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Cosmic Crab Cafe

Carenero Island, Panama
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
3 May 2017
“Great food, fun and relaxed!”
29 Apr 2017
“Awesome coconut shrimp over the water”
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Pub, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Carenero Island, Panama
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1 - 10 of 264 reviews

Reviewed 11 May 2017

Hmmm....admittedly, we did not try the coconut shrimp everyone talks about. Instead, we had the "carribean crab" and the lionfish. I also admit that, as to the crab, we should have known better. we have been traveling in central america for over a year and...More

Thank Sunnyeaton76
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We had coconut shrimp and lobster on our visit here. The portions were great, it was fresh and really tasty. We stayed for the afternoon and enjoyed happy hour which runs all afternoon.

Thank ContinentalFoodie
Reviewed 30 April 2017

wonderful view, swimming and really great seafood. Lay in a lounge chair and sip one of the best margaritas in town (well, on the island) This restaurant is on Carenero. Just tell the taxi boat driver you want to go to the Cosmic Crab. He...More

Thank vtacademymom
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Met the owner on the street in Bocas, small island!! Taxi'd to her restaurant and Jo took great care of us and it was fun to get to know her story. The locals are wonderful people.Food was fabulous. Had a super fun night!!

Thank Tricia M
Reviewed 20 March 2017

You must have their coconut shrimp. It is outstanding. Prices are very fair. It is a way cool place, good drinks, good food, great service. Do not miss this place & it's famous to see sunsets from. Is is a $1 pp water taxi from...More

Thank Sheryl S
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The view is wonderful but the food is even better. That pompano with passion fruit butter is a must. All the seafood is fresh & local & the wait staff is friendly & speak English. We had to take a water taxi out of Bocas...More

Thank Scott J
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We stayed at the Crab and were able to dine there on Valentines as well as a couple other meals - all the food was so fantastic! It's very close to town and worth the water taxi ride over! Fresh food, friendly staff

Thank pniag
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Went to Cosmic Crab for a drink. Took a water taxi from Bocas Town ($1). Unfortunately, there was a lot of rain and the water was very dirty looking. Otherwise it would be a great place to enjoy the views.

Thank C W
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Was advised to try the Crab - looks great. But they had this blues band playing the most ridiculously loud and rubbish blues music I've ever heard. I couldn't wait for it to stop. Apparently the European chap loves the sound of his own voice....More

Thank ryanbO3879OF
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the bungalows for 3 nights and ate several meals here. The restaurant is beautiful on the ocean and you will want to hang out for hours. The hummus is delicious and the calamari is very fresh. The drinks are sooo yummy and great...More

Thank RockPaperHairDesigns
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carenero Island, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Carenero Island
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