us-were we supposed to sit down and be waited on or go and order? We went up and ordered and got a number for the table. Someone where we were on the second floor told us it was ready and we went down and got it.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Debbie7249
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