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Bibi's on the beach

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$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Isla Carenero | Surfside Restaurant and Bar @ Buccaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
+507 757-9137
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Huntington Beach, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had dinner here with a group of friends and we had a blast. The food was super fresh and it was pretty cool taking a boat to the restaurant. There were rays swimming around the lights so we tossed a fish head in the water and suddenly more rays appeared. There were quite a few couples dining as well... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for drinks and appetizers and left totally disappointed. The bar was not that busy but there were dirty plates and glasses littering the tables and surrounding the empty lounge chairs. We waiting for 30 minutes for a waiter/waitress and finally decided to go the bar to order our own and were told to go sit at our... More 

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Koblenz, Germany
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went twice! Seafood is very good, the pound of Prawns is excellent. Cocktail happy hour is worth it. In the evening you can spot some sting rays from the deck and have a nice view on the surfspot and carenero beach. Only the Choice of non seafood platters is a little Poor. If you go: do seafood and a Pina... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent food, the best terrace over the water, and good prices. What else you will need? Go there for a brunch and spend the entire day.

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Edmonton, Canada
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After spending a day of surfing and relaxing at the beach, we made our way over to BiBi's for happy hour and dinner. BiBi's has a wide variety of delicious cocktail's offered for approximately $3 during happy hour. All the drinks were delicious and satisfying. Our dinner definitely exceeded our expectations- the fish and chips were the best I have... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is totally overrated. Besides the nice atmosphere on the terrace, there is nothing recommendable. The service is horrible. I had to get the menu by myself, although four waitresses have been in the restaurant. The restaurant was not crowded - just two other couples have been there. The waitress, which gave us the chance to order something, was... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited her twice while in Bocas. Great selection and food, but the best part is the spectacular view!

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Treasure Island, Florida
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374 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a boat taxi for $1.00 from Bocas, 2 minute boat drive with great sites. Had some cold drinks ($2.00 per beer) while enjoying the view of the clear blue water. The staff was very good and we didn't have to wait for anything. Enjoyed the palm trees and the water view, it was as if we were on a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Bocas for 3 nights and twice we ended up in this restaurant. The service is casual and the price is competitive. Food was excellent with a fantastic terrace view. Highly recommended the fish of the day, we had a whole fish for 2 at 25 dollars. They also do take out, generous portions!

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here in March of 2017. Ceviche was great and restaurant is on the water. Nice cocktails as well. Lovely part of the island to spend an afternoon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Isla Carenero | Surfside Restaurant and Bar @ Buccaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Carenero Island
  • Phone Number: +507 757-9137
Description
Restaurant used to be part of the Bucaneer Resort, Carenero Island

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?