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Buena Vista

) #17 of 75 Restaurants in Isla Colon ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Caribbean, Latin,
Calle Segunda, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 757-9035
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (12 reviews)
“brownie” (10 reviews)
“burger” (29 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 21:30All hours
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Central American, American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Calle Segunda, Isla Colon, Panama
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Reviews (286)
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11 - 20 of 286 reviews

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great informal waterfront dining and atmosphere. We were there several times, mainly for breakfast and lunch, though the filet mignon in the evening was also excellent. Great fries.

Thank MikeLTheHague
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Visit to Bocas and met friends for breakfast. Good enough selection, everyone like their food and beverages and prices okay too! Absolutely beautiful site, very nice staff and a few trinkets to take home. Brownies were good-rare form of chocolate in this melty area of...More

Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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.

Thank Blaxton
Reviewed 23 March 2017

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

Thank lizzystears
Reviewed 21 March 2017 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!

Thank Daniel I
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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.

Thank Sheryl S
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Ralucabrb
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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.

Thank Do K
Reviewed 27 February 2017

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

Thank sshirritt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 17
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
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
Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
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
  • E-mail
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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