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Guari Guari

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La Cabana Beach | next to only gas station on Isla Colon, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6627-1825
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Charleston, SC
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We were lucky to get last minute reservations to the restaurant and had a great experience. There is limited seating so make sure you have a reservation. The five course menu features three tapas size appetizers, an entree and a dessert. I skipped the first course due to a good allergy and started with the second course. Eggplant capanata was... More 

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Thank Davidgato
Chesapeake, Virginia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We just happened to go to Guari Guari. We were visiting in November 2015 and staying at a nearby bed and breakfast, and another family at the bed and breakfast said that they had heard of a great restaurant that was just within walking distance down the road. It was further than we thought and we had almost given up... More 

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Thank Leslie C
Panama City, Panama
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I have to say its not easy to get a table here but if you do manage it you wont be disappointed! excellent food, excellent service. Ozzy does a wonderful job of making you feel like your a guest in his home. EAT HERE!

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Thank Neiloneilo
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Reservations are mandatory for this restaurant, as the number of meals is planned considering the number of guests. Other than this, we cannot find any other inconveniences about Guari Guari. The service is friendly and personalized (due to the limited number of people) but also very professional. The atmosphere is quiet and relaxing. The cuisine is international and sophisticated, making... More 

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Thank João Guilherme W
Reston, Virginia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

A fixed price menu of 5 courses. Amazing combination of ingredients and flavors. Very friendly service, Ossi speaks German, English, French, and Italian!

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Thank TheOlga13
New Orleans, Louisiana
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

11 of us went to dine here 2 nights in a row (it was THAT good). The food, the service, the price... everything was spectacular! If you're in Bocas don't miss this place. We loved every part of the meal, and the owners were some of the kindest people we met in Bocas.

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Thank JeffersonAveKateB
Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Came here at the recommendation of the outstanding folks at the Firefly (Where we stayed for a week) - this was the final meal of our week long odyssey in Bocas Del Toro, and what a meal. The food, ambience, and excellent service of the owner himself (Ozzi) was nothing short of fantastic. What a great way to end our... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I knew I would be a little disappointed after being hyped up so much. Great owner, personable and hard working. But great? Not for me. Small portions. Soup was very good but was served in the smallest cup possible. The rest including the mixed drinks were fair, but I wouldn't go out of my way to return.

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Turrialba, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Well, we heard about this place and I must admit we were abit hesitant when we arrived as it doesn't look like much. However, once we were there, our server and host (Ossi) was as perfect as one could hope for. It's a fixed menu with 5 courses. Each one is brought out singly and you are given time to... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Restaurant offers a fixed 5 course tasting menu. All the courses were fresh and excellent. The German server was excellent and a total pro. A restaurant this elegant and well prepare was a surprise in a laid back surfer town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Cabana Beach | next to only gas station on Isla Colon, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon
  • Phone Number: +507 6627-1825

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