Category: Dish of the Month

Leaf Eaters Café

Leaf Eaters Café

May 1, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

  In a town like Bocas it’s hard to keep a secret, but there’s one we’ve recently uncovered that you may be interested in learning about. It’s a hidden little waterfront bistro, with a vegetarian flare, called Leaf Eaters Café. The soul child of Francesca, of the Island Traders Artisan Market, it’s proving to be [...]

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The Coconut Craze

The Coconut Craze

April 4, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

The coconut craze is here!  Well, it’s always been here (Bocas and the Caribbean in general), but now you can find the magical coconut water in gas stations, supermarkets and on billboards with famous athletes and celebrities around the world. It’s one of the new health trends in the US and Europe, being marketed as [...]

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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 | 1 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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