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Bibi's on the beach

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Isla Carenero | Surfside Restaurant and Bar @ Buccaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
+507 757-9137
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United Kingdom
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a chilled beach bar in all respects. It took ages for our drinks to arrive and they only came when we were asked had we ordered. I'm glad we did not order food as we may still be waiting. Actually it was a nice place for a drink on the way back from the beach and we were... More 

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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was of a good standard. BLT burger lacked the B in quantity though but many chips with them. The octopus starter was great and good size. Reasonable prices for such a good location too. Tried to use the toilets though and were out of use as they had 'no water'. Waiter didn't care about the issue whatsoever.

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Thank Michael W
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely go for Pina Colada during happy hour! So good! So affordable! Great View! Can swim in the ocean right from the dining area!

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Thank Linsey L
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow happy hour pina coladas were so good, fast and the view on the dock was amazing. Nice and relaxed, I was just in a bathing suit, they had a few lounge chairs and ladders to the water for a swim!

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Thank Libby B
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Service in Panama is not fast however we encounter this friendly and lively restaurante/bar at the beach while waiting for kids at Escuela Del Mar (surf). Quick, good and friendly. They have a clean bathroom too though water is scarce.

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Panama City, Panama
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bibi's it's a must on your visit to Bocas. Lobster, ceviche, octopus, drinks ,cocktails, stuffed plantains are delicious. Eating over the sea will make you feel like a tycoon. The beach is crystal clear and very shallow, you may walk 50meters out and the water level will be at your knees.

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Thank PerriBerto
Nykoping, Sweden
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was superb. We ate there 4 of 7 dinners. The staff was so friendly and nice. They had the best drinks and the best food ever. Especially their schrimps, marinated and grilled in garlic and oil. Sting rays swimming down below. God music. We took the boat out for 1.5 dollars and home to town for the same... More 

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Bidart, France
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You wanna spent good Time in bibi's ask Willy, this guy is a beast ! Cheers for the good Time #polloalaplancha #rhumcocaconhelado #willyandlucia #love

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costa rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i love ceviche, and whenever i have the chance, travelling to different countries, i try the local ceviche ! one of the best ones i have tried so far !

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Milan, Italy
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although service was a bit slow, the food is great and the location simply amazing. Prices are a bit above average for Panama

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Isla Carenero | Surfside Restaurant and Bar @ Buccaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Carenero Island
  • Phone Number: +507 757-9137
Description
Restaurant used to be part of the Bucaneer Resort, Carenero Island

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?