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The Firefly Restaurant & Bar

Old Bank | Oceanside, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
+507 6524-4809
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gnocchi” (17 reviews)
“tapas” (10 reviews)
“green curry” (9 reviews)
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Caribbean, Asian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Old Bank | Oceanside, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had two cocktails at the Firefly. Place is beautifuly located, staff is nice, but the cocktails were not perfect. You would expect something better - comparing with other places in Isla Bastimentos, The Firefly was not the top one. But it is worth coming...More

Thank Michał R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, Thai fusion style of food: ceviche, coconut curries, fish, etc. The green curry especially is recommended. Closes at 9pm & not open on Tuesdays. Great atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

Thank Eleanor C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had two dinners here while on basti and every dish we ordered was divine! The gnocchi was particularly outstanding... the red curry and tuna tartar as well. The setting was fantastic. If you're in the area you absolutely must eat here!

Thank LizfromCanada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although I was not staying at the Firefly, I was staying nearby. The trek to get to the restaurant at the time was down stone paths and along beaches, but we were well accustomed to this by the time we decided to go. The food...More

Thank kgollan
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

We just spent a few days at the Firefly but enjoyed our stay very much. Extremely relaxing vibe and everyone was so helpful and nice. I would highly recommend the Firefly.

Thank jckarl
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Excelente location where you can have dinner with the sound of the waves. The food is very good. The service is great and very friendly. A casual place with a great atmosphere.

Thank nbullrich
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Go there! Flavorful drinks that showcase local fruits. Fresh produce and seafood to make you happy for days!

Thank amandaivy6
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Watched one of the best sunsets of our life here. Food is excellent. Stayed for several nights at the hotel. There are other restaurants on the island but we found no reason to go to them.

Thank costellokr
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

When we arrived at the restaurant we were told that they did not know if they had enough food because it was really busy! but we sticked around and got to choose a lot of nice dishes! However I did not know that it was...More

Thank Pricilla O
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We loved the drinks, jackfruit juice and the lime ginger soda are worth a try:) the staff is super friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed! Though, I wouldn't go there with an empty stomach as the portions really small. Other than that I highly recommend...More

Thank Annika M
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7 April 2016|
Response from TheFireflyBocas | Property representative |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Bank | Oceanside, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Bastimentos
  • Phone Number: +507 6524-4809
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The Firefly serves Thai/Caribbean food in an open air, outdoor setting directly on the Caribbean Ocean. We source locally and organically whenever possible and believe in using ingredients readily available to make up our menu. Because of this philosophy, our menu items may change daily. Contact us for special Occasion or private dining! We can create an amazing atmosphere! Contact at least 24 hours in advance if you wish to do a tasting menu, starting at 5 courses. Full bar, Cash only and reservations required. CLOSED TUES/WED
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