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Punta Lava Beach Bar and Grill - CLOSED

East end of Red Frog Beach, Isla Bastimentos 00000, Panama
+507 6747-6442
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good22%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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Restaurant Hours Closed
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Vegan Options
East end of Red Frog Beach, Isla Bastimentos 00000, Panama
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1 - 10 of 127 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first meal on the island which set the tone for our stay. Poor food, poor staff and poor prices. Cracked crockery too. Needs a decent chef who seasons food and staff training at the very least.

Thank Jiana D
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We visited red frog beach for a few hours and walked to the end where Punta Lava is located. They were accommodating to allow us to use their lounge chairs by the water after we stopped in for some drinks. We ended up have a...More

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This restaurant is right at the Red Frog Beach and belongs to the Red Frog Beach Resort. This is their breakfast place. Food is mostly good. Breakfast is with eggs or pancakes. Service is AMAZING! So friendly and accommodating. Wow! When I mentioned to the...More

Thank difelidi
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We have been staying here at Red Frog with family and the service here has been amazing - Aurelio and Marcos are fabulous, going way above and beyond in making sure you are happy and taken care of. The food is delicious, especially the brownie!...More

Thank srgelder
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Unfortunately the Beach Bar & Grill was closed for renovations during most of our stay but we did get to have our last breakfast here and it was amazing! Great food, good service (mostly self serve but the view is to die for). Didn't get...More

Thank relaxdtraveler
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

OMG.. think I've never been in a restaurant this slow, I mean, I've been in A LOT of places and never had such a bad service.. people here seems like they are not paying attention, or like they don't care, you name it, they just...More

Thank zerjzuw
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is located at the edge of the sea. The menu is good and people are friendly but it shows that they have little training. We were in low season and did not have any problem.

Thank SusanaJG
Reviewed 2 June 2017

My friends and I went here for our last night of vacation. We had dinner, went for a swim, and then came back for dessert/happy hour. I ordered the hamburger, which wasn't anything special, but my friend ordered the fish and it was delicious! Great...More

Thank shammock2713
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Great location, right on the beach with a jungle around it. The staff is very friendly, the food is average and a bit pricey considering but at least the portions are large. Too large in some cases. It's the location that makes it worth it.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We ordered an hamburger form the menu, it was awful... The meat was so overcooked that I bent my fork trying to cut it!!! Nothing was fresh and I am pretty sure that the meat had been previously cooked and they just re-heated it for...More

Thank acmpirex
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Restaurant Details

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Bar Scene, View, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East end of Red Frog Beach, Isla Bastimentos 00000, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Bastimentos
  • Phone Number: +507 6747-6442
Punta Lava is true beach bar and grill. Located on famous Red Frog Beach on Isla Bastimentos. We are a two level ocean view restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. We work with local fisherman who bring us fresh seafood daily. We also have growers who supply the restaurant with the freshest local vegetables, fruits and herbs that the local jungle and farms produce. Our menu is latin fusion-Caribbean style where we serve only the best meats, seafood and vegetarian entrees! Come and enjoy!
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