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El Pirata

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Calle 3 | @ the intersection of Calle 3 & Calle 1, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 757-9088
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Thornhill, Canada
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I do not take giving a bad review lightly and if you look up my history, I do not do it often, if at all. That being said, this was the worst service & meal I have experienced on a holiday! Waited well over an hour for our food, people seated after us were paying for their dinner before we... More 

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Thank Offthebeatenpath54
Columbia, Missouri
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is excellent but the mojitos are the best mojitos I've had anywhere in the world. The view is excellent and it is over the water so a lovely place daytime or nightime. Good prices too.

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Thank Sheryl S
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant right on the water for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Very reasonable prices. Don't be in a hurry anywhere in Panama. Remember the good old days when you could take as much time as you want to chitchat, well it's like that everywhere in this country.

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Thank Jackie H
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

Suggested to us hotel clerk. Fair dinner for the price. Pasta great. Fried fish good. Great view. Seemed to be busy enough

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Thank kathybedazzled
Calgary, Alberta
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant right on the water. Good service and great food! We enjoyed the chicken and pork chop meals. Drinks were nice too!

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Seattle,WA
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We enjoyed a decent lunch at El Pirata served by a very attentive wait staff which made it enjoyable.

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Thank ChrisFSeattle_WA
London, United Kingdom
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385 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 394 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My deep fried whole fish (16 dollars) was so over cooked that much of the flesh was rendered unbearable. The same went for 2 friends who ate the same thing

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

El Pirata has terrific pineapple and banana pancakes. You gotta try them. You'd better be hungry because portions are big.

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Thank savvywomentravel
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Today our first day in Bocas with a lot of expectations of the vacation ahead we decided or better said poorly choice a good looking venue to have breakfast. Definately dont judge the book by its cover! The waitress was extremely rude and uncomfortable about an unknown situation to us, resulting on taking the order wrong and after inquiring about... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Wonderful place by the sea! Of course the traditional seafood, but it was delicious. We were 6 people, each one ordered something different, and all was good. Mosquitos!

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Thank Lobelia R

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 3 | @ the intersection of Calle 3 & Calle 1, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
  • Phone Number: +507 757-9088

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