Restaurants in Bocas del Toro (and nightlife too!) – On this page you will find an updated list of Bocas del Toro restaurants in 2022, along with specialty foods like sushi and pizza that are available for delivery. Bocas del Toro’s notorious nightlife is also represented here with Bocas del Toro bars, night clubs and restaurants that often turn into a party after dinner. Have fun!
A spot for coffee lovers (and fans of healthy, delicious eating). Specialty coffee drinks, fresh & healthy breakfast & lunch options, cold-pressed juices, smoothies, buddha bowls and more. Street side cafe located in the heart of Bocas Town.
PURE from the Oceans to the Mountains. The freshest ingredients; the best the earth has to offer.
Azul Paradise’s Bocas Town restaurant is growing with the community…literally! Hydroponic grow systems are integrated and on display right in the restaurant; growing the very basil in your pesto and the mint in your mojito. The amazing work of Caribbean Coral Restoration reefs can be viewed glass displays on the deck of the over-the-ocean restaurant. Read more about Azul Paradise’s fresh concept in a November 2022 Bocas Breeze article.
Calypso Cantina at the Bocas Marina
Unwind with a cold beer & delicious food relaxing on the water at the beautiful Bocas Marina featuring the flavors of Chef Mo, utilizing only the freshest, local and all-natural ingredients. Wood-fire pizza, Wednesday Chinese night (from an authentic Chinese chef), the classic Friday live music BBQ and different comfort food specials daily (Guinness lamb stew, chicken parmasen, lasagna, cowboy ribeye steaks, to name a few). For reservations or to arrange special boat transport: +507 6716-7778
Tuesday-Sunday 8am-10am 12pm-2pm 4:30-9pm
South side of Isla Colon (accessed by boat) Google maps.
Dog House Pizza
By pizza lovers for pizza lovers! The California, the Veggie, the Mexican, Hot Wings, Goat Cheese, Chicken Spinach: choose from their menu of fun and delicious artisanal pizzas. Now serving cocktails! Enjoy a pizza, drinks, people watching in the heart of Bocas Town at their sweet covered outdoor location in Bocas Town. Delivery available! Order now +507 6460-7832
La Casa Corazón
Customer satisfaction and the freshest ingredients are the focus at La Casa Corazón. Serving breakfast (pancakes recommended!), lunch and dinner, over the water, on the back deck of La Casa Corazón hotel. It’s the perfect spot for a fancy date night or casual get together with friends and family. Caribbean-international fusion with a French touch and a classic hospitality focus delivered with local smiles. You will feel right in casa. Dance the night away on Saturdays to a live salsa band starting at 7pm and Sunday Bocas BBQs. Beautiful happy hour spot, 5-7pm 50% off national beers and cocktails. Book your hotel stay directly for the best price. Reservations: +507 6458-3566
Pier 19 Restaurant
Caribbean food delights served over the water at Divers Paradise Boutique Hotel. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A great place to enjoy a cocktail and watch the sun set. Regular wine tastings, wine pairings and food & beverage themed evenings. Check the current menu and reserve for their events on www.pier19restaurant.com
Restaurante Yarisnori & Sunset Drago
Super deli & specialty grocer. Plenty of keto and vegan options. Quality meats and cheeses. Locally famous for Super G in-house products; sauces, dips, trail mixes, salads, deli sandwiches and frozen to-go meals. Wide variety of locally-crafted and specialty products. Tuesday is delivery day for organic fruits/veggies and Morton’s Bake House artisanal breads! “A STORE in a cool place…”
Isla Colon, Calle 3ra (main street)
Near the ferry dock. Google Maps
The Floating Bar
Only the Fodor’s #1 rated floating bar in the world! Your ideal spot for jumping into the Caribbean Sea off the top of a barge, floating around, snorkeling mangroves islands. This barge is rocked by a different local band every Music Monday at 4pm. Also weekly: $6 for 2 tacos for Taco Tuesdays (and Taco Thursdays). Float & Flow Yoga on Saturday mornings at 10:30am. $2 / 2 minute boat ride from Bocas Town.
