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Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Pub, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Calle 1a, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 757-9771
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07:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

After checking out several other restaurants we decided to have dinner at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant and we were so happy we did. The chef said they had pargo (red snapper) on the menu which was a favorite of one in our party. The waitress kindly advised us that this choice was more expensive ( which many restaurants forget... More 

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Thank Sue B
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sue B, Thanks for your thoughtful review. We're pleased you enjoyed the fresh fish and other well prepared dishes. Thanks also for mentioning the waitress took time to share pricing information. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! More 

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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I can here for happy hour (and am staying in another hotel on this street). I had the strongest margarita I've ever gotten for $3.50, and all their other cocktails were half off too. 2:30-7pm the day I came. Perfect for an after beach or before dinner stop.

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1 Thank krudzitis
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

We're pleased to welcome everyone to the restaurant and bar, whether staying at our hotel or another. Our Happy Hour can't be beat! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Fresno, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Amazing hand crafted drinks Fresh local ingredients Super nice people. Laid back Panama One of my favorite places

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1 Thank Heritage11
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Heritage11, We're so glad the bar and restaurant is one of your favorite places! Thanks for mentioning our fresh ingredients, great staff and specialty drinks. Hope to see you soon! More 

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180 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We went there for dinner based on recommendations from a knowledgeable local and were not disappointed. - Venue: typical Bocas venue by the sea, with simple decor, nothing exceptional but still welcoming. - Food: we had a burger and a whole grilled red snapper. Both were very good but the fish was a true winner. Perfectly cooked in a salt... More 

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2 Thank Hélène D
Wold, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Hélène D, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our Restaurant & Bar. We are pleased you enjoyed both our caribbean seafood, fresh red snapper, and our Bocas Burger on Johnny cake. Our simple decor is in the process of being livened up with beautiful wall hangings coming soon! We are happy to know our... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here. The Whole Fish was quite good and fresh. The Filet of the Fish of the day was definitely not fresh, it came out of the fridge I guess. Best thing was the ice cold beer that night.

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Thank runffm
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Runffm, Thanks for mentioning that you enjoyed the whole fish and the cold beer. More 

Panama City, Panama
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Amazing food, variety with an excellent cuisine. Food was delicious and my piña colada just perfect.

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1 Thank Dania N
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Dania N, Thanks for the glowing review! We're so glad you enjoyed our food and cocktails. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

We found ourselves on Bocas del Toros island during a tropical storm and took refuge at this hotel for cocktails!! Great ocean view, cheap cocktails and a lovely waiter who is always smiling!! We spent an afternoon here drinking and enjoying the sea views and spent a vast sum of only 10 dollars let person for 3 hours worth of... More 

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1 Thank JenGNotts
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear JenGNotts, Thanks for your comments. That's a great way to turn a rainy day into a special afternoon! We're so glad you found us, and had such a lovely afternoon. Hope to see you again. More 

Culver City, California
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363 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

The restaurant at this hotel was recommended by a couple of Argentine guys I met on a day-trip to some of the neighboring islands. They recommended the great deals on lobster here. However, I found the lobster to be mediocre compared to lobster I've had in Cuba. For $20 to $30 perhaps I shouldn't complain. But ...... on the plus... More 

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Thank GareThere
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear GareThere, Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We're pleased you like the waitstaff, view and cocktails! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Hej folks! We went here for the first time expecting a lot. But then... All our expectations were exceeded by far. The Hotel bocas del toro / the bar wouldn't be that cosy and breathtaking without its bar tender RUDI IGLESIAS!!!! Go there. ITS A MUST. Meet him and be introduced to everybody around. It's a gorgeous spot. Their traditional... More 

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1 Thank Kjell J
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your time at the bar, and were entertained by our fun loving bartender! More 

Durham, Connecticut
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Great intro to the chill life in Bocas having just gotten off the plane. Had a great breakfast with fresh juice while waiting for our water taxi. Reliable and with good wifi And clean bathroom!

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1 Thank burnettgn
Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your breakfast experience. We're pleased you enjoyed the fresh juice, wifi and our cleanliness. Hope to see you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Pub, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 1a, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
  • Phone Number: +507 757-9771
Description
Best Wifi in Bocas Town! Conde Nast Traveler's 2014 Gold List Cuisines & Bars, IP APP, honored Hotel Bocas del Toro as one of the Gold Lists Cuisines & Bars recognizing Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant & Bar as a trendy venue in the Caribbean among the best in the world. Hotel Bocas del Toro also received TripAdvisor's 2014 "Certificate of Excellence". Including Conde Naste Traveler ¨Caribbeans Secret Islands, The Bliss of Bocas¨ 2013 featured article. From every vantage point, the ocean & island views inspire us to respond to the elements & the cuisine we prepare. Bocas del Toro's only wood, caribbean, oceanfront boutique hotel, restaurant & bar. We invite you to join us and experience the best of Bocas del Toro.

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