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Bibi's on the beach

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American
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Isla Carenero | Surfside Restaurant and Bar @ Buccaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
+507 757-9137
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New Mexico
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Some of the food is quite good, like the ceviche. The fried fish is overcooked and tasteless. The grilled fish comes with a choice of great sauces. Seating is tables and chairs and picnic tables. They can accommodate large groups.

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Santa Rosa, California
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We hit Bibi's for dinner one night during our stay in the Bocas. Great place! Location right on the beach essentially over the water so lovely setting. Boat taxi dropped us at a pier about a 50 yard walk over a very nice beach from the resto. We both ordered passion-fruit margaritas on the rocks and they were DELICIOUS! Had... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food. But a sensation is the look over the water with all its nature around. Had fish and burger - recommended

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Lake Arrowhead, California, United States
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bar and restaurant on stilts built out over the calm beautiful waters of bocas del toro.- it's a little bit of heaven. transfer to and from via water taxi from bocas town.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We grabbed a water taxi (1.5$ each) from Bocas Town and arrived in just a few minutes. Bibis is the perfect place for enjoying the sunset while sipping on a cocktail. Probably also good for dinner or lunch. Great service.

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Esslingen am Neckar, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I really recommend this restaurant. Very good food, nice people, beautiful location!!!! Try the seafood plates!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at a house down the beach from Bibi's and came here whenever we were too lazy to cook or call for a water taxi (which was a lot). Food was great - excellent selection, lots of fresh fish and shellfish. My favorite dish was the shrimp with rum. They have a kids menu as well. Drinks were excellent... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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96 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we had our X mas dinner here. Nice people and service an a perfect deck over the water. The food was a bit disappointing though. All 4 different dishes wear featuring the same sauce...making them look and taste similar...even though different style of fish.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

food was amazing and the view is unreal. relaxing on the water and such great vibes. amazing drinks too!

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate enough to have BiBi's as the restaurant located at the resort we stayed for our NewYear's vacation! They offered a prix fix menu including appetizer, dinner, dessert and a cocktail or soft drink - all of which were fabulous! The cerviche was served with toasted plaintains, bruschetta with diced tomato and mild mozzarella cheese. We both chose... 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
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Cheap Eats
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?