Restaurants & Nightlife in Bocas del Toro 2023

Restaurants and Nightlife Bocas del Toro 2023

Restaurants in Bocas del Toro (and nightlife too!) – On this page you will find an updated list of Bocas del Toro restaurants in 2023, 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.

IG @amaranto.bocas
Mon-Sat 8am-8pm
Isla Colon, Calle 1ra, in front of the police station (Google Maps)

Aqua Lounge – Restaurant, Bar, Events Venue

Water playground by day and premiere events venue by night; Aqua Lounge is a legendary Bocas del Toro hang out spot. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; featuring  specialty plates from Chef Ezeiza, snacks, fast food and full bar with cocktails.

Weekly events will keep you entertained at night: beer pong tournament Mondays, live piano singalongs, bands, DJs, and the very popular Reggae Night Bocas on Thursdays and Domingo Paraiso electronic pool party on Sundays. Stay at Aqua to be even closer to the action! Book direct for best price:

IG: @bocasaqualounge
Restaurant hours: Mon-Sun 8am-9pm (closed 11am-12pm and 1-5pm Fridays)
Bar open later than 9pm, with popular weekly events
Isla Carenero, 1 minute boat ride from Bocas Town Google Maps


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 (groups of 4+ ride free): +507 6716-7778

Tuesday-Sunday 8am-10am and 4:o0-9pm
South side of Isla Colon (accessed by boat) Google maps.


Coco Fastronomy

From our modest beginnings as a one-woman venture, Coco Fastronomy has grown to encompass two town-based restaurants: La Casa del Bapé and La Pescaderia, both graced with waterfront terraces.

Embark on a culinary journey and savor our unique creation, the BAPÉ – a homemade, one-of-a-kind stuffed bread. Explore our fusion cuisine that spans a wide spectrum, offering everything from crisp salads and seafood bowls to zesty ceviches, mouthwatering fish, lobsters, tender octopus, and more. For those with dietary preferences, we have a dedicated vegetarian and vegan menu available.  Take-out and delivery as well.

This journey is a testament to our owner and French chef’s unwavering culinary passion, amidst stunning Bocas del Toro’s natural beauty.

Local food special: 12:00-2:30pm
La Casa del Bapé is open every day 10am-10pm, located on Calle 1a, Hotel Bocas del Toro
La Pescaderia is open every day 3-10pm, located on Calle 3a (main street), next to Rush Bocas
Phone: (507) 6871-2323



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. Cocktails available. Enjoy a pizza, drinks, people watching in the heart of Bocas Town at their sweet covered outdoor location in Bocas Town. NEW: breakfast!  Breakfast pizzas and empanadas 8am to 2pm; coffee all day.  Delivery available! Order now +507 6460-7832

IG: @doghouse_pizzabocas
Monday-Sunday 8am-10pm
Isla Colon, Calle 1ra,
Next to Selina Hostel .On Google Maps.

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

On Instagram: @pier19bocasdeltoro
Mon-Sun 7:30am-10pm
Isla Colon, Avenida Sur & Calle 4ta
Near the ferry dock (On 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.

Monday-Sunday 12pm-sunset
FB: The Floating Bar | IG:
Located floating off the south side of Isla Colon  (Google Maps)


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!) NEW! Executive lunch available 12-2pm; big servings of Creole-style seafood specialties ranging from $5-$8.

Open Monday-Saturday 12pm-9:30pm.
Calle 1, on the water, on the back pack patio of Hotel Bocas Town, Isla Colon
On Google Maps

Bibi’s On The Beach

Locally owned and operated with 100% authentic Caribbean island vibes.  Bibi’s is known for its classic Bocas del Toro Creole style cooking, seafood specialties, locally-famous passion fruit margaritas, generous happy hour prices and their vivacious Sunday Funday parties with live bands and DJs.  The music starts at 4pm, same time as their daily 4-7pm happy hour.

Aside from the Sunday party, its normally a mellow spot for families and groups of friends to enjoy a beach day with refreshments served with local smiles. There are spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding islands that will likely end up on your Instagram grid.  Bibi’s a must-visit for any Carenero beach day.  You can find it on the beach path around the island (all roads lead to Bibi’s) or get dropped off at the closest dock, a 2 minute, $1.50-$2 boat ride to Carenero Island from Bocas Town.