Tiki Bar Eckl’s Bocas (Hotel Bocas Town)
Take in the waterfront views on the back deck at Hotel Bocas Town. The full service bar and restaurant is for hotel guests and the general public alike, serving up tropical cocktails and a mix fresh local seafood and North American specialties from a 100 year old run family business: the roast beef on weck and the chicken wings (Buffalo, New York style!) Tuesday-Saturday 1pm-9:30pm. Calle 1, on the water, on the back pack patio of Hotel Bocas Town, Isla Colon
Barco Hundido Discoteque & Pizzeria
A Bocas del Toro late night institution. A wild over-the-water dance club with with local DJs playing the best of reggae, dancehall, reggaeton, salsa and all sounds Latin and Caribbean. There is an Italian pizzeria on-site open 5-10pm. The bar is usually open until 3am and 4am. #unavainabarco
Mon-Sun 5pm-late night
Located on Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Calle 1ra
Bibi’s On The Beach
Seafood specials, margaritas, views of the surrounding islands. On the water, beach access, swimming, snorkeling and Sunday Funday with live music & DJ. $1.50-$2 boat ride to Carenero Island.
Located on the east side of Carenero Island
Delivery sushi! A variety of uramaki & maki rolls, poke bowls, vegetarian & vegan options and special orders. Available for events (try their famous “sushi cayuco” for your next event – a canoe filled with sush rolls!) Delivery available all over Isla Colon and to Carenero, Solarte and Bastimentos. Free delivery in Bocas Town.
4pm-10pm (order the day before for earlier delivery) Fri-Wed (closed Thurs)
Contact +507 6347-8884 or @bocassushi on Instagram to place your order.
A Bocas del Toro staple serving up local smiles since 1997.Open every day for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks. Located in a beautiful modern built version of a classic Bocas del Toro wooden home. Boat access, over the water, in the heart of Bocas Town. Eating and drinking at Buena Vista directly supports 10 Bocatoreño families; many of whom have worked at the restaurant for over 15 years.
Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Calle 3a (main street)
Home of the “BAPÉ” the only place to find this delicious fried bread creation stuffed with various fillings. NEW! La Bandeja Signature: a mix of skewers, fish boquitas, rice and sauces (great for sharing.) Full bar, cocktails, happy hour on the water, on the beautiful back deck of Hotel Bocas del Toro.
Cosmic Crab Café
This over the water restaurant boasts exceptional food, exotic frozen drinks, friendly service and a gorgeous sunset view. They buy their fish and seafood from local fishermen and Crab and Lobster divers who stop at their dock to sell them the day’s catch, enabling them to serve the freshest quality, deliciously prepared food right to your table. Stay on-site with air conditioned over-the-water mini cabins and large garden cabins. Check out the Treasures of the Turquoise Crab gift & jewelry shop while you’re there! Conveniently located $1 / one minute ride from Bocas Town. Reservations: +507) 6399-2330 | email@example.com
Monday-Thursday 8am-11am, Friday-Sunday 8am-9pm
El Ulitmo Refugio
Caribbean-fusion style with an ever changing menu that is seasonally steered by the availability of fresh local ingredients. Enjoy killer cocktails and sweeping ocean views on their breezy back deck. Live music Saturdays 7pm. For reservations, contact +507 6726-9851.
Located on Isla Colon, Avenida Norte & Calle 4ra
JJ’s at Bocas Blended
Smoothies, wraps, wings, sandwiches, burgers *poutine fries* and drinks on the water at Bocas Docks. Look for the painted bus. Try your luck at poker on Thursdays!
Isla Colon, Avenida Norte, between Calle 5 & 6
JJ’s at Bocas Blended on Facebook
Traditional Mexican food made with flour tortillas Nixtamalization-style! Micheladas, margaritas, variety of craft beers and Bocas’ most complete hot sauce collection. Outdoor seating with a people watching vibe, centrally located in Bocas Town.
Tuesday-Sunday 11am-11pm (kitchen closes at 10pm)
Isla Colon Calle 1rcross from Caribe Shuttle.
La Neta Caribe
La Neta burger, ceviche, fried fish Caribbean-style & more… Breakfast, lunch, dinner & cocktails on the water at Selena. DJs, live music, karaoke, pool tournaments, bingo, workshops and lots activities to enjoy. Corriente Latina live band with instructor giving salsa lessons! Check @lanetacaribe on Instagram for daily updates on activities and parties.
