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El Pirata

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Calle 3 | @ the intersection of Calle 3 & Calle 1, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 757-9088
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67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Pro's: Great location on the waters edge. Loved watching the Frigate birds circling around on the open waters of the Caribbean Sea. Long list of food & drinks. They accept credit cards and have free wifi. Con's: Some of the staff seemed to be in the very relaxed Caribbean mode. The free wifi doesn't work.

Thank OzTrottingGlobe
Mijdrecht, The Netherlands
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Order their specialty; the whole fish. The service was incredible, given the fact that this big place was full all evening. They run around as mad and make sure you leave happy. We did!

Thank arnoldkoek
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was not friendly and the food was small portions and bland. I would not eat here again. Water is not filtered.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Playa Coronado, Panama
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate the Shrimp in a coco and curry sauce $12.50. So good! Try their caipirna or home made lemonade.

Thank LindaB1947
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time at this recommended restaurant and all 10 members of our party were happy with our food. The seafood tasted fresh, the fresh fruit smoothies were good too and they readily accommodated our large party on the deck with a nice view of the water and twinkly lights.

Thank calioc
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132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Also known as the food truck, this is a very very nice place for a good meal. First impression is basic but the meals are surprisingly nice, the service is great. Great ambiance, the owner does his utmost to make everybody happy. Warmly recommended.

Thank R P
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Had amazing seafood platter coco style, was really tasty and the service was exceptional. Lovely to sit out over the water, the only thing lacking a little was the atmosphere as they had the tv on and at least from where we were sitting no music.

Thank CharlieFarley1985
St. Marys, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Great service, food, and drinks. It is a great location. I recommend it to all visiting Boca Town. Sea food was excellent.

Thank jstein1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This was our first stop after arriving in Bocas Town. We were taking a water taxi to our final destination and had a beer and a bite to eat before heading out. Balboa beer was good and cold! Service was a little slow, but it was a holiday so that probably accounted for it. Bacon sandwich was OK. If we'd... More 

Thank MP_PhD1203
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The location was great. We had a table right on the water. The food was OK my boyfriend had alfredo that was really bland but my chicken was good.

Thank ann_carlin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 3 | @ the intersection of Calle 3 & Calle 1, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
  • Phone Number: +507 757-9088

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