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Cosmic Crab Cafe

Carenero Island, Panama
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (19 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (15 reviews)
“hummus” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Carenero Island, Panama
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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

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
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Met the owner on the street in Bocas, small island!! Taxi'd to her restaurant and Jo took great care of us and it was fun to get to know her story. The locals are wonderful people.Food was fabulous. Had a super fun night!!

1  Thank Tricia M
Reviewed 20 March 2017

You must have their coconut shrimp. It is outstanding. Prices are very fair. It is a way cool place, good drinks, good food, great service. Do not miss this place & it's famous to see sunsets from. Is is a $1 pp water taxi from...More

Thank Sheryl S
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The view is wonderful but the food is even better. That pompano with passion fruit butter is a must. All the seafood is fresh & local & the wait staff is friendly & speak English. We had to take a water taxi out of Bocas...More

Thank Scott J
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We stayed at the Crab and were able to dine there on Valentines as well as a couple other meals - all the food was so fantastic! It's very close to town and worth the water taxi ride over! Fresh food, friendly staff

Thank pniag
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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
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carenero Island, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Carenero Island
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