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El Pirata

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Calle 3 | @ the intersection of Calle 3 & Calle 1, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 757-9088
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There we were around 10:30 PM at night after having to leave a different restaurant for their horrible service, my 4 other friends and I were looking for a pace to eat starving while we walked for another 15-20 mins with little hopes to fill our stomachs as we saw places closed one after the other, until we found "EL... More 

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Thank William Q
North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average about sums it up. Small portions, not a lot of flavor. Bit pricey for the portion size. Not highly recommended. The veiw was the only plus.

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Thank Jennifer L
Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a chance and had lunch here and to say it was not what we expected is an understatement! The food itself was good, but the service is another story. I get that Bocas runs on "island time" but some things should be basic, such as service and available food. When we were ready to order, I asked for... More 

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Thank TheStampCollector
Genesee Depot, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner there reluctantly only because the menu has some "American" type items for the kids. Service was just plain terrible. The spaghetti pomodoro was pretty much noodles and watery salsa. Three of us had grilled sandwiches and ended up getting violently sick from it. I'm sure it was the nasty Sauce they put on it. Just plain gross.... More 

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Thank Mafia32470
Carleton Place, Canada
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Mediocre seafood and slow service. The ceviche was a small portion and much too bitter, the calamari was properly cooked but the batter coating was a bit strange tasting. It was ok but far from the best we've had. There are better restaurants in town.

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Thank ejbmgd
Columbia, Missouri
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The food is excellent but the mojitos are the best mojitos I've had anywhere in the world. The view is excellent and it is over the water so a lovely place daytime or nightime. Good prices too.

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Thank Sheryl S
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice restaurant right on the water for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Very reasonable prices. Don't be in a hurry anywhere in Panama. Remember the good old days when you could take as much time as you want to chitchat, well it's like that everywhere in this country.

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Thank Jackie H
Boquete, Panama
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Suggested to us hotel clerk. Fair dinner for the price. Pasta great. Fried fish good. Great view. Seemed to be busy enough

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Thank kathybedazzled
Calgary, Alberta
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Very nice restaurant right on the water. Good service and great food! We enjoyed the chicken and pork chop meals. Drinks were nice too!

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Thank D8737GRbobm
Seattle,WA
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We enjoyed a decent lunch at El Pirata served by a very attentive wait staff which made it enjoyable.

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Thank ChrisFSeattle_WA

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 3 | @ the intersection of Calle 3 & Calle 1, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
  • Phone Number: +507 757-9088

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