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Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant

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Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Pub, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Calle 1a, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 757-9771
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07:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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180 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We went there for dinner based on recommendations from a knowledgeable local and were not disappointed. - Venue: typical Bocas venue by the sea, with simple decor, nothing exceptional but still welcoming. - Food: we had a burger and a whole grilled red snapper. Both were very good but the fish was a true winner. Perfectly cooked in a salt... More 

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2 Thank Hélène D
Wold, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Hélène D, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our Restaurant & Bar. We are pleased you enjoyed both our caribbean seafood, fresh red snapper, and our Bocas Burger on Johnny cake. Our simple decor is in the process of being livened up with beautiful wall hangings coming soon! We are happy to know our... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here. The Whole Fish was quite good and fresh. The Filet of the Fish of the day was definitely not fresh, it came out of the fridge I guess. Best thing was the ice cold beer that night.

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Thank runffm
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Runffm, Thanks for mentioning that you enjoyed the whole fish and the cold beer. More 

Panama City, Panama
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Amazing food, variety with an excellent cuisine. Food was delicious and my piña colada just perfect.

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1 Thank Dania N
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Dania N, Thanks for the glowing review! We're so glad you enjoyed our food and cocktails. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

We found ourselves on Bocas del Toros island during a tropical storm and took refuge at this hotel for cocktails!! Great ocean view, cheap cocktails and a lovely waiter who is always smiling!! We spent an afternoon here drinking and enjoying the sea views and spent a vast sum of only 10 dollars let person for 3 hours worth of... More 

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1 Thank JenGNotts
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear JenGNotts, Thanks for your comments. That's a great way to turn a rainy day into a special afternoon! We're so glad you found us, and had such a lovely afternoon. Hope to see you again. More 

Culver City, California
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245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

The restaurant at this hotel was recommended by a couple of Argentine guys I met on a day-trip to some of the neighboring islands. They recommended the great deals on lobster here. However, I found the lobster to be mediocre compared to lobster I've had in Cuba. For $20 to $30 perhaps I shouldn't complain. But ...... on the plus... More 

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Thank GareThere
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear GareThere, Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We're pleased you like the waitstaff, view and cocktails! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Hej folks! We went here for the first time expecting a lot. But then... All our expectations were exceeded by far. The Hotel bocas del toro / the bar wouldn't be that cosy and breathtaking without its bar tender RUDI IGLESIAS!!!! Go there. ITS A MUST. Meet him and be introduced to everybody around. It's a gorgeous spot. Their traditional... More 

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1 Thank Kjell J
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your time at the bar, and were entertained by our fun loving bartender! More 

Durham, Connecticut
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Great intro to the chill life in Bocas having just gotten off the plane. Had a great breakfast with fresh juice while waiting for our water taxi. Reliable and with good wifi And clean bathroom!

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1 Thank burnettgn
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your breakfast experience. We're pleased you enjoyed the fresh juice, wifi and our cleanliness. Hope to see you again! More 

Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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123 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Excellent service and food. Good seafood and rum.Nice breeze and view. Very friendly staff and a good plae later for coffee and a place to read.

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1 Thank Bayard H
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

We're pleased you enjoyed your all around experience during your lunch, the view, staff food and rum! Hope to see you again. More 

Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

I stayed in Bocas for two months about five years ago and remember disliking this place. I'm back for another month and decided to give it a try. Gross. My "cesear" salad was brown lettuce covered in a mix of mayonaise and sour cream with no flavor and soggy bread. No cheese, salt, pepper, spices, nada. I don't usually mention... More 

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Thank petdeer
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Petdeer, Thanks for sharing your experience. We're sorry to learn it wasn't a satisfactory one. We will share this with the kitchen and be sure they are more diligent in serving the freshest of ingredients. We strive to improve our offerings, and have recently started making our own croutons in-house. We will also do our best to improve our... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

we just stopped for lunch, but the food was very good. Loved the fried plantains. Very nice staff and a good view of the water.

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1 Thank Yeschick
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Yeschick, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We're pleased you like our staff, food and beautiful view. Come back and visit us again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Pub, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 1a, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
  • Phone Number: +507 757-9771
Description
Best Wifi in Bocas Town! Conde Nast Traveler's 2014 Gold List Cuisines & Bars, IP APP, honored Hotel Bocas del Toro as one of the Gold Lists Cuisines & Bars recognizing Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant & Bar as a trendy venue in the Caribbean among the best in the world. Hotel Bocas del Toro also received TripAdvisor's 2014 "Certificate of Excellence". Including Conde Naste Traveler ¨Caribbeans Secret Islands, The Bliss of Bocas¨ 2013 featured article. From every vantage point, the ocean & island views inspire us to respond to the elements & the cuisine we prepare. Bocas del Toro's only wood, caribbean, oceanfront boutique hotel, restaurant & bar. We invite you to join us and experience the best of Bocas del Toro.

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