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Bibi's on the beach

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Isla Carenero | Surfside Restaurant and Bar @ Buccaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
+507 757-9137
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Hamburg, Germany
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96 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we had our X mas dinner here. Nice people and service an a perfect deck over the water. The food was a bit disappointing though. All 4 different dishes wear featuring the same sauce...making them look and taste similar...even though different style of fish.

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Thank Rolf S
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

food was amazing and the view is unreal. relaxing on the water and such great vibes. amazing drinks too!

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate enough to have BiBi's as the restaurant located at the resort we stayed for our NewYear's vacation! They offered a prix fix menu including appetizer, dinner, dessert and a cocktail or soft drink - all of which were fabulous! The cerviche was served with toasted plaintains, bruschetta with diced tomato and mild mozzarella cheese. We both chose... More 

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Thank Jeffnor1223
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bibi's on the beach is a great restaurant, right on the water. You can even see stingrays in the water safely from the restaurant at night time! Every person that I met that worked there was really nice. The dishes were well priced and I didn't feel like I was spending a ton of money on seafood. I got to... More 

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Athens, Greece
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I seriously do not understand all those good reviews. The only reason one might want to go to this restaurant is the lack of similar places on the island. This probably also explains the horrible service: When we arrived we literally had to beg someone to show us the menue - it seemed like no one is interested in actually... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ask a one of the boots to drop you at Bibi's! it is worth it! I had a ceviche there which was very good! The view is amazing as well so i would also go just for a drink!

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Thank Christine D
Budapest, Hungary
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We had the best seafood dishes of our life. Very soft, perfectly cooked. Sevice was extremely slow but in the end it was worth the wait.

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Thank Csaba H
Munich, Germany
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Great food, nice view, friendly personal, laid back. Good drinks. Possibility to sunbath and get into the water on the deck. Perfect.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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147 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The restaurant sits above the ocean. You can swim from the deck. There is a beach right next door. The food is really good. The fish soup was unbelievable. Happy hour is from 5 to 7. A boat from Boca town is $2 each way. Well worth the experience.

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Thank Jovan_10
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We had dinner at this restaurant when our own was closed for the thanksgiving holiday. Very good cocktails (piña colada, margarita) and delicious food. I had octopus stew - really good. Service was good and prices quite reasonable for the area.

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Thank Rob G

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Isla Carenero | Surfside Restaurant and Bar @ Buccaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Carenero Island
  • Phone Number: +507 757-9137
Description
Restaurant used to be part of the Bucaneer Resort, Carenero Island

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