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Restaurante El PIRATA

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Bocas del Toro, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 757-9088
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Cartago, Costa Rica
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215 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We stop to eat when we saw a lady eating a bowl of yogurt and fruit with granola. It was a breakfast dish but they served it for my two friend , it was large. My friends finish and I still Hadn't been served. and the service was terrible and they didn't care if we got service.

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Thank sueanncanny
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

El Pirata has become one of my favorite restaurant in Bocas Town. Extremely clean, the place welcome the clients with a pretty big area for a restaurant partly over the water. One can enjoy the Caribbean food, served by a nice staff, while looking at the nearby islands.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

My boyfriend wanted steak so we went here. It was good. The daiquiri was awful unfortunately. They put lemon or milk? in it. we are not sure but it was not good. The natural fruit juice was much better. My coco shrimp dish was a generous portion of shrimp. The view of the water while we were eating was nice.... More 

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Thank Beatrice C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

We came as a group of 9. The waitress didn't seem stressed at all about the size of group. She was very friendly and helpful! They were even very nice about making changes to some of the plates. For instance I ordered a plate of shrimp and asked if I could do half of my shrimp fried and half of... More 

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Thank Panamajohn
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

I ordered the Chop steak the first time I was here, and got exactly what I wanted. Strips of steak, cooked in sauce with peppers, Rice on the side etc. $5, can't go wrong. It was probably my favorite meal I've had in Bocas as well. No fancy, but GOOD. The second time I went I ordered the same thing,... More 

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Thank Josh K
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

this place was a recommendation from a couple of bocatoreños - i was excited to go (and for one reason or another I went 3 times) but was by no means overwhelmed. the food is good, but not too cheap (which you would expect being a tipp from locals) - since portions are relatively big the value for money isn't... More 

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Bethel, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

This place is fine. Plenty of seating. A bit of a rip off, but they do have some "executive" lunch menu options that are a pretty good deal. The one thing that was more than burgers, fries and sandwiches that we enjoyed was a seafood rice dish that had tons of calamari, octopus and shrimp and was very flavorful. Fried... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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78 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

We were looking for something vegan and most of the restaurants were closed in Bocas because it was Sunday. We stopped at El Pirata and we saw that the menu had a few vegetarian dishes. My husband ordered a pizza, but pizza was not available. I ordered the veggies-based dish, but there were no veggies... I asked for another dish... More 

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Thank siuppolina
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18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

We popped in for a drink and a snack before heading to our house out of town. A little pricey for drinks and appies, but food was decent and drinks were cold. Nice view, in the shade, on the water.

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Thank Tressa C
Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Owned by chinese people, but the food prepared by local people. Really very good food and the location awesome besides the sea, We ordered octopus, fish. Highly recommended "curry-coco" sauce to order your seafood.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bocas del Toro, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
  • Phone Number: +507 757-9088

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