Monday-Thursday 7am-10:30pm kitchen, 7am-1am bar
Friday-Saturday 7am-1am kitchen, 7am-2:30am bar
Located on Isla Colon, Calle 1a & Avenida Luis Russell (Ave E)
Merén Pool Club & Restaurant
Over-the-ocean pool and restaurant with a swim-up bar. The gorgeous seaside views give you a front-row seat of the life beat of Bocas, looking out across the archipelago and mountains of the mainland. Latin-American Caribbean fusion cuisine combining exotic flavors from all over the globe. A wide selection of cocktails and boutique coffees. Monday free access to the pool and happy hour all day long, Wednesday & Friday chef’s special and wine pairings, Saturday brunch with DJ set with bottomless mimosas! Check their Instagram @merenbocas for special offers. Located in the back of Tropical Suites Hotel.
Isla Colon, Calle 1ra
Tropical Suites Hotel
There’s no place like OM. Funky over-the-water restaurant with authentic Indian and Asian cuisine. Happy hour 4:30-6pm. Home of “Fancy Friday!”
Located on Isla Colon, Calle 3a & Ave B
Surf bar in front of the famous Tiger Tail surf break (Playa Paunch). Burgers, pizza and Brazilian food. Beers, snacks, cocktails and beachside lounging. Open mic (and shish kebabs!) starting at 4pm every Thursday.
Located on Isla Colon, Playa Paunch
Random Art Cafe
Cozy cafe and cultural center. Indoor (A/C) and outdoor (garden) seating. Serving coffees, smoothies, parfait, muffins, cookies, burritos and wine all day. Breakfast burrito to-go specials. Friday chef tasting menu by reservation. Book exchange, painting & cooking classes (all ages) & the famous “Wine and Paint” nights (every other Thursday).
Check Random Art Bocas on Facebook for class and event schedules. Cell/WhatsApp for reservations, to place orders and confirm classes: +507 6780-2429
Mon-Fri 8:30am-2:30pm & Friday dinner by reservation
Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Calle 2a
Behind the Simon Bolivar park
A breezy oceanfront lounge in the heart of Bocas Town, serving up the freshest sushi and Asian fusion. The perfect place to unwind and take in beautiful island views.
Isla Colon, Calle 1ra, next to Hotel Bocas del Toro
Beach bar and restaurant located at the end of the paved road just before Paunch Beach where you can spend the day with your toes in the sand, floating in the oceanfront swimming pool or in one of the hammocks or beach beds. Do it all with delicious food and drinks. There are plenty of activities too like pool tournaments, karaoke (with free shots!) and live music. Relaxation and fun is all in one place at Skullys.
Space Bar & Food Trucks
Two story open-air bar with pool tables, ping-pong and food trucks in the heart of Bocas Town. Pet friendly! The bar is open every day and up to four different food trucks to choose from: Tao Bocas Korean Street Food (see ad below), El Patrón sandwiches, Bocas Crêpes and CocinArte empanadas. Space is host to many fun charity events for the betterment of our community and other fun events like karaoke and live music. Check their Instagram @spacebocas for upcoming events and promotions.
Open Monday-Sunday 5:30pm-12:30am
Located on Isla Colon, Calle 3ra (3rd street / main street) and Avenida B
TAO Bocas Korean Street Food
Korean food truck for your soul, featuring flavors from streets of Seoul, but located in the heart of Bocas Town. Sweet & spicy Korean chicken, Bulgogi beef, Bulgogi veggie, Bulgogi sandwich, Japchae glass noodles. One of four food trucks in a food court with chill outdoor bar with pool tables, at Space Bar & Food Trucks. WhatsApp: +507 6404-4375
Wednesday-Monday 6pm-10pm (Closed Tuesdays)
Isla Colon, Calle 3a (main street) & Ave B
Space Bar & Food Trucks
Local and international cuisine open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ask about their $6 lunch specials. A relaxed spot, great for groups, centrally located. Rooms available. Inquire for pricing and availability.Check The Lighthouse Bocas on Facebook for events and promotions.
Mon 8am-3pm Tues-Sun 8am-10pm
Isla Colon, Avenida G & Calle 4a
Plaza Casa Max
The Wings House
A wonderful chill outdoor spot known for its wings and sangria. Burgers and other items are available too. Check Instagram @wingstropical for specials. +507 6771-4550.
Isla Colon, Calle 5 & Avenida B
in front of Almacen Doradito.