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3rd Street | Pueblo de Bocas, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6405-6952
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17:30 - 23:00
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Boquete, Panama
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day at the beach we decided on entertainment right outside our door. Bamboo has a great setting. Tiki torches, canopies in a garden setting with a huge screen showing surf videos. We attended the fire dancer show for free. Not too bad.

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Thank kathybedazzled
Syracuse, New York
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't eat, but what was going by on other peoples plates looked ok. I stopped in because I saw a band was coming on. It was a great local reggae variety band. The setup is big and cool with band in middle, tables around and giant projection tv area in back showing surf movies. Lots of space. National beer... More 

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Thank cuse_dirt
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great looks, sweet waitress, only one of them I think. Los Arsonistas did a performance, and it was amazing! The best thing about Bocas Bambu I think. The liqueur was strong for once though. The food was so-so. Only the chili con carne was a blast!

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Thank Kim V
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Made 9:30 pm reservations for new year's eve and arrived early to find out the only side dish to the fixed menu they had left was fries. We complained after waiting 60 min for our meal and we're given more "complimentary " fries for the delay. The food was mediocre, they were terribly under staffed, the advertised live band and... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

If you decide to eat here, do yourself a favor and do not order a pizza. No fresh ingredients are used and overal it tasted like a microwave pizza from the supermarket.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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186 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Ordered a ham and pineapple pizza. It came with the smallest pieces of ham and pineapple I have ever seen. I was expecting a better show of pineapple from the place where it grows. The happy hour is 2 for 1 (person). Don't try to buy 2 of the same drinks for 2 people. It won't work.

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Thank Bonnie S
Hervey Bay, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We had our first meal in a funky outdoor restaurant called Bocas Bambu. They served us a pizza and cerviche a traditional fish dish. My husband asked for chilli oil for his pizza. The waiter bought him a bowl of chilli con carne and bread. When we explained no it was chilli for his pizza? He took the chilli con... More 

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Thank GregandRenea
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

It looks realy nice and the atmosphere is good. The tables are placed in little tents around a small round stage. Sadly the atmosphere is the only good thing here. We ordered a cocktail, one strawberry shake and a brownie. The first problem was that everything took very long. 15 minutes before we placed our order and 25 more minutes... More 

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Big Bear City, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Fish with garlic first visit was pretty good. The second time there the fish was so over cooked it was hard to eat. Husband had pizza second visit and it was nothing special. Hate that this restaurant charges 10% service charge on top of 7% tax. Servers are cheated of tips. The owner of this restaurant also owns a few... More 

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Costa Rica
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

They have different shows every night and happy hour every day. They usually have different food promos per night. I personally recommend to try the fish with the Caribbean sauce and coconut rice, simply delicious.

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Thank Rach S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
Caribbean, Bar, Pizza, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 23:00
Monday
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3rd Street | Pueblo de Bocas, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province
  • Phone Number: +507 6405-6952
Description
Caribbean international fusion cuisine restaurant. There are a variety of pizzas and seafood. We also have homemade burgers, chili con carne, Mexican dishes and delicious desserts. Among the various inputs we offer you can found ceviche and fried calamari. We have an extensive cocktail menu to taste, while enjoying some of the shows we offer daily. There is wide outdoor space with big screen to watch surf videos and listen to good music reggae/bossa/chill out.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?