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Buena Vista

Calle Segunda, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 757-9035
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish tacos” (12 reviews)
“brownie” (10 reviews)
“burger” (28 reviews)
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American, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Central American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Segunda, Isla Colon, Panama
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very friendly owner. Incredible ocean view. The food we ordered overall and the burger i ordered were great. The nachos were delicious.

Thank isaac d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our second night we came for dinner the food was unbelievable because we are vegetarians...their menu was able to accommodate, and it was awesome. Our last full day, we decided to take breakfast what a pleasant surprise...it too was great.

Thank 990sheliam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group had limited time before catching our flight, so we had someone from our lodge call the order in ahead of time. With 14 people they got everything perfect, and served us within a few minutes of our arrival. Good burgers, wraps, fries, etc.

Thank OutandAbouttheWorld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place was fantastic for lunch by the water. Corvina was spectacular. A couple of the specialty of the house cocktails and the day was off to a great start

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The new building is an excellent place to eat. Very open and breezy, and the food is excellent. Also has beer on tap from Bocas Brewery, a big plus for me. Highly recommended restaurant!

Thank tom j
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I really hope I had discovered this place sooner. Amazing food, great cocktails and a really nice view during the day. The restaurant is really new, plus while in the restaurant we found out it helps Panamanian 10 families since 1997. So good food +...More

Thank Cristina T
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We really enjoyed the fish taco, chicken enchiladas (big meal) and cucumber chicken a la vivi (mild, refreshing flavour). The service was friendly and the food was reasonable price. Nice view across the water and you could walk down the jetty as well. The banana...More

Thank Scarlett1700
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Came here with a friend for dinner. The restaurant is in a lovely location overlooking the water and has a really nice vibe to it. Upon arrival, the waiter and waitress made us feel extremely welcome. We shared the calamari to start which was a...More

Thank Elise902013
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great informal waterfront dining and atmosphere. We were there several times, mainly for breakfast and lunch, though the filet mignon in the evening was also excellent. Great fries.

Thank MikeLTheHague
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Visit to Bocas and met friends for breakfast. Good enough selection, everyone like their food and beverages and prices okay too! Absolutely beautiful site, very nice staff and a few trinkets to take home. Brownies were good-rare form of chocolate in this melty area of...More

Thank Melissa R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Segunda, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon
  • Phone Number: +507 757-9035
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The Buena Vista Bar & Grill has been a staple in Bocas for over seventeen years. It is located over the water in downtown Bocas (Isla Colón). It is open daily from 7:30am until 9:30pm for breakfast, drinks, starters, sandwiches, burgers, salads, and wraps. An additional dinner menu including seafood, steaks, international and vegetarian fare, and house specialties is available after 5:00pm (and often earlier, just ask!). Although originally opened in 1997, Kelly and Juan Pablo De Caro have owned the Buena Vista Bar and Grill since 2005. They recently moved to a NEW location with an even better view and atmosphere. They only employ Panamanians, many of whom have been with them for over eleven years. By eating and drinking at the Buena Vista, you are helping to directly support ten local families. Here at the BV, we do our best to give you the prompt service you deserve! Thanks for coming!