Take a seat and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Bocas del Toro archipelago from three of the many Bocas del Toro restaurants with a view. Luckily for tourists Bocas del Toro serves some of the finest culinary treats that Panama has to offer, covering everything from fresh healthy wraps to delicious seafood Caribbean classics.
Bocas Blended: The Coolest Place You Will Ever Eat At
Bocas Blended or also called “The Batido Bus” is an old small school bus turned into a two story restaurant in Bocas Town. The highlight is the second floor where you can see Carenero Island and the busiest strip of water in the Bocas del Toro archipelago. Make your order, pull out your cameras and start taking pictures. When your meal is ready, watch for the small tray that will pulley its way up to your seat.
The shakes are the best in the island, and of course the wraps are all superb– vegetarian options are delicious!! Try the Lunch Combo that includes a salad, wrap of choice and a batido.
Buena Vista: Outdoor Seating with a Gorgeous View
Wedged between the most picturesque section of the Bocas Town skyline is Buena Vista Bar & Grill, a staple in Bocas del Toro for since 1997.
The Buena Vista Bar & Grill is located over the water in downtown Bocas (Isla Colón) serving drinks, starters, sandwiches, burgers, and wraps. An additional dinner menu including seafood, steaks, international fare, and house specialties is available after 5:00pm (and often earlier, just ask!).
But this place is more than just great food and drinks, it also has a great view of the Bocas del Toro islands. Grab a seat closest to the dock and make sure to bring your cameras. If your smartphone can take panoramic pictures, then walk out to the end of the dock, turn around and snap a photo of the Bocas Town skyline. Make sure to tell your guests sitting at the table to say cheers!
Bibi’s on the Beach: Caribbean Seafood Over the Sea
Located on Carenero Island, only a three minute boat ride from Bocas Town is one of Bocas del Toro’s best seafood spots- Bibi’s on the Beach.
Unlike the main island, Isla Carenero doesn’t have roads, lots of hotels or a busy nightlife. All it has is clear blue water, good food and some of the most beautiful beaches in the area.
Bibi’s on the Beach is perched right on top of it all. Sitting over the Caribbean Sea, Bibi’s has amazing views of Old Bank, Bastimentos Island, Hospital Point on Solarte Island, and if your lucky you can see surf lessons right outside the restaurant.
Everything on the menu is amazing. Bibi’s specializes in Caribbean seafood- try the fresh lobster ceviche with pineapple or the stuffed plantain baskets with creole style octopus. If your lucky Joe will be sitting there strumming away to Bob Marley tunes.