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Buena Vista

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Calle Segunda, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 757-9035
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07:30 - 21:30
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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72 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had lunch here and the food was very average, my dish was below average (fish tacos). My husband had a burger that was very bland. The service was good and the location is nice but we wouldn't return for the food.

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Thank Blaxton
Billings, Montana
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great open air restaurant with delicious food and great drinks. We spent many hours here over our trip. They also have free wifi

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Thank lizzystears
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vegetarian enchilladas was amazing. The staff were so nice, asked several times if we were happy with the food. They were quick serving our food, even though 20 people just arrived before us and had their food first. Best food experience so far in Panama!

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Thank Daniel I
Columbia, Missouri
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate and drank here often. Prices are fair & nachos are the best I've ever ate anywhere in the world. It's very relaxing, right over the water so a great view, good choice daytime or nightitme.

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Thank Sheryl S
Connecticut
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled across this on a Sunday early afternoon. The service, water views and food were quite good.

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Thank Sharon P
Bonn, Germany
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice place, very clean, good service, awesome food. Good selection of breakfast-food, though very American oriented

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Thank Ralucabrb
Doha
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the food at this restaurant. The atmosphere was lovely . As we sat near the water we could watch the small fishes swimming around. We had the lunch menu a type of fish and it was very good.

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Thank Do K
Alto Boquete, Panama
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the burgers are great and very filling yumy! We had a large party of 7 and everyone enjoyed their meal. The rasberry Lemonaid was very nice on a hot day and the view was incredible

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Thank sshirritt
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved Buena Vista. We went multiple times while in Bocas. It has good food, friendly service, and (as the name indicates) great views. It was a nice place to hang out in the afternoons for a drink and a bite.

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Thank dkm2001
Bath, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

One of the many restaurants along the shoreline in Bocas town. This one stood out though, for the quality and taste of the food served and the excellent staff. Their vanilla icecream milkshake is not to be missed.

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Thank Mark_Bath_UK

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Central American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 21:30
Monday
07:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:30
Thursday
07:30 - 21:30
Friday
07:30 - 21:30
Saturday
07:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Segunda, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon
  • Phone Number: +507 757-9035
Description
The Buena Vista Bar & Grill has been a staple in Bocas for over seventeen 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. An additional dinner menu including seafood, steaks, international and vegetarian fare, and house specialties is available after 5:00pm (and often earlier, just ask!). 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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