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Chavela Bar & Restaurante

Old Bank, 0101 Bastimentos | Old Bank, Isla Bastimentos 0101, Panama
+507 6502-0024
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“fish burger” (4 reviews)
“fries” (5 reviews)
“pork” (2 reviews)
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American, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly
Old Bank, 0101 Bastimentos | Old Bank, Isla Bastimentos 0101, Panama
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We loved our burgers at Chavela! Simple but well executed for only $5! The most amazing part was the natural juice, we had the passionfruit and it was A M A Z I N G!! So tasty, fresh and not artificially sweetened at all. Come...More

Thank Pip N
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Great burgers. We tried the double beef and fish burgers. Both were great. Fries also above expectations. Prices are very affordable compared to the other restaurants that cater to tourists on bastimentos.

Thank Madison W
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

It's a bit secluded, but don't be afraid to walk in where the sign shows. We really liked the burgers ranging at 5 and 7,50$ served with fries. The staff is friendly, the place is neat. Give it a try.

Thank DeadEye-667
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Wonderful....just like Bastimentos!!! Beautifully quaint. I love it. Had the KingFish...was cooked perfectly. And yes the Maricuya/passionfruit drink was absolutely delicious.

Thank Najuma A
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Very friendly place tucked back from the main street of Old Bank. Their cocktails, especially the passionfruit one, were excellently tropical but balanced in flavor. We had the best fish taco I can remember (I've eaten a lot of them in Cabo San Lucas, Hawai'i,...More

Thank Thoropod
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

This small place is a bit hidden, bit t is totally worth it. There are not many tables, but we always found a spot. The food is outstanding. Even the side parts like the rice and the tropical slaw (special coleslaw) are just amazing. I...More

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 18 February 2018

The prices were pretty good, food was tasty. The napkins are held in giant sea shells which is pretty neat. Limited seating, go early if possible. We were one of the first people there and it quickly filled up. We ordered the chicken and pork...More

Thank edevolder
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

The first night at isla bastimientos and we’ve had the best food since a long time. The Burger was really tasty and the homemade pickles we‘re awesome. And the best thing: it was cheap!!! we‘ll come back!!!!!

Thank E2585BNbenjaminm
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Visited Chavelas with my girlfriend; we were recommended a local fish to share and it was enormous! Incredible Caribbean flavours and perfectly cooked. We were also noticing other dishes that came out that looked just as delicious. The owners Leo and his partner were super...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Very yummy! The Burger are great but also try the Fish! Awesome! Very friendly staff, very nice Place to sit.

Thank Andrea M
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Claudio L
26 December 2017|
Response from Leo D | Property representative |
From $5 for a burger with fries up to $18 for an enormous whole fish.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Bank, 0101 Bastimentos | Old Bank, Isla Bastimentos 0101, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Bastimentos
  • Phone Number: +507 6502-0024
Bar & Restaurante Chavela serves a unique and eclectic Caribbean inspired menu for dinner on Isla Bastimentos, Bocas del Toro
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