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Bibi's on the beach

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American
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Isla Carenero | Surfside Restaurant and Bar @ Buccaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
+507 757-9137
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We grabbed a water taxi (1.5$ each) from Bocas Town and arrived in just a few minutes. Bibis is the perfect place for enjoying the sunset while sipping on a cocktail. Probably also good for dinner or lunch. Great service.

Thank Jan_melis
Esslingen am Neckar, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I really recommend this restaurant. Very good food, nice people, beautiful location!!!! Try the seafood plates!

Thank Melanie H
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at a house down the beach from Bibi's and came here whenever we were too lazy to cook or call for a water taxi (which was a lot). Food was great - excellent selection, lots of fresh fish and shellfish. My favorite dish was the shrimp with rum. They have a kids menu as well. Drinks were excellent... More 

Thank js_in_boston
Hamburg, Germany
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96 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we had our X mas dinner here. Nice people and service an a perfect deck over the water. The food was a bit disappointing though. All 4 different dishes wear featuring the same sauce...making them look and taste similar...even though different style of fish.

Thank Rolf S
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

food was amazing and the view is unreal. relaxing on the water and such great vibes. amazing drinks too!

Thank moptican
Somers Point, New Jersey
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate enough to have BiBi's as the restaurant located at the resort we stayed for our NewYear's vacation! They offered a prix fix menu including appetizer, dinner, dessert and a cocktail or soft drink - all of which were fabulous! The cerviche was served with toasted plaintains, bruschetta with diced tomato and mild mozzarella cheese. We both chose... More 

Thank Jeffnor1223
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bibi's on the beach is a great restaurant, right on the water. You can even see stingrays in the water safely from the restaurant at night time! Every person that I met that worked there was really nice. The dishes were well priced and I didn't feel like I was spending a ton of money on seafood. I got to... More 

Thank Yajaira D
Athens, Greece
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I seriously do not understand all those good reviews. The only reason one might want to go to this restaurant is the lack of similar places on the island. This probably also explains the horrible service: When we arrived we literally had to beg someone to show us the menue - it seemed like no one is interested in actually... More 

Thank greekwayoftraveling
Brussels, Belgium
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ask a one of the boots to drop you at Bibi's! it is worth it! I had a ceviche there which was very good! The view is amazing as well so i would also go just for a drink!

Thank Christine D
Budapest, Hungary
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We had the best seafood dishes of our life. Very soft, perfectly cooked. Sevice was extremely slow but in the end it was worth the wait.

Thank Csaba H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Isla Carenero | Surfside Restaurant and Bar @ Buccaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Carenero Island
  • Phone Number: +507 757-9137
Restaurant used to be part of the Bucaneer Resort, Carenero Island

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?