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Under the Palm Cafe

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Calle 3, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Phoenix, Arizona
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309 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We stopped in for cocktails before dinner. Nice outdoor seating to people watch. Prices and service exceptional. Also, the BEST chips and salsa! Salsa was some of the best we've had with fresh ingredients. We weren't in town long enough to eat a meal but it looks like other reviewers also enjoyed the place.

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Thank CherylGlendaleAZ
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014

Although we went here only for breakfasts, we'd highly recommend this place for that purpose - nice food, friendly staff, good location. Many thanks, amigos!

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Thank Владимир М
Kailua, Hawaii
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153 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

This Café is tied to the Palma Royale hotel. Breakfast comes with your room, and is usually pretty good. They serve standard US type breakfasts, bacon, eggs, toast, or pancakes or omelets with a little fruit and some fresh squeezed OJ. Coffee is pretty good, and set up on a self serve bar. In the morning it can be hard... More 

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Thank PanamaDon
London
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Good relaxed atmosphere. I had the vegetable omelette for breakfast with an orange juice. The breakfast was very average, the omelette was not cooked properly and the juice was bitter. However the service was good and fast and the chairs and restaurant were comfortable.

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Thank Nomad_Neena
Panama City, Panama
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

Often USA visitors look for something that appears familiar when traveling..so they see this place and eat here...Lousy food Slow and grumpy staff...Bad imitation of the great USA Breakfast...(Why not stick to Caribbean style) Apparently they do dinner better. we didn't bother going back

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Thank watchingbiz
Wilsonville, Oregon
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

We met our guide here when we 1st got in. It was a nice safe place to meet. It was easy to find. The bano was clean, and the food was yummy. Not the most amazing breakfest ever but safe and good.

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Thank Bryan4viponly
La Mesa, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

This quiet restaurant is right on the main street next to the best little grocery store one can find. The food is good, service is good, and the serving size is just right.

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Thank Janice M
George Town, Cayman Islands
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105 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

good range of interesting people and food. I liked the location and the people working there seem happy.

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Thank TropicalOutside
Sydney, Australia
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246 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013

Wish I could give it a higher rating because the food was good-but the service was just with attitude and not good. Go if you can overlook the service-the location is good

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Thank Sue L
Alberta, Canada
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186 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

Awesome breakfasts with a great view & friendly service & very reasonably priced 😄, pancakes were delicious!

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Thank tracy448

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 3, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town

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