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La Casbah

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Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro, Panama, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6477-4227
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

I visited La Casbah with my parents and grandparents during our weekend visit to the area. Everything from appetizers to dessert was near culinary perfection. We all melted for the tuna carpaccio, and I've never had better coconut rice (not to mention the perfectly cooked fish). When the cheesecake came for dessert, we all though we'd died and gone to... More 

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Kearny, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

Excellent place for breakfast/lunch. Menu, although simple is exquisite. Two girls attending the restaurant are excellent hostess

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Stockholm, Sweden
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

Great local food in a simple arrangement. We were lucky to get seats on the street and made us stay there longer due to the amount of people that wanted to eat.

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Waterford, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

I've been to Isla Colon on Bocas del Toro now 4 times and this was my first time getting to eat at La Casbah. My parents who live on the island eat there all the time, so I relished finally being able to go myself. I have to say it was one of the most delicious meals I've ever eaten.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

Chris, the owner comes to your table and makes suggestions as to what the meals are, recommends different ways to cook them and customizes your meal just for you. Since he also does the daily shopping of his food, the guests receive meals that are fresh and of highest quality.

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GLENWOOD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

This is right up there with the best food here. Always tasty. We love it, you can't miss eating here. I usually eat outside but it's right on the street and some might not like the proximity to the traffic. You can eat inside as well.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

A small restaurant on Isla Colon, Panama. The food was good and worth a try. Do remember that you are on an island and everything has to be brought by boat. The service was irritatingly slow.

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Picton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

First night in Bocas Town - asked some locals for a recommendation and they suggested La Casbah. A simple menu but very well done. A nice balance of flavours and some imagination thrown in as well. Staff is very attentive. You wouldn't go wrong coming here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

Location - is a little removed from the main street but walkable. Just head north. the restaurant was reccomended by two expats we met who lived in bocas for 7 years.Cant go wrong there so we decided to try it and we were glad we did. Food - Excellent choice, we had the beef with the mushroom and it was... More 

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Edmonton, AB, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

Food here also excellent, just off downtown so quieter, Host was exceptional. Fairly large specialty menu, simple seating.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro, Panama, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon
  • Phone Number: +507 6477-4227

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