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Guari Guari

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La Cabana Beach | next to only gas station on Isla Colon, Isla Colon, Panama
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Reston, Virginia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

A fixed price menu of 5 courses. Amazing combination of ingredients and flavors. Very friendly service, Ossi speaks German, English, French, and Italian!

Thank TheOlga13
New Orleans, Louisiana
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

11 of us went to dine here 2 nights in a row (it was THAT good). The food, the service, the price... everything was spectacular! If you're in Bocas don't miss this place. We loved every part of the meal, and the owners were some of the kindest people we met in Bocas.

Thank JeffersonAveKateB
Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Came here at the recommendation of the outstanding folks at the Firefly (Where we stayed for a week) - this was the final meal of our week long odyssey in Bocas Del Toro, and what a meal. The food, ambience, and excellent service of the owner himself (Ozzi) was nothing short of fantastic. What a great way to end our... More 

Thank ZRodasti
Sarasota, Florida
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I knew I would be a little disappointed after being hyped up so much. Great owner, personable and hard working. But great? Not for me. Small portions. Soup was very good but was served in the smallest cup possible. The rest including the mixed drinks were fair, but I wouldn't go out of my way to return.

Thank floridaman2014
Turrialba, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Well, we heard about this place and I must admit we were abit hesitant when we arrived as it doesn't look like much. However, once we were there, our server and host (Ossi) was as perfect as one could hope for. It's a fixed menu with 5 courses. Each one is brought out singly and you are given time to... More 

1 Thank Ginger F
Boulder, Colorado
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Restaurant offers a fixed 5 course tasting menu. All the courses were fresh and excellent. The German server was excellent and a total pro. A restaurant this elegant and well prepare was a surprise in a laid back surfer town.

Thank AnnieR303
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Attention, everyone: I love eating. I have been eating for 30 years. This was the best meal I have ever had. Guari Guari is closed Tuesday and Wednesday, so be sure you plan your trip so that you are on Bocas on a day when they are open. I'm not even kidding, it's that good. You also must call ahead... More 

Thank Cora P
Laguna Vista, TX
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Off the beaten track and wonderfully different! Five course meal for $26, changes nightly. Delightful salad with a balsamic honey dressing was a great start, followed by a tortilla filled with porcini mushrooms and feta cheese. Fresh hummus with warm pita triangles followed and was amazing. Entree of seared tuna with a fresh tempanade of to atoes, capers and black... More 

Thank DebbieGB
Kernville, CA
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing and the owner extremely helpful and friendly. I don't eat meat but my boyfriend does and we each had food that we really enjoyed

Thank 4x4girlKernville_CA
Brooklyn, New York
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Even after reading the rave reviews about this place I remained skeptical--a 'Mediterranean' restaurant run by a German chef named after the local dialect, but not serving local fare? That combo felt a little off putting for me, so it was last on my list of places to dine on Bocas. Luckily I was there for several nights. And, after... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
International, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Cabana Beach | next to only gas station on Isla Colon, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon
  • Phone Number: 66271825

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