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Cosmic Crab Cafe

Carenero Island, Panama
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Carenero Island, Panama
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Make sure you try the passionfruit butter with your crab and order the cosmic colors drink, trust me!

Thank JMacey123
Reviewed 7 March 2018

In all fairness, we stayed at the resort for 5 days. We ate three dinners there and they were by far the best we had while in Bocas. Joan and Steve were delightful and they run a very nice operation there.We wanted for nothing and...More

Thank rachael h h
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Came here for a few drinks and to see a blues band that was playing. Amazing band, drinks and location

Thank windinyurhair
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Stephen & Joan have some of the best views in Bocas del Toro. Every night you get to view the sunset on there deck while eating and drinking. They have amazing seafood to choose from, especially the conchs and lionfish. Talk about a happy hour,...More

Thank MikeSaltyDiver
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Stayed at this resort for 4 days and ate most of our meals at the Cosmic Crab Cafe. Every meal was excellent, we had no reason to go elsewhere. Excellent ceviche.The fish in banana leaf was excellent - we tried it with 3 different fishes...More

Thank muzzzz2016
Reviewed 12 January 2018

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 15 January 2018

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 6 January 2018

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 15 January 2018

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 31 December 2017

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 15 January 2018

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
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Restaurant Details

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