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The Sea Monkey Restaurant

Calle Principal, Isla Bastimentos 0101, Panama
+507 6693-9168
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pad thai” (8 reviews)
“enchiladas” (4 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:00 Hours
Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Calle Principal, Isla Bastimentos 0101, Panama
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1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the pleasure of finding this gem of a spot while traveling Isla Bastiementos!! Buddy and I ate enchiladas, pad thai, pineapple salsa, smoothies, and a watermelon-mint mojito that Ryan whipped up for us!! ALL OF THEM DELICIOUS!! ALL OF THEM FRESH!!! ALL HUGE (FREAKN...More

1  Thank neubreed314
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If I could give this place a hundred stars, I would. My wife and I were staying at one of the Sea Monkey bungalows, so we ate here several times over the four days of our stay. Every. Single. Dish. was amazing. The seafood, the...More

1  Thank j0nmarshall84
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Loved this place. 3 minutes ride from the hotel. It's open air restaurant with few tables. Has a fix menú and daily extras. The curry was great. The main too. The pineapple civiche too. Romantic and well worth it

1  Thank ggbazza
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

First of all ignore the hours on tripadvisor. The restaurant is typically open from 8 to 10.30ish for breakfast and from 5.30 for dinner. The breakfast here is wonderful. The heuvos rancheros had been oven baked and was delicious with a good strong coffee. For...More

1  Thank Cathmac07
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

While staying at Sea Monkeys over the water bungalow with our family, breakfast was an everyday treat. The staff greats you with a smile every morning and the food is delicious. The custom made fresh fruit smoothies and coconut French toast are a treat to...More

1  Thank Leslie K
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Ate here. Great location but the food was not fresh. Bummer. There are better options to have local kitchen in town.

Thank Effieweg
Reviewed 3 June 2018

I didn't actually eat here but was here due to a pit stop on the boat from Bocas Town to Palmar Beach dock. Ryan, the guy who was there, generously helped me out with a big garbo bag to waterproof my backpack, given the rain....More

1  Thank AmyCunningham
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing delicious local food.. everything from the curry to beer fish was exceptional. Ian’s brownie rocks! Highly recommend for anyone wanting a meal with love put into it and both seafood and healthy options.

2  Thank Emmy125
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Brilliant food and drinks. I’m a vegetarian and they made some lovely food for me. Their frozen cocktails and coconut coffee was incredible

2  Thank josh m
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Enchiladas were great. Vegetarian potstickers were also good (although a bit pricy at $8 for not much food). Free filtered water is served which is something I feel like more restaurants in bocas should offer.

2  Thank Madison W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Principal, Isla Bastimentos 0101, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Bastimentos
  • Phone Number: +507 6693-9168
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The Sea Monkey is a rustic, Caribbean-style overwater tiki bar and restaurant featuring tropical cocktails made with fresh-squeezed juices and local fruit, as well as a menu that changes daily consisting of tropics-inspired international fusion cuisine. We source a large portion of our produce from friends on the island.
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