Category: Dish of the Month

Dish of the Month: El Pecado

Dish of the Month: El Pecado

September 1, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

So I’m sitting in El Pecado and I’m wondering: exactly what is the dish of the month this time around? Will it be this juicy filet front of me or the voluptuous ebony beauty sitting to my right? I’m hoping it’s the latter, but my dreams are shattered when it dawns on me that I’m [...]

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Some Like it HOT

Some Like it HOT

August 22, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

By Julia Stein My tongue tingles, sweat is running down my forehead and my eyes water a little bit. What am I doing? Testing the hot sauces of Bocas del Toro. Many of the local food stands and restaurants have jars of hot sauces on the tables known by Bocateranians as “picante”. Some are prepared [...]

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El Ultimo Refugio

El Ultimo Refugio

June 1, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Nobody really knows exactly when Katherine took over El Ultimo Refugio. According to her, it had to have been either 2006 or 2007. I say let’s call it 2006-07, much like an NBA basketball season. At any rate, whenever she opened, it has since been a whirlwind of success and what is for sure is [...]

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Empanadas or Bocas Empanada Report of 2013

Empanadas or Bocas Empanada Report of 2013

May 1, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

I have a soft spot in my heart for Lelia’s chicken empanadas. I’ll never forget the day I discovered her eatery. It was after a long night of partying where I had to wake up early the next day for work (irresponsible, I know). I walked by her stand a bit delirious, with my head [...]

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Dish of the Month: Bocas Blended

Dish of the Month: Bocas Blended

April 1, 2013 | By

My mother always warned me never to take candy from strangers and to never get into a stranger’s car, even if they offered me a new bicycle or a cute little puppy dog. Luckily, the Batido Bus isn’t a car, Jess is no stranger and the sweets she promises come in the form of wraps [...]

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Dish of the Month: Om Café

Dish of the Month: Om Café

March 1, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Dish of the Month: Om Café by Nicholas Corea Centuries ago, a man named Christopher Columbus set sail from Europe looking for the westward passage to India. He landed in the Caribbean many times, never actually making it to India. Centuries later, I can confidently say I’ve accomplished what Columbus set out to do: I [...]

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Dish of the Month: Karmaway

Dish of the Month: Karmaway

January 2, 2013 | By | 2 Comments

Dave and Steve are Karmaway. They are the company and they will take their vision anywhere they want to go. For the moment, they’ve taken it to Bocas and by the sounds of it; Karmaway will be here for a while. The Karmaway boys are world-traveling chefs who share a refreshingly thoughtful outlook on the [...]

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Growing Happiness at Lili’s Café

Growing Happiness at Lili’s Café

December 4, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

Lili was cooking at the Buena Vista when one day they ran out of the house hot sauce.  Her boss asked her to make some of her own. A guest comes in the next day and asks for something spicy and Lili (Lilly) tells him that she has just the thing for him. Well, apparently [...]

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