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La Casbah

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Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro, Panama, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6477-4227
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The Hague
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to find this great restaurant on our very first evening in Bocas Town. Very creative and inventive cuisine, fine dining with a wonderful Mediterranean flavour. We'll be back before our 10-day stay on the island is over.

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Thank MikeLTheHague
Treasure Island, Florida
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374 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Down the block from where we are staying. Tried several times to stop in but always closed until we found out it opens at 5:00. We sat outside and enjoyed watching the people walk by. The food is very good and the prices are good. Stop by for a drink or a meal, can't go wrong.

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Thank bandit153
Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The sign says Casbah. Right on the road. Always busy. This should have been my first hint, but it took 4 days of walking by and seeing it busy before I clued in. Service was great- not Panama great, but North American/European great! Attentive, fast, knowledgable. A large menu of fresh fish, meats, and unusual dishes. Christopher the owner/ chef... More 

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Thank Carl W
Canada
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Don't let the roadside location fool you, this is a gem! I had shrimps in an ouzo sauce. That tells you this is not just your normal menu, rather something special. WOW, it was a spectacular combination of flavours. Every one of our group loved what they ordered. HIGHLY recommend this place for excellent service, flavours, and food presentation.

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Thank Lisa M
Niagara Falls, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Went here twice during our stay in Bocas and it was a wonderful dining experience. From the start the owner/chef Chris comes and sits at your table while he passionately explains all the choices he has to offer. Second night there he highly recommended the tuna, not something my husband or I would normally order and we did choose other... More 

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Thank Deby O
Langhorne, PA
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Our B&B hosts recommended La Casbah to us and it was a good one! We had a wonderful tuna appetizer followed by a main course of beef. It tasted like something from a great culinary city like Brussels or Paris. Probably because that is where English Chef / Proprietor Christopher trained...

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Thank Jim_Patricia
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

After being on Isla Colon for nearly four weeks, I was looking for new places to grab a good meal. I walked by La Casbah nearly every day, but had never stopped in. I looked a couple of times at the sign board, but nothing had caught my attention. One night there were quite a few people there and I... More 

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Iisalmi, Finland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Very good food. We ate meat, fish and chicken. Everything was really good. Totally recommend if u are on bocas.

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Thank Nimmbe
Destin, Florida
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We were the only patrons in here tonight, what a shame because the food was outstanding! People visiting this area need to be enlightened with the quality of La Casbah. We started with two different tapas. One tapas was grilled shrimp,asparagus, wine butter sauce, roasted cherry tomatoes. Yum! Full of flavor! Second tapa was grilled chorizo with a red wine... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Eat the steak. With the mushroom sauce. And the homemade coffee-cake. Just perfect! So so good. (Starters are very nice too) We also got chatting to the owner who is a really nice guy.

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Thank Phil_H_1978

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro, Panama, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon
  • Phone Number: +507 6477-4227

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