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RipTide Bar Restaurant - CLOSED

Calle 2, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 760-8131
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
5 Sep 2015
“Better than the boat”
25 Jun 2015
“Ok the ship sank, but the food got better!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, International, Grill, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Calle 2, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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11 - 20 of 66 reviews

Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

Situation on a large, docked boat, Rip Tide is a cool place with cheap drinks and good food. Cathy the owner is super interesting and most evening can me spent talking to expat 'locals' or jumping from the back of the boat into the pristine...More

Thank Eric G
Reviewed 3 May 2014

A bit difficult to find - but if you know the wonderful owner - easy peasy! Great atmosphere being right on the water in an old boat... Lots of room for your friends to eat and drink... we had a table of about 12 of...More

Thank suzieqGRENADA
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Went to Rip Tide the day we arrived with friends for lunch, the food was good, reasonable, and the atmosphere was great. We visited Rip Tide many more times during our visit to hang out and have drinks.

Thank Niyt
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Service was lackluster and would have enjoyed a more generous pour (actually would have liked a Jameson's but had to go with Scotch). But it is a bar on a boat in Paradise. Can't go too wrong with that.

1  Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We went to dinner at Rip Tide on the night before a full moon. Sitting on the boat, eating dinner and watching the moon rise over the bay was amazing. I had the fish and chips and was very happy I did. The fish was...More

Thank JenG1234
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Scott runs the place. I like the fried chicken dinner the best.Great place to meet ex pates. Upstairs is one of my favorite hangouts hope to get card game going next time.jump off back into deep water.been v very drunk for cheep there .a must...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 14 February 2014

The food at RipTide is, quite simply, damned good joint food! Make no mistake, the Tide is a joint that makes no pretense about being a fine restaurant... simply serving very good food. You're not in Chicago, Miami, or Boston, you're in remote Panama and...More

Thank OldGrayNut
Reviewed 13 February 2014

Ha,ha,ha like the name Rib,if you like to get see sick that the way to go...I called the submerged ship never saw a boat were the bilge is running 24/7...,there profit goes the the Power bill .....

1  Thank C J P
Reviewed 27 January 2014

converted sea -worthy boat that is now a restaurant and bar. Directly on the water. Food is good, service excellent and beer is cold

Thank denise4946
Reviewed 15 November 2013

If you are going to rip people off, and they are in a group - at least rip all of them off and not just the ones you feel like ripping off. It is ILLEGAL for you to just add on 17% - 7% yes...More

Thank becn
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 2, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
  • Phone Number: +507 760-8131
A cool and clean bar & grill located in the heart of downtown Bocas. We serve classic American bar food along with a full menu including both classic and modern twists on seafood. A great place to come mingle with the expats and the locals.
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