Tuesday-Sunday 12pm-9pm
Located on the east side of Carenero Island On Google Maps
IG: @bibisonthebeach

Bocas Paradise Cafe

Experience the perfect combination of amazing ocean views, good food, and comfort at a one-of-a-kind restaurant. The menu is carefully crafted to ensure that the food is as enjoyable as the view. Air conditioned, with floor to ceiling glass windows, with sweet (silent) views of the bustling Bocas Town-Carenero channel.

The perfect place to meet for brunch, drinks, meetings, work sessions; you name it! Whether you’re in the mood for something light or something more substantial, their menu offers a variety of delicious options for you to enjoy while you relax or work.

Bocas Paradise Cafe is open every day from 7am to 10pm, located in the Bocas Paradise Hotel on Calle 1ra / 1st Street, Isla Colon  Google Maps


Buena Vista

A Bocas del Toro staple serving up local smiles since 1997. Open every day for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks (happy hour every day 4-7pm). Located in a beautiful modern built version of a classic Bocas del Toro wooden home. Boat access, over the water, on the main street 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.

Monday-Sunday 7:30am-9:30pm
Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Calle 3a (main street)
IG: @buenavistabocas

Chili House – at Skully’s food court

Passion for grilling and big burgers done right!  Chili House is a place for lovers of quality meat and BBQ.  Open for breakfast every day 8am to 11:40pm (lunch and dinner to follow). Try the huevos pirata! Recommended.  Chili House is located at the Skully’s food court, where you can enjoy your meal poolside, ocean-side or at one of Bocas’ liveliest bars.  Also recommended: the big burgers, quesadillas, burritos and all the barbecue (with creamy, cheesy baked potato).

Monday-Sunday 8am-9pm
Located at Skully’s food court
Isla Colon, Big Creek, where the pavement ends Google Maps
IG: @chili.h0use (the “o” in house is a zero)

Coco Fastronomy

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.

Monday-Saturday 10am-10pm
FB: Coco Fastronomy| IG: @cocofastronomy
Located on Isla Colon, Calle 1a (Hotel Bocas del Toro) Google Maps

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. Open daily for breakfast 8-11:30; Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays ALL DAY til 9pm

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 |

Monday-Thursday 8am-11:30am, Friday-Sunday 8am-9pm
Carenero Island

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.

Tuesday-Saturday 4:30pm-10pm
Located on Isla Colon, Avenida Norte & Calle 4ra
IG: @ultimorefugio



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

Monday-Friday 8am-12pm, 5-10pm
Saturday and Sunday 8am-10pm | IG: @la_casa_corazon
Isla Colon, Calle 1a (1st street), on the water
Located in the hotel Casa Corazon Google Maps


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.

View their menu here!

Mon-Sun 7:30am-11pm
Isla Colon, Calle 1ra
Tropical Suites Hotel





Om Cafe

There’s no place like OM. Funky over-the-water restaurant with authentic Indian and Asian cuisine. Happy hour 5pm-6:30pm. Home of “Fancy Friday!”

Monday-Friday 5pm-10:30pm
Located on Isla Colon, Calle 3a & Ave B Google Maps
IG: @omcafebocas






Pane E Vino

Casual Italian dining in an adorable 2nd story location overlooking the Bocas Town center. Authentic Italian cuisine, cooked with love, at affordable prices and served with a smile.

Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-9pm
Isla Colon, Calle 2a & Avenida Luis Russell (Ave E)
Google Maps






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







Raw Fusion

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.

Tuesday-Sunday 4:30pm-10pm
Isla Colon, Calle 1ra, next to Hotel Bocas del Toro
IG: @rawfusionbocas









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.

IG: @skullysbocas


Super Gourmet

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…”

Monday-Saturday 8:30am-6pm
Isla Colon, Calle 3ra (main street)
Near the ferry dock. Google Maps

Instagram: @super.gourmet


The Lighthouse

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