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Cosmic Crab Cafe

Carenero Island, Panama
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“coconut shrimp” (15 reviews)
“hummus” (10 reviews)
“lion fish” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Carenero Island, Panama
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Cosmic Crab and ate and drank here both days. The cocktails are lovely. We worked our way through loads of them! Especially good during Happy Hour. Food was lovely. Especially the fish. I had fish both nights and tried the pompano and...More

Thank lbro
JoanCrabtree, Owner at Cosmic Crab Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and the good food & drinks @ Cosmic Crab. We endeavour to make everyone's experience fun & positive. I will look into your critique of the burgers and appreciate it being...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the restaurant straight from a cloudburst at the airport hospitality great and the quality of the food very good the service form the owners children was excellent continually bringing plates of tasters so there was no confusion at the buffet all in...More

Thank richard a
JoanCrabtree, Owner at Cosmic Crab Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was a pleasure to meet you, and we are delighted that you chose Cosmic Crab for your NYE destination. I wish we had more time to "talk food" as I understand you are also a Chef in Europe, but of course the busy night...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here just to try a crab cake. It seemed nice to me, though I can't compare to the others, that was the only one I've tried. They also make really nice fresh juices. The only black spot I've found was service. There's actually no...More

Thank Yaroslav S
JoanCrabtree, Owner at Cosmic Crab Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming to the Cosmic Crab. We're happy you enjoyed the Crab cake & Juices. Usually our staff provides excellent, friendly service, and we receive great feedback. I am sorry that your experience was different. I will address your comments with our staff.

Reviewed 24 October 2017

we came to this place kayaking (isn't cool?) from Colon and we went straight to the bar and the owner was there, she was so kind to explain everything. We were in the right moment for the happy hour. Great price for a drink: you...More

Thank Francisco A
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We visited the Cosmic Crab around the 19th of August, 2017. This was our first visit and we were not disappointed. It is located on Carenero Island in the Bocas Del Toro Area. We dined over the water on a pier and it was very...More

Thank R0bertM48
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We came here with high expectations after reading previous reviews. We met the owner in Bocas town and she was lovely and we were committed to going over for lunch. We started with Ceviche and Conch fritters. The Ceviche had a lot going on. Diced...More

1  Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The food was very good. Great place to eat...I recommend. The gift shop was nice. We asked to see one of the rooms...It was very nice...I would consider staying there on another visit...

Thank Spencer P
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Hmmm....admittedly, we did not try the coconut shrimp everyone talks about. Instead, we had the "carribean crab" and the lionfish. I also admit that, as to the crab, we should have known better. we have been traveling in central america for over a year and...More

Thank Sunnyeaton76
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We had coconut shrimp and lobster on our visit here. The portions were great, it was fresh and really tasty. We stayed for the afternoon and enjoyed happy hour which runs all afternoon.

Thank ContinentalFoodie
Reviewed 30 April 2017

wonderful view, swimming and really great seafood. Lay in a lounge chair and sip one of the best margaritas in town (well, on the island) This restaurant is on Carenero. Just tell the taxi boat driver you want to go to the Cosmic Crab. He...More

Thank vtacademymom
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carenero Island, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Carenero Island
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