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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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New York City, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Service in Panama is not fast however we encounter this friendly and lively restaurante/bar at the beach while waiting for kids at Escuela Del Mar (surf). Quick, good and friendly. They have a clean bathroom too though water is scarce.

Thank thealex1
Panama City, Panama
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Bibi's it's a must on your visit to Bocas. Lobster, ceviche, octopus, drinks ,cocktails, stuffed plantains are delicious. Eating over the sea will make you feel like a tycoon. The beach is crystal clear and very shallow, you may walk 50meters out and the water level will be at your knees.

Thank PerriBerto
Nykoping, Sweden
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was superb. We ate there 4 of 7 dinners. The staff was so friendly and nice. They had the best drinks and the best food ever. Especially their schrimps, marinated and grilled in garlic and oil. Sting rays swimming down below. God music. We took the boat out for 1.5 dollars and home to town for the same... More 

Thank 786elizabeth
Bidart, France
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You wanna spent good Time in bibi's ask Willy, this guy is a beast ! Cheers for the good Time #polloalaplancha #rhumcocaconhelado #willyandlucia #love

Thank L'école d
costa rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i love ceviche, and whenever i have the chance, travelling to different countries, i try the local ceviche ! one of the best ones i have tried so far !

Thank costaricacafe
Milan, Italy
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although service was a bit slow, the food is great and the location simply amazing. Prices are a bit above average for Panama

Thank paolo_verr
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was friendly and the Pina coladas were so good! Want to go back and try the food. Great location and I love that they give you bug spray when you sit down for those pesky bugs that love to bite you at dusk.

Thank Tashiegurl
Cape May, New Jersey
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're staying on Carenero this is a must go. Delicious food and drink in very pleasant surroundings. They offer an organic bug spray if the little critters are out and if you like it hot don't miss their tasty habanero tasting sauce.

Thank Edward D
Hervey Bay, Australia
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food and very good cocktails at a great location! Go for the day and stay at one of the beaches around Bibi's. Then lunch at Bibi's, more beach and just stay for drinks and dinner.

1 Thank Marjolein6
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great view of the surf at Black Rock. Awesome seafood and customer service in over the top! It's chill so relax and everything will be cool! Right in the Beach and no shoes no shirt great times! Also own surf school just down the beach😎

Thank Todd L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, 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
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?