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“Super Bien Basti Classic”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Roots

Roots
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Panama
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135 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Super Bien Basti Classic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

You have to try this restaurant. It's an ICON for Isla Bastimentos.
Very Caribbean! Try the whole fish with patacones!

Visited January 2013
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Oakland, California, United States
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3 reviews
“Killer local food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

all I have to say is try the Calamari! It so cooked perfect and the sauce is amazing. I had to go back a second time and ordered the same thing.

Visited January 2013
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San Diego, California
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

Staying on Bastimentos this is the place to go. Laid back place right on the water in Old Bank. Beers are a buck and the food is surprisingly good. We ordered the lobster and shrimp dishes which were both cooked the same way...both Cajun Caribbean style with coconut rice on the side. Will definitely be going back during our 5 days on Bastimentos.

  • Visited November 2012
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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“$10 dollar lobster + Calypso Jo = awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

$10 dollar lobster + Calypso Jo = awesome. Really don't need to say any more. Youtube Calypso Jo he is very funny.

Visited August 2012
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Boulder, Colorado
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Roots Bar & Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

A sleepy, laid back bar overlooking the water in Old Bank Bastimento's. Food is delicious & they serve you a huge plate w/ coconut rice, paticones (sliced, flattened & fried plantains) & veggies! Great pork, fish, calamari & octopus. Very cool slabs of tree trunks as tables. Killer Flor de Cana rum only $2!

Visited August 2012
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