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The Reef

Calle 3A | Bocas Del Toro, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 757-9336
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
1 Jan 2017
“Terrible service, terrible food”
3 May 2016
“Breakfast is a deal”
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Caribbean
££ - £££
Calle 3A | Bocas Del Toro, Isla Colon, Panama
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I would never return to this place. It took forever to get noticed in the restaurant and an hour to get our food. They brought the wrong meal to several of us, and the meals were delivered at different times so that some people in...More

Thank Annie M
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We went here for a breakfast on our first morning at Bocas. Waiter didn't speak English, but menu was in English, so by pointing we ordered our breakfast and received what was ordered. Simple breakfast with omelet and one stripe of bacon, orange juice and...More

2  Thank mWrite
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Sat at a table overlooking the water. I ordered what I thought would be a plain burger but what I got was a huge burger with no scrimping on the bacon, topped with cheese lettuce and tomatoe. As well it came with a small side...More

Thank Bjblue2
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Excellent food and excellent service. The owner is fantastic and is always smiling and happy to see his customers and always greets everyone! The waterfront view is great to top it all off ! ENJOY!

Thank William H
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

We ordered the seafood mixed grill, at the time we ordered we were told it was for 3 people but when it came out nearly was for one. Bad taste! Worst service ever. Will never go back.

2  Thank Juan Carlos C
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Fish fillet was delicious! Served with rice and salad... big size portions and a good value for the money!

Thank SandyP233
Reviewed 24 May 2015

We had high hopes for this restaurant as the view is nice and the restaurant well located . This was sadly not to be the case. The shrimp were terrible, the calamari like shoe leather. With all the good choices to eat in Bocas Town...More

1  Thank Winslow11111
Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

We ordered the seafood mixed grill. The fish was okay, but the shrimp, lobster and calamari were ridiculously rubbery and there was sand in the mussels. Ordered the bruschetta and it came out on wonderbread. Service was outrageously bad. We waited for so long for...More

1  Thank Ascotton13
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Beautiful location with water-side dining, but food only so-so. First clue was that few people were eating there. We ate there anyway, and were disappointed. Too many French fries, rather tough chicken.

Thank MarieESL
Reviewed 22 January 2015

The restaurant atmosphere is very good, has a great view to the ocean as it is landing on the actual reef, starfish can be seen from the entrance and the sides of the restaurant.. Food is very good and value per portion if great..

Thank David A
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 3A | Bocas Del Toro, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon
  • Phone Number: +507 757-9336
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