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Guari Guari

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La Cabana Beach | next to only gas station on Isla Colon, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6627-1825
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Bitung, Indonesia
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Ozzi (the German owner) and Monica (his Spanish wife and cook) will simply never let you down. We have dined here several times already and it has never been dissapointing. The 5 course set menu is always a surprise, always super fresh and always cooked to perfection. Service is impeccable. Be sure to let them know if you are not... More 

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Toronto
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2014

Amazing food, service, and cocktails. Good prices. Mosquitos were bad, but worth it, and they have spray and coils for you.

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Thank TorontoMike86
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2014

We decided to eat here after reading about it on Tripadvisor and it was totally worth it.Excellent service from our waiter (the owner)who is very friendly and has great sense of humour. Food was delicious, specially the gazpacho soup and the sangria was to die for in a hot night.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

My meal at Guari Guari was a delight from start to finish. The service and friendliness of our waiter was top notch, the ambience on the quiet porch surrounded by trees was peaceful and romantic, and most importantly the food was exquisite. The five course meal (dishes below) was $23. 1) Salad with toasted almonds and blackberry vinaigrette 2) Falafel... More 

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1 Thank Shannon L
Lima, Peru
1 review
Reviewed 18 December 2013

After having been told this is an excellent restaurant, we made a dinner reservation for four (two couples) on a Sunday evening. A plus for us was that our lodging accomodations was right next to the restaurant. There are no signs as to where the restaurant is located; it is a nice almost secluded setting location giving it an intense... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2013

After reading all the excellent reviews on here, I was excited to check this place out. We called ahead for a reservation as recommended, and we let them know that my girlfriend was a vegetarian. Both our meals were excellent, and this place is definitely worth the visit. The price is cheap for what you get, and well worth it.

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Lulea, Sweden
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2013 via mobile

our menu consisted of 1. pumpkin soup (simple, but good) 2. Hummus (very mild and creamy, could use a tad more garlic maybe) 3. Chicken skewer with a sweet/sour sauce (perfect) 4. Mahi Mahi with a red olive-caper sauce (sauce great, but the fish too dry and hard) and 5. a raisin-apple strudel (as a German I give it 5... More 

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Thank Eric G
bocas del toro
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 December 2013 via mobile

You can feel the passion and attention to detail that goes into the food and whole evening. A thoroughly pleasurable place. The best!

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Thank michmcuk
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

I never even ask what's for dinner. The set menu is always, always excellent. I love the sangria and the service. Make sure to call ahead for a reservation or you won't get in! This is a special place for dinner and will probably be one of your better Bocas memories. Right next to 'la bomba' - the gas station.... More 

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Thank Alulalei
Stowe, Vermont
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2013

This place is truly a gem, the food was fantastic and the service was excellent. Thanks to everyone else for writing great reviews so that we tried this place. This is a must do when visiting Bocas.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Cabana Beach | next to only gas station on Isla Colon, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon
  • Phone Number: +507 6627-1825

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