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Carenero Trail, Carenero Island 12345, Panama
+507 6774-4973
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Stockholm, Sweden
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97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel right next to Ositos and were really bothered with the loud base and music coming from their professional music equipment day and night. Our wonderful host went to talk to them the day after a Saturday party upon our request and their explanation was that they have had four (!) backpackers visiting. The reason why... More 

Thank LaValiente777
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

We saw the volleyball court from a water taxi and had to stop by. We're glad we did! In addition to some great games of volleyball, we also discovered pita chip nachos. How brilliant - the chips don't get soggy! The owner was super-friendly and fun too!

Thank Michael W
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014 via mobile

2 friends and i walked there last night and were invited to join the owner, chef who is so good hes been hired to work at a 5 star resort.in spain, 2 women who were camping there and a couple others for christmas dinner. He reluctantly accepted payment and gave us his last beers, the coldest in bocas. The food... More 

Thank s1e1
Santa Marta
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

Brian is an excellent host, he opened his bar and put on an amazing BBQ for all the Ausies so we could watch the AFL Grand Final. Thanks heaps Brian for making it happen!

2 Thank Traveldang
Nha Trang, Vietnam
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

I watched the Australian Football Finals at Ositos and enjoyed the barbecue that Brian cooked for all the fans immensely. He is a very friendly and accommodating host who, despite being Canadian, got into the spirit of the occasion and even picked up a little cash by betting on the winning team. If you like good barbecue, I wholeheartedly recommend... More 

2 Thank AdventurousLawyer
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

Discovered this place on a short walk from the Aqua Lounge Hostel. We were on the hunt for food and Osito's delivered with some tasty burritos. After much talk about Brian's amazing nachos we were compelled to return the following day and I have to say, they lived up to our heightened expectations. Brian was screening the World Cup so... More 

2 Thank OlChunkyP
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

The owner was fantastic, and was very hospitable to me and my rowdy German friends. Fast service, and EXCELLENT ceviche!

Thank ella b
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

We watched Ajax here in the morning. Brian specially looked for the match for us! The food was great and theres a really relaxed vibe, if you need to watch any match: go here, he'll put it on!

Thank Menno E
Hamburg, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

We spend 2 really nice days in Brians "Ositos Grill". Perfect place to relax and for great bbqs. Beer is cold, the chicken and meat is great and you could listen to Music or watch Football. Thanx for everything, Brian :-) Best regards, Consti&Jan

Thank kurt s
Halifax Region, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

Seriously. I'm craving them right now. On top of that its has a good atmosphere, good group of people, and a great location.

Thank Chillingseaside

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Caribbean, Mexican, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carenero Trail, Carenero Island 12345, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Carenero Island
  • Phone Number: +507 6774-4973
Right along a small beach with a beach volleyball court on site. The view couldn't be nicer and the water is almost always clear and great to swim in.

The food is fantastic -grilled beef and ribs, mexican and argentinean style. There is a big screen TV for live sports. A great place to spend an afternoon.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?