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The Firefly Restaurant & Bar

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$$ - $$$
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Old Bank | Oceanside, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
+507 6524-4809
Thu - Mon 05:00 - 09:00
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Lake Arrowhead, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Firefly has a nicely lit and furnished outdoor patio for dining and drinks with terrific views. Great atmosphere and friendly people. Very affordably priced as well. Best time of year is Dec- April.

Thank Mark L
Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good lord this resto is incredible! Only like 4-5 tables at the place, all outside with a gentle ocean breeze and insane view of the ocean, of course. But the main event is the FOOD FOOD FOOD. DAYUM! The gnocci blew my mind, the filet was DELISH, the popcorn fish POPPIN'! Plenty of vegetarian options but we like MEAT! And... More 

Thank mnlgoodin
Seattle, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were staying at Red Frog over the holidays, and a friend told us about this place. We're a tough group of diners, including vegetarians, and since there is no standard menu, and no menu on line, we knew it might be risky to dine here. For a group of 7 to pay for a water taxi there and back,... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very skilled chefs, inventive and authentic menu -this was by far the best meal we had in Bocas Del Toro. You'd be missing some extraordinary food and scenery if you miss this place.

Thank Louis Y
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food in a cool secluded location. Make reservations. I don't drink by my girlfriend said the cocktails were amazing. We are pescetarian and big time foodies and loved it.

Thank catsandkoffee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked over from our house next door. Delicious- great tapas style menu and good water side dining. Good eclectic menu.

Thank William H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming from LA, I claim to be a true food snob. this restaurant totally deserves all the buzz. i stayed in one of they're bungalows with some of my best girls, and it was blast. Breakfast and dinner. Clean, local, and conscience food that tastes amazing. my favorite was the sweet chili calamari; but the green curry, coconut popcorn shrimp,... More 

Thank Leah K
Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Firefly with a girlfriend and we had such an amazing adventure. The food was just the icing on the cake... such delicious and interesting choices. Some of the meals we did sort of Tapas style and tried different things between each other, and everything was absolutely incredible... all made to order. Fresh seafood, grilled meat, fresh... More 

Thank specialfx21
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Love the food and the setting here. (And the Rum Punch!) I love to eat and am lucky enough to have traveled quite a bit. This place is top notch.

Thank Devin E
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Best food in Bastimentos by far! Thai influenced Caribbean with fresh local ingredients. Between the two of us, my fiancé and I had everything on the menu during our time here. Nothing disappointed. I wish I could transport this place back home to NYC. Also, the setting is flipping GORGEOUS.

Thank Judith B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Caribbean, Seafood, Asian, Thai
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Reservations, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Bank | Oceanside, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Bastimentos
  • Phone Number: +507 6524-4809
The Firefly serves Thai/Caribbean food in an open air, outdoor setting directly on the Caribbean Ocean. We source locally and organically whenever possible and believe in using ingredients readily available to make up our menu. Because of this philosophy, our menu items may change daily. Contact us for special Occasion or private dining! We can create an amazing atmosphere! Contact at least 24 hours in advance if you wish to do a tasting menu, starting at 5 courses. Full bar, Cash only and reservations required. CLOSED TUES/WED

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