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Ocean Rock Cafe

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18 Calle San Francisco Pizzaro, Isla Taboga 00000, Panama
+507 250-2068
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135 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Amazing location overlooking the water. We came in early in the day to check it out and decided to return for dinner. It took sometime for the owner/chef? to come to our table, He was seated at another table and I think we were disturbing his game of something that looked like dominoes. We could see the meal being prepared... More 

Thank canmorebackpacker
Ted P, General Manager at Ocean Rock Cafe, responded to this review

We have changed the menu and provide buffet starting November 30 on weekends. visit us again More 

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Reviewed 8 August 2013

Had lunch here. Lovely setting but this eatery provided the worst hamburger I've had in Panama. For Ted's info: brown lettuce and croutons, even with a lick of mayonnaise, does not make a caesar salad! Way over priced cafeteria type meals, not recommended at all.Where was the award winning chef advertised? False advertising to grab the tourists? Don't fall for... More 

Thank Harry B
Ted P, General Manager at Ocean Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Our policy is to provide good food and quickly. In this case the food was not to the standards We provide this customer. We respond to all request food not up to standard, missing, mayo, frys cold, etc. and replace any item or even change their selection. We will also, provide the food free of charge if it does not... More 

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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2013

My son, visiting from the USA, and I took the great ferry ride to Isla Tabago on a Sunday, because we didn't want to spend a whole day there. The restaurant was very nice and the owner or manager was very helpful and immediately informed us that they were serving only drinks and no food. We asked him where else... More 

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Ted P, General Manager at Ocean Rock Cafe, responded to this review

We provide a buffet starting November 30 on weekends. visit us again More 

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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2013

Getting out of the mid-day sun we enjoyed the nicest lunch at Ocean Rock Cafe. The choice was difficult so my boyfriend and I split the camarones (shrimp) in garlic butter and also a ceasar salad. Our friend Sandie also selected the camarones - fresh from the sea! The entree came with a side of papas fritas (french fries), I... More 

Thank keywestbeachgirl
Ted P, General Manager at Ocean Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and stop in again on your next Taboga visit. More 

Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2013

We stayed in the actual bed & breakfast which was absolutely wonderful, however the restaurant experience was not good at all. We ate dinner there when we got in because the reviews were so good (and its really the only place on Taboga that has reviews on TripAdvisor), plus the B&B and owner were really nice so we wanted to... More 

Thank Lili M
Ted P, General Manager at Ocean Rock Cafe, responded to this review

We wish to thank you for your comment on our services. We had new personal on your visit and our training was not complete and we were late in the food delivery, prep and general service. The help is trained and is far better now. Please visit us again anytime. More 

Monroe, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2012

great food, great view, and great people!!! We were there for 3 days and we will be back!

Thank 704carolynm
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2012

Loved the spaghetti dish (inexplicably good) and the chef comes out to ask how your meal is. Yes, you are eating in someone's house and you can see the kitchen, making you feel more like a house guest, but your table is on the balcony overlooking the ocean. Please do go and eat here if you are on Taboga!

Thank Nina B
Ted P, General Manager at Ocean Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Liberato is pleased with your comment and said you should visit us soon. More 

Isla Taboga, Panama
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2012

I recommend this restaurant very highly. I've enjoyed several meals here and haven't yet been disappointed. The atmosphere is casual and very relaxing, with a great location right on the ocean. Don't miss it when you're visiting Taboga!

Thank suscri
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2012

We had a couple of meals here and stopped in for a beer a few times. View is amazing, juts out over the water. Owner drops everything to accommodate you even during off hours. This is relatively new and the service is really good. Definitely worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Seafood, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Calle San Francisco Pizzaro, Isla Taboga 00000, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Isla Taboga
  • Phone Number: +507 250-2068
Beach front Boutique Villa and Ocean Rock Café on Isla Taboga Panama.Great LocationThe Boutique 3 Star Hotel Agua Sol Villa and Ocean Rock Cafe are located on Isla Taboga island in the Pacific Ocean, only a 30 minute ($16 round trip) Ferry ride from Balboa and the causeway from the Panama City. Relax and stay on Taboga island while you tour and shop in Panama city without the city noise and congestion and sleep with quiet ocean sounds and Pacific ocean sunrise over Taboga bay. The Agua Sol Villa hotel close Panama city location is the way to have a unique quiet vacation without the city life while you cruse to a Pacific mountain island unique in Panama close to and around the canal passage ships from many world locations. Taboga is the Capri Island of the Pacific to enjoy the clear warm Pacific ocean and white sand beaches and a tropical island life and village with a 500 year Spanish history of very famous island visitors that discovered and settled the Americas.Natural Beauty and Relaxing AmbienceOn the Mar Villa views natural beauty surrounds the Boutique Hotel Agua Sol Villa. A 5 minute walk from the Pier along the beach in Taboga’s Pueblo San Pedro. Swim in the clear warm ocean from a private beach entrance on the villas Ocean Deck and enjoy tropical drinks and gourmet food in the Ocean Rock Café as you watch the ships, ocean bay and islands in the beautiful environment which only Taboga provides unique in all of Panama. Activities and Adventures to chose fromEnjoy a quite day on the beach and a walking tour thru San Pedro Village and visit the 2nd oldest hotel in all of the Americas established in 1523. Select a hike into the island mountain jungles and take a circle island tour. Select and enjoy a tropical meal and drink on the Villa ocean deck, take a boat circle island tour, rent a kayak, skin dive and view tropical fish from the Villa, use the villas day use member package, and spend a night or select from the special all inclusive package for one night or a week or longer. Art inspired Agua Sol Villa is a unique experience for Isla Taboga.San Pedro village and ocean view rooms, Private bathrooms with hot and cold showers, reading lamps, AC, ceiling fans, decks, 31inch HDTV with 250 channels, free hi-speed wireless internet, tables and chairs in the double rooms, The villa is decorated with original art of the owner industrial designer and painter. Location: TabogaAccommodation Type: 3 star Boutique villa hotel Mini Resort retreat and internet Café on Historic Panama Pacific IslandThe Artistic Boutique Hotel Agua Sol Villa has 2 beautiful double rooms and the ocean deck suite of three rooms which sleeps 4 – 8 persons only 6 meters above the ocean. Room rates include ocean deck American style breakfast. Enjoy the evening happy hours with quiet music and tropical drinks only 7 feet above the ocean and the sun set with lights of the islands, village and ships at rest unlike any other place in all of Panama including the city. You are close to nature in comfort with your friends for a quiet conversation.• The Ocean Rock Cafe inspired by the Tropical Gourmet Cuisine has an ocean view point in the village center directly below the church on the villa ocean deck only 3 meters above the ocean with a breathtaking view of the islands, bays, ships and small fishing boats and beaches surrounding the villa hotel.• Agua Sol villa is a private boutique mini "Resort" in a "Village over 500 year old" in a tropical mountain nature where you will find a hundred variety of plants, flowers, flocks of ocean birds, butterflies, green and black frogs, lizards, iguana, tropical fish, and trails with expansive view of the Panama Skyline, canal entrance, WWII ruins, and small village fishing boats, the circle island tour is a must with a dip in the warm water, like to fish bring your equipment or throw line and more with a small fishing boat.• The villas ocean front location and spacious rooms are situated so that they take advantage of the permanent fresh day and evening breeze and have air conditioning as well.Activities available to chose from at Agua Sol Villa Hotel• Spa Services on request• Mountain Jungle guided hikes• Special day " beach" package• Circle island tours• Sports Fishing• Sailing• Weekend music• Special hotel packages for groups and events

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