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The Firefly Restaurant & Bar

Old Bank | Oceanside, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
+507 6524-4809
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gnocchi” (15 reviews)
“tapas” (10 reviews)
“lauren” (19 reviews)
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Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Old Bank | Oceanside, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate here twice while in Bocas. By far the best food in the area and very reasonable. Fresh red snapper and the shrimp gnocchi were my favorites. The house rum punch was yummy.

Thank Dixie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Firefly has a great selection of tapas (small dishes) to sample and share. I recommend the pulled pork, ahi tuna, red or yellow curry, and more.

Thank kmc622
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The vibe, amazing sunsets, the ocean sound, the place, the sweet feelling eating right at the sea side with the breeze keeping you cool and fresh, the food is so original and sweet, the cocktails are so good that i get adicted to one named...More

Thank juicyfrut
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We are living on Basti and had heard wonders about it. So, on our 2 year anniversary we went to check it out (early May). We do not stop recommending it to our friends. We ordered several of their dishes (including the Green curry) and...More

Thank Mari tza L
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We ate at the firefly Sunday night and tried a couple of tapas. We savoured each bite, particularly the green curry! It was exceptionnal. A big thanks to Ziany for her cooking skills!

Thank Émilie R
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed on Basti and ate here on our second night - and then came again for our third and final night. The food is absolutely delicious - the gnocchi is not to be missed and the Thai green curry the best we have ever...More

Thank Natalierachel
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I have never had better green curry in my life! Tula is an amazing chef. We also had the shrimp gnocchi and seared tuna. Incomparable! Heather was our waitress and she was great also! Definitely recommended.

Thank Courtney S
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We loved the restaurant at the Firefly. We stayed at the Firefly for six nights and ate at the restaurant three of those nights. Probably would have been more, but the restaurant was closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The setting on the outdoor deck is...More

Thank AceMartini
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The warm Caribbean air, the lights, the deck, the lounges and the atmosphere at the Firefly are incredible. And that's not even getting to the food: Which blew my mind. Everything I ate was delicious! I believe we shared and devoured everything on the menu...More

Thank travisferre
Reviewed 20 March 2017

A bit pricey but worth it. Getting there is half the fun! Atmosphere was lovely & in a beautiful setting. Cool decor.

Thank Sheryl S
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Do you need reservations just to sit at the bar and have a drink?
7 April 2016|
Response from TheFireflyBocas | Property representative |
No. You don't need a reservation.
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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, Cash Only, Reservations, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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