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Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Latin, Bar, Pub, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Calle 1a, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 757-9771
07:00 - 22:00
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Ann Arbor
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very attendant staff. Great breakfast. Very nice happy hour. Beautiful rooms and location. We got bumped up when our booked room air conditioner broke. No hassles.

Thank schatz8762
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant enough dinner, but wine glasses a bit small, and were told they had no more coffee.... in Central America??!! Was asked to sign the bill before it had been totted up, and then noticed wrong prices had been entered. Waitress checked two menus to argue her case but found I was correct but reception noticed she had not priced... More 

Thank ChrisBrown38
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear ChrisBrown38, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We're pleased you enjoyed breakfast and dinner, and are sorry we ran out of coffee after your dinner. Thanks for your patience as your bill was sorted, we're glad it all worked out. The waterfront view is always entertaining. More 

The Hague
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had breakfast here twice. Nice ambience, good food, free coffee, well priced, and right on the water. Worth at least one visit, probably more.

Thank MikeLTheHague
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

A good breakfast sets the tone for a wonderful day. Join us for a tasty meal and beautiful view. We hope to see you again soon MikeLTheHague More 

Hilliard, Ohio
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65 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A nice peaceful place for lunch. Food was good, prices were reasonable. Cheap plastic chairs want to catch in the floorboards of the dock planking.

Thank KOLSON3992
Treasure Island, Florida
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399 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Started a pub crawl in Bocas Town and believe me it leaves Key West Florida in the dust. The bars are numerous and a lot closer together and the happy hours are limitless. What makes this bar stand out is the price of beer and the workers. Met the manager and spoke with him for over an hour. Great fishing... More 

Thank bandit153
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

It's not just happy hour, we're happy all the time! So glad you enjoyed your visit, and had a nice chat with the staff. Bocas town has a great selection of fun restaurants and bars. We're pleased you enjoyed ours. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. More 

San Pedro
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The one good thing I can say about this jplace is that the restaurant area sits over the sea and is gorgeous. However, the food was expensive, terrible and not fresh at all. I would never come here again. And the waitstaff seemed dismissive and bored.

Thank Deloras21
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Deloras21, We're glad to know you enjoyed the lovely waterfront view. However, learning that the rest of your experience was less than expected is disappointing. We do hope you'll give us the opportunity to provide you with an improved meal in the future. Please let us know the time and date you were at the restaurant, so we can... More 

United Kingdom
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99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I had the half pound patty burger with French fries. It was good and came with all the trimmings cheese tomatoes bacon and dill pickle although these ingredients are not listed in the menu. The Jonny bread it came in was good too. My wife had fried fish nuggets and French fries which was again well cooked and tasty. The... More 

Thank Ba8ydriver
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Ba8ydriver. Sometimes the classics can't be beat, and enjoying these dishes with a local twist is always special. Johnny bread is a staple in the islands of Bocas, and of course fresh fish is always delish. More 

New York/Jersey
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105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

It started with a dirty table cloth that I had to ask to be changed. Then there was the warm white wine. Then came the mushy, tasteless, inedible fish. The good news: friendly staff, nice setting. But don't go.

Thank Townie-TRIP
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Townie-TRIP, We're sorry your experience was unsatisfactory. We will be sharing this review with the bar and restaurant staff to address the issue of the tablecloth, warm wine and your disappointment with the food. It is our intention to provide a quality experience for all of our guests, so we will strive to improve these and all details. Thank... More 

Big Bear City, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We met friends there for a quick drink and nibbles. Beautiful outside dining and a great view! Staff is very nice!

Thank JnJCaros
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear JnJCaros, Thanks for sharing your experience. We're glad you enjoyed the friendly staff and beautiful view. More 

Level Contributor
107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

There are very few restaurants in Bocas town that ticks all the boxes, but this is definitely one on my list. Views: This restaurant has breathtaking views from the deck. I was lucky enough to see a full moon over the water. Service: I visited twice and the staff were very friendly on both occasions. They are knowledgeable, so ask... More 

Thank MissA_1972
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear MissA_1972, Thanks for sharing your experience. We're pleased you enjoyed your visits to the restaurant and bar. Glad you enjoyed the view, tasty cocktails and meals. Thanks for noting the fresh fruit cocktails and friendly staff. Hope to see you again one day! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 22
Latin, Bar, Pub, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 1a, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
  • Phone Number: +507 757-9771
Best Wifi in Bocas Town! Conde Nast Traveler's 2014 Gold List Cuisines & Bars, IP APP, honored Hotel Bocas del Toro as one of the Gold Lists Cuisines & Bars recognizing Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant & Bar as a trendy venue in the Caribbean among the best in the world. Hotel Bocas del Toro also received TripAdvisor's 2014 "Certificate of Excellence". Including Conde Naste Traveler ¨Caribbeans Secret Islands, The Bliss of Bocas¨ 2013 featured article. From every vantage point, the ocean & island views inspire us to respond to the elements & the cuisine we prepare. Bocas del Toro's only wood, caribbean, oceanfront boutique hotel, restaurant & bar. We invite you to join us and experience the best of Bocas del Toro.

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