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Bibi's on the beach

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$$ - $$$
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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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had dinner at this restaurant when our own was closed for the thanksgiving holiday. Very good cocktails (piña colada, margarita) and delicious food. I had octopus stew - really good. Service was good and prices quite reasonable for the area.

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Thank Rob G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bibi's was a huge surprise. After a walk in Carenero, my friend said we should go here and it surprised us so much! Great food, great prices, great ambiance, EXCELLENT view, loved everything about this restaurant.

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St. Marys, Georgia
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Eat there twice. Service, food, and drinks were excellent. Would recommend to all who what to have a great time and good service. Was all a beach bar should be.

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Thank jstein1
Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a lovely dinner here on the water. Very fun to take water taxi over and then short stroll along beach to get to the restaurant.

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Davis, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing view, lots of fish to see on the water, sea rays, puffer fish, etc. Cocktails are great. Ceviche and calamari was good. There was a big storm the evening we were there. The very kind bartender gave us some ponchos (black trash bags she cut holes for our head and arms) for the taxi ride back. What an adventure!... More 

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nicknjh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oh yeah. The sea food is amazing, the location is awesome and I spent a great afternoon with my wife eating lobster, shrimp and creole Octopus. The picture of the lobster dish is what my wife had. $25. Can't wait to go back.

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Las Cumbres, Panama, Panama
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped on our first day on Carenero beach to relax and we wanted a beach close by to Isla Colon. After a couple of hours lazying on the beach, we walked to Bibi's (which I had heard about). We ate here twice ( but I had the same meal both times hehe). The margaritas were not good, too sour... More 

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Thank Patricia L
Placitas, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

About a five minute walk from my hotel, Bibi's rapidly became my headquarters for a week in Bocas. Some of the most delicious, freshest seafood I've had ever. I'd recommend the octopus, ceviche as well as the superb seafood stew, seasoned with lime, coconut and chili. The tropical drinks were wonderful also, and the service was efficient and very friendly.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We went there for the afternoon. We had a few drinks and lunch. Our Waiter Will was great. We are two old guys and he is 20. We had a few funny conversations with him during our stay. He is a great waiter. The bartender Bernard was also very good. We had Chicken and Fish sandwiches that were very good.... More 

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Boquete, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The location itself is pretty hard to beat. only a short 1.50 water taxi ride away from Bocas Town. Keep walking past it in order to explore some serene beaches and mangroves then on the way back stop at Bibi's and enjoy pretty much anything that's on the menu. The waiter was very attentive, he chatted with us, was fast... More 

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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, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?