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The Firefly Restaurant & Bar

Old Bank | Oceanside, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
+507 6524-4809
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gnocchi” (15 reviews)
“tapas” (11 reviews)
“green curry” (7 reviews)
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Caribbean, Asian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Old Bank | Oceanside, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a little adventure, take her to dinner at The Firefly on Bastimientos. You have to take a boat and walk a little, but it’s worth it. Romantic, and the food is to die for. Favorite order: Crispy beer battered “popcorn fish” spicy...More

Thank georgeous l
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed The Firefly restaurant and ended up dining here twice during our stay. The staff are very knowledgeable regarding the menu and were able to guide us on our plate choices. We highly recommend the ahi tuna which was exquisite and the Thai...More

Thank Julia O
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Had an amazing stay at the Firefly. Not only is the b&b and property unreal, the food, restaurant and bar is as well. Would highly recommend it for dinner if you're staying in Bocas del Toro or on Bastimentos. The ambiance, food, staff and mood...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

We ate here twice while in Bocas. By far the best food in the area and very reasonable. Fresh red snapper and the shrimp gnocchi were my favorites. The house rum punch was yummy.

Thank Dixie M
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The Firefly has a great selection of tapas (small dishes) to sample and share. I recommend the pulled pork, ahi tuna, red or yellow curry, and more.

Thank kmc622
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

The vibe, amazing sunsets, the ocean sound, the place, the sweet feelling eating right at the sea side with the breeze keeping you cool and fresh, the food is so original and sweet, the cocktails are so good that i get adicted to one named...More

Thank juicyfrut
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We are living on Basti and had heard wonders about it. So, on our 2 year anniversary we went to check it out (early May). We do not stop recommending it to our friends. We ordered several of their dishes (including the Green curry) and...More

Thank Mari tza L
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We ate at the firefly Sunday night and tried a couple of tapas. We savoured each bite, particularly the green curry! It was exceptionnal. A big thanks to Ziany for her cooking skills!

Thank Émilie R
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed on Basti and ate here on our second night - and then came again for our third and final night. The food is absolutely delicious - the gnocchi is not to be missed and the Thai green curry the best we have ever...More

Thank Natalierachel
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I have never had better green curry in my life! Tula is an amazing chef. We also had the shrimp gnocchi and seared tuna. Incomparable! Heather was our waitress and she was great also! Definitely recommended.

Thank Courtney S
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8 April 2016|
Response from TheFireflyBocas | Property representative |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Reservations, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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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