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The Firefly Restaurant & Bar

Old Bank | Oceanside, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
+507 6524-4809
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gnocchi” (17 reviews)
“tapas” (11 reviews)
“green curry” (10 reviews)
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Asian, Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Old Bank | Oceanside, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful restaurant on the small island of Bastimentos. The dishes were carefully crafted to produce intense flavours. Absolutely loved it! Yes-would recommend.

Thank Benedetta J
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Firefly was my 2nd favorite spot to eat. Great menu with both seafood and veg options. The locations hands down best on island during sunset. We had the curry ceviche and beet salad. We loved all 3!

Thank Emmy125
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend (both mid 20's) stayed at The Firefly for 5 nights and it really made our trip to Bocas extra special! The place, the staff and the food (THE FOOD!!) are all top notch. We recommend it to everyone, it really makes...More

Thank matiaskno
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Atmosphere and food couldn't be any better. Absolutely everything on the menu the night we dined at Firefly was excellent with special mention for the green curry and tuna tartare. Add in some unique cocktails and the Alabama hospitality and you get a great experience.

Thank wheresthesalt
Reviewed 24 March 2018

wonderful place and food in that paradise called bocas del toro. Very good food and bservice. Highly recommended.

Thank Rafael O
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Ate here at 6pm and watched the sunset. It was magical. Service was fast, friendly and the food was amazing. We had several of the tapas style dishes that the whole table shared and every single dish was perfect. We also had several cocktails on...More

Thank Djbtlv
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Menu was tapas style, maybe about 12 options. Everything was pretty tasty. Management and employees were super friendly and helpful. The location was along the beach you have to walk a few minutes along a guided path to get there but is a small beautiful...More

Thank Marc F
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Beautiful location, well maintained, clean and organized. Friendly staff, great food and cocktails inspired by Los Angeles chef. Gnocchi was our fav.

Thank CarterAnderSB
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We had two cocktails at the Firefly. Place is beautifuly located, staff is nice, but the cocktails were not perfect. You would expect something better - comparing with other places in Isla Bastimentos, The Firefly was not the top one. But it is worth coming...More

Thank Michał R
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Past the western point you’ll find Firefly lodge, an excellent restaurant that also offers good standard living! We tried the most of the menu one evening and was positively surprised of each dish, thank you For your hospitality!

Thank Geir L
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7 April 2016|
Response from TheFireflyBocas | Property representative |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Bank | Oceanside, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Bastimentos
  • Phone Number: +507 6524-4809
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The Firefly serves Thai/Caribbean food in an open air, outdoor setting directly on the Caribbean Ocean. We source locally and organically whenever possible and believe in using ingredients readily available to make up our menu. Because of this philosophy, our menu items may change daily. Contact us for special Occasion or private dining! We can create an amazing atmosphere! Contact at least 24 hours in advance if you wish to do a tasting menu, starting at 5 courses. Full bar, Cash only and reservations required. CLOSED TUES/WED
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