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La Buguita Ocean Lounge

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Main Street | Bocas Town, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 757-9534
08:00 - 22:30
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We are in Bocas a few times every year and this is the first time we have made it to La Buga! The environment is great and business clean and well cared for. Very nice breakfast in the rain. Service was awesome and the crepe breakfast burrito was tasty with egg cheese and potato. A touch of breakfast sausage would... More 

Thank Kd H
Volcano, Hawaii
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in the "La Buga" once for breakfast (fantastic egg benedict) and once for dinner. For dinner, we started with a sampler (different sorts of humus) and afterwards enjoyed pulpo, pesto pasta and veggie burger together with our friend living in Bocas, who recommended the restaurant to us. In the evening, they had a DJ. The staff was twice... More 

Thank Dani-Aloha
Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Only ate there once but great vibe, good food, live music from a talented Argentine singer. Great time. Next time maybe I will try and go surfing and/or diving with them.

Thank isaac d
Port Elgin, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not sure if it's the same place? But ate there may 13, 2017. Worst meal I had in boca! The waiter, manager very rude, which is in usual for Panama? They also added tip to the bill, which is illegal in Panama. To make things worse they charged the bill twice to the credit card, ending up with a 30... More 

Thank Nigel M
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden gem in Bocas del Toro. Larin was an excellent and accommodating server. The food and atmosphere were awesome and they were one of the few places that had local food with healthy options.

Thank Shawn H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has an atmosphere so zen you can literally spend the entire day there. The food is prepared to perfection!! One of my faves was the octopus which was out of this word! Breakfast at this place never gets old. Very healthy, full of flavor! Ohhh and the drinks are amazing! Seriously the BEST in town!!

Thank CrazyTripz
Victoria_Pilato, Propietario at La Buguita Ocean Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you very much! We are so happy to Have you in our home!.. More 

Mount Vernon, Washington
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

.....,except for hair in my sandwich and no toilet paper in the bathroom. They replaced my sandwich and they put paper in the bathroom but obviously someone isn't paying attention.

Thank Doug R
Victoria_Pilato, Propietario at La Buguita Ocean Lounge, responded to this review

We are working and learning..every dar More 

Costa Rica
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great fast lunch here with my son! We had the Buga Burger of course!! I totally recommend coming here in the afternoons for a late lunch the relaxing atmosphere while you look over the ocean is great! Quick service and excellent food!!!

Thank Justjana
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was very slow, the food came and we didn't have drinks. I ordered a sandwich with humous and potatoes on the side and my boyfriend a La Bugita Burger wich has bacon and cheese. So, the food arrived and there was nopotatoes for me and on the burger there was no bacon. My sandwich was very good, the... More 

Thank Lia I
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food in a busy dive and surf centre. Really good outside seating area facing the bustling waterways of Bocas Del Toro! Foods good and you get discount if you dive or rent boards with them! Service can be a little hectic and slow at times, but that's the Caribbean for you! I'd recommend the Lemon Mojito it's a non... More 

Thank Gareth F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Bocas Town, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
  • Phone Number: +507 757-9534
La Buguita is a waterfront restaurant located in Bocas Town. We are offering a great variety of healthy breakfast and lunch selections as well as fancy dinner options. Relish delightful, homemade dishes or simply pleasure in the stunning view over the ocean. In accordance with its attempt to support local businesses and prevent pollution, La Buguita is mainly processing local products.

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