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“Amazing Jungle retreat just off the main road in Paunch.”

Surf Break at Paunch Restaurant
Ranked #28 of 118 Restaurants in Isla Colon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$8
Description: We are a small restaurant open for breakfast, brunch and lunch; days and hours change regularly by season. Our taco menu changes often, based on ingredients available in town and weekly specials...always tacos, just tacos. We like tacos. There is just something about getting all the yummy flavors in a single bite. That, coupled with the very different backgrounds we come from (Alli is from Puerto Rico and David is from Texas), has provided us with an interesting mix of food and flavors that we like to cook with. We want to share our favorites with you...in a taco, always delicious! We are located up a small hill right near one of Bocas' best surf the breaks with a beautiful view of the jungle canopy and the sounds of the nearby ocean and breaks just right down our hill. Perfect to stop for bit after surfing or one the way out to or back from Bluff.
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Description: We are a small restaurant open for breakfast, brunch and lunch; days and hours change regularly by season. Our taco menu changes often, based on ingredients available in town and weekly specials...always tacos, just tacos. We like tacos. There is just something about getting all the yummy flavors in a single bite. That, coupled with the very different backgrounds we come from (Alli is from Puerto Rico and David is from Texas), has provided us with an interesting mix of food and flavors that we like to cook with. We want to share our favorites with you...in a taco, always delicious! We are located up a small hill right near one of Bocas' best surf the breaks with a beautiful view of the jungle canopy and the sounds of the nearby ocean and breaks just right down our hill. Perfect to stop for bit after surfing or one the way out to or back from Bluff.
Reviewed November 27, 2016

We met the owners (Dave and Allie) about 1 year ago and really like these two. We knew that they would do well here but after seeing there place a couple of weeks ago, they have exceeded all expectations. There little slice of Paradise is a must see as they have both established a unique jungle getaway with a HUGE deck overlooking some of Bocas's finest natural beauty (and within view of the Caribbean waters). We just love this place along with it's laid back vibe and the most friendly of host. I am still amazed at the cool breeze rolling up to the deck from the emerald waters near the entrance. If we were to visit this Island while on vacation we would both definitely dine here frequently and stay in their beautiful Island "Tree House" (Cabana / B&B). We had a great time while visiting, loved the $5 menu, the blue cheese coleslaw was off the hook and the Beer Bloody Mary was surprisingly excellent. You two did great and should be very proud of your accomplishments here. We will be seeing you two soon as we can't wait to try out more of those tasty menu items.

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Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick bite and were happy to find delicious food, welcoming service and an amazing atmosphere surrounded by trees. Will definitely try to get back to Bocas for a stay at this spot.

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Reviewed November 20, 2016

I've stopped for breakfast tacos, once for lunch tacos, and Saturday again for the Bloody Mary bar!! The tacos are a blend of Puerto Rico and Southern US (like the couple who owns it) and they're rad! Creative, yummy, fun... And can I say Bloody Mary bar??!!? You get a glass of ice and vodka, and then you put in the add-ins you want. LOVE IT!

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SBatPaunch, Owner at Surf Break at Paunch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2016

Thanks so much for sharing that you've enjoyed your time and the food at our place. You are welcome back any time!!

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Reviewed November 12, 2016

This is just a short walk from the Surf but really a different work. This little hilltop heaven has all the shade of the jungle yet the breeze off the beach and Great food and Drink.

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SBatPaunch, Owner at Surf Break at Paunch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2016

Thanks so much for coming by - we are so happy you enjoyed it!

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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile
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