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Guari Guari

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La Cabana Beach | next to only gas station on Isla Colon, Isla Colon, Panama
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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.

Thank AnnieR303
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Attention, everyone: I love eating. I have been eating for 30 years. This was the best meal I have ever had. Guari Guari is closed Tuesday and Wednesday, so be sure you plan your trip so that you are on Bocas on a day when they are open. I'm not even kidding, it's that good. You also must call ahead... More 

Thank Cora P
Laguna Vista, TX
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Off the beaten track and wonderfully different! Five course meal for $26, changes nightly. Delightful salad with a balsamic honey dressing was a great start, followed by a tortilla filled with porcini mushrooms and feta cheese. Fresh hummus with warm pita triangles followed and was amazing. Entree of seared tuna with a fresh tempanade of to atoes, capers and black... More 

Thank DebbieGB
Kernville, CA
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing and the owner extremely helpful and friendly. I don't eat meat but my boyfriend does and we each had food that we really enjoyed

Thank 4x4girlKernville_CA
Brooklyn, New York
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Even after reading the rave reviews about this place I remained skeptical--a 'Mediterranean' restaurant run by a German chef named after the local dialect, but not serving local fare? That combo felt a little off putting for me, so it was last on my list of places to dine on Bocas. Luckily I was there for several nights. And, after... More 

1 Thank sewbk
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

I love great food and this is both great food and a wonderful experience. The service is excellent. We requested to go back the next night and it was even better than the first. My hubby and I loved it and highly recommend it. Yummy and fantastic!

Thank Drannewhite
Corner Brook, Canada
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244 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

We found the food to be very basic but you only pay $28 for five courses so it was ok for the price. It's an outdoor restaurant without much in the way of atmosphere. Wear fly dope. Beware, this restaurant is at least 10 minutes outside Bocas Town on a dark, fairly deserted road. The restaurant will not call a... More 

Thank Mappie
Pittsburg, CA
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Reservation advisable, fixed 5 course chef's choice menu, very informative and professional service, food cooked perfectly, balanced and tasty. We have long heard about Guari Guari and finally made a reservation for dinner. While making our reservation we were asked for diet restrictions and preferences which were happily accommodated. The dinner consisted of soup, two appetizers, entrée and dessert. We... More 

Thank MisiuL
Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

it was challenging to find good food in panama in general. this place offered the best meal for the price!

Thank sushirama23
Seattle, Washington, United States
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Foodies, this place is a must! $23 per person and five courses makes this an excellent value. Our waiter had so much pizazz and attentiveness that I almost forgot I was in such a casual environment. The food was amazing. Each course was proportioned very well and the timing of the dishes were perfect. The location is a bit hidden... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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: 66271825

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