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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
Calle 2, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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41 - 50 of 66 reviews

Reviewed December 27, 2012

Just walk in and order fish and chips. Seriously don't even look through menu. Even if you don't like fish and chips you haven't tried fish and chips until you've had it from rip tide.

Thank Connor C
Reviewed November 28, 2012

Awesome little spot on a boat over the water, we went there for drinks one afternoon and spent ages watching needlefish hunt other small fish in the water. Snacks are tasty and pretty reasonably priced. Its in the quieter area of the small town and...More

2  Thank mariko d
Reviewed September 24, 2012

A cold drink, a fresh ocean breeze, and good food, all enjoyed from a shady seat on a gently rolling boat ... life just doesn't get any better. If you are looking to escape the heat of "bocas town" and just relax the Rip Tide...More

1  Thank Andy C
Reviewed August 15, 2012

We have traveled around the world to some of the best seafood spots there are, and Ripetide's fish and chips ranks up there with the best there is in anywhere!!!! Cute ambience, on an old barge sitting in the bay of Bocas Del Toro. Try...More

Thank Panamanian-Style
Reviewed August 1, 2012

My boyfriend and i ate at rip tide durning our stay in bocas in july. Its acool experience but i was ready to be back on solid ground after an hour. All of the water taxis zoom by so the boat rocks nonstop. The food...More

Thank btvlove
Reviewed June 1, 2012

Really good food. They have a huge old boat where you get served and it sits on the water, anchored to the pier. The view is amazing especially during sunset. The beer is cold and the fish fingers are to die for, I am salivating...More

Thank Joao G
Reviewed April 27, 2012

Cold beers ,great location and delicious grilled cheese and home cut fries for $3.50.

Thank colinallister
Reviewed April 27, 2012 via mobile

Found this to be the only place on the island with draft beer. Great atmosphere being on a shrimp boat. The deep fried bacon wrapped pineapple and bananas were to die for!!! Calimari and fish and chips were also very good!!!

Thank Rlkonowi
Reviewed April 25, 2012

We really liked this place. Had the fried calamari and onion rings for an appetizer and they were great. Had the fried fish dinner and the calamari dinner as well. The only disappointment was the cole slaw which pretty bad, and the second round of...More

Thank PanamaDon
Reviewed April 24, 2012

Fish was great. Also coconut rice and veggies. We ate on the boat restaurant all 3 nights we were in Bocas. The waitress knew our drink orders by the second night and our names by the third.

Thank Tassabee
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$12
American, Bar, International, Grill, Pub
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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