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Buena Vista

Calle 3ra | Calle Principal on the water, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 757-9035
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (37 reviews)
“brownie” (15 reviews)
“fish” (20 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 21:30 Hours
American, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Central American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Calle 3ra | Calle Principal on the water, Isla Colon, Panama
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Some friends and I had dinner here one night and it was a great experience! Nice restaurant, friendly staff and delicious food!! We had the jambalaya, the burger and a chicken Thai dish, and all were amazing. Big portions too!!! Be ready for big portions!...More

Thank Kentito_SD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely one of the best restaurant in Bocas del Toro , good service , all Frisch and delicious . The best Brownie ever ...

Thank Amara M
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Always open and always friendly, this is typical of many "hole in the wall" restaurants along the docks, but their food definitely rises above most of the others!!

Thank Kerry A
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Looks like a expensive and fancy restaurant but it’s not. Is a lovely place with very good food, good service, good bay view and cool drinks, everything for a very reasonable price. Try the Lili Chicken, it’s a simple but delicious dish with cucumber sauce....More

Thank mugriento
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We enjoyed this place - ate here twice. It's a sure bet for good food, drinks, and great view. Good local vibe - great first stop for lunch when arriving in Bocas Town.

Thank Lyndsey T
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

This restaurant looks really nice with a cousy atmosphere and great view. In potention they could be better but the food was so simple and without passion that is was really sad. The crew is friendly but they are not able the answer most of...More

Thank Sanderriem
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

We walked in no one says hii we get a menucard trown in front of us still without no words . Its the menu but we wanted something to drink. I stand up to get myself the card with drinks on they dont even look....More

Thank alexanderdQ7384HY
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Nice atmosphere but the food wasn't very good. We all had large portions, but not one of us cleaned our plate. The bill was $20+ a head. I suggest that you skip this one..

Thank benfromutah
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Prompt service. Nice atmosphere Well cooked food. Eggs were epic “sunny side up” Portion sizes a little smaller for the charge of 8.50 dollars

Thank Not_35_yet
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Great for drinks, meals. Clean. Friendly. A good stop while roaming Bocas Town. Say yes to ceviche. Sit at the bar , enjoy the breeze and the view of the water.

Thank Elythiel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, 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 3ra | Calle Principal on the water, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon
  • Phone Number: +507 757-9035
  • E-mail
The Buena Vista Bar & Grill has been a staple in Bocas for over nineteen 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 as well as main courses of seafood, steaks, international and vegetarian fare, and house specialties. 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!
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