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The Firefly Restaurant & Bar

Old Bank | Oceanside, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
+507 6524-4809
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gnocchi” (16 reviews)
“tapas” (10 reviews)
“green curry” (8 reviews)
All hours
Caribbean, Asian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Old Bank | Oceanside, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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1 - 10 of 163 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Watched one of the best sunsets of our life here. Food is excellent. Stayed for several nights at the hotel. There are other restaurants on the island but we found no reason to go to them.

Thank costellokr
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

When we arrived at the restaurant we were told that they did not know if they had enough food because it was really busy! but we sticked around and got to choose a lot of nice dishes! However I did not know that it was...More

Thank Pricilla O
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We loved the drinks, jackfruit juice and the lime ginger soda are worth a try:) the staff is super friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed! Though, I wouldn't go there with an empty stomach as the portions really small. Other than that I highly recommend...More

Thank Annika M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I've been going to Bocas Del Toro for years and kept missing opportunities to eat at Firefly. This time we made it a priority and it was definitely worth the wait. It's a bit of an adventure getting there but the teal signs and the...More

Thank NewRibena
Reviewed 9 August 2017

If you want a little adventure, take her to dinner at The Firefly on Bastimientos. You have to take a boat and walk a little, but it’s worth it. Romantic, and the food is to die for. Favorite order: Crispy beer battered “popcorn fish” spicy...More

Thank georgeous l
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed The Firefly restaurant and ended up dining here twice during our stay. The staff are very knowledgeable regarding the menu and were able to guide us on our plate choices. We highly recommend the ahi tuna which was exquisite and the Thai...More

Thank Julia O
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Had an amazing stay at the Firefly. Not only is the b&b and property unreal, the food, restaurant and bar is as well. Would highly recommend it for dinner if you're staying in Bocas del Toro or on Bastimentos. The ambiance, food, staff and mood...More

1  Thank Jim L
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We ate here twice while in Bocas. By far the best food in the area and very reasonable. Fresh red snapper and the shrimp gnocchi were my favorites. The house rum punch was yummy.

Thank Dixie M
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The Firefly has a great selection of tapas (small dishes) to sample and share. I recommend the pulled pork, ahi tuna, red or yellow curry, and more.

Thank kmc622
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

The vibe, amazing sunsets, the ocean sound, the place, the sweet feelling eating right at the sea side with the breeze keeping you cool and fresh, the food is so original and sweet, the cocktails are so good that i get adicted to one named...More

Thank juicyfrut
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8 April 2016|
Response from TheFireflyBocas | Property representative |
No. You don't need a reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Bank | Oceanside, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Bastimentos
  • Phone Number: +507 6524-4809
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The Firefly serves Thai/Caribbean food in an open air, outdoor setting directly on the Caribbean Ocean. We source locally and organically whenever possible and believe in using ingredients readily available to make up our menu. Because of this philosophy, our menu items may change daily. Contact us for special Occasion or private dining! We can create an amazing atmosphere! Contact at least 24 hours in advance if you wish to do a tasting menu, starting at 5 courses. Full bar, Cash only and reservations required. CLOSED TUES/WED
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