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El Elpalme, Changuinola 0103, Panama
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Cahuita, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of those places you're not too sure of, until you step inside and just r-e-l-a-x!!! Superb location to sit and have a drink and watch the world go by at any time of day. And the food is absolutely delicious (not to mention the portions, which are 'lumberjack' size so be prepared. Very attentive but not overbearing... More 

Thank Bill S
Billings, Montana
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017

While living in Changuinola Ebony quickly became my favorite restaurant. The food is amazing and everything is super fresh. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. The fish and the chicken are two of my favorites. The staff is amazing and they always went out of their way to help me and make my day better. The restaurant... More 

Thank lizzystears
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156 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Ebony serves up local cuisine for locals and tourists alike. Portions are gigantic so it may be worth splitting a meal. I had the sea snail and their fish special. It was cooked just like it would be in a small community. Unfortunately this means that it will be slightly over-cooked. They have specials until 5pm with smaller portions so... More 

Thank Kristin F
Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Oh my god. Eat the chicken. Eat it. It's incredible. It will change your life. Do everything you can to come here and EAT. THE. CHICKEN.

Thank samuelborgen
Oil City, Pennsylvania
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134 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2015

My husband and I went to Ebony on the recommendation of the hotel clerk. They serve all Panamanian dishes, which we did not have a problem with since we had already been in Panama three weeks. My husband ordered a pork dish, which was served with red beans and rice and macaroni salad, which he said was good. I ordered... More 

1 Thank ZZMorgan
Ohio, Illinois
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312 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2014

I dont recommend this restaurant. Quality of the food is not good and there is turtle on the menu which is illegal.

2 Thank Alvaro137
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

A very good caribean dishes with the right tropical condiments, the muscial environment will be best if they mix their Hendrixs records with latino music. The local is good for friends meets and couples.

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

The restraunt has a good vibe, but the food isn't that great and expensive for what it is in panama $30 for two meals and four beers

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Very laid back atmosphere, in an open setting, right off the main road in Changuinola, a stone throw away from the SemiRamis Hotel. The decor is of Jamaican flavour, with influences of Bob Marley. I ate there on 2 occasions -the first night I had the fried fish, and sadly it was fried to bits, too dry. However, the other... More 

Thank Anna W
Santa Clarita, CA
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39 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2012

Rasta Felix, the owner makes you feel quite welcome at Ebony. My octopus dinner was flat-out awesome. When we are in Cahuita, Costa Rica for the summer months, we do go to Changuinola to shop. And whenever we are there we just have to checkout Rasta Felix for delicious food and some very refreshing tropical drinks. Love this place.

Thank SantaClarita_CAJakey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: El Elpalme, Changuinola 0103, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Changuinola

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