At the heart of different influences, Bocas offers an exclusive and original dinning experience. If most local gastronomy revolves around rice and chicken, many local specialties will delight you: freshly caught fish, crabs or lobsters, exotic fruits, and coconut. Try the famous “salsa picante bocatoreña”, one of a few. In short, get ready to treat yourself in a typical way! Here is a list of our favorite restaurants that offer delicious meals.

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Most of them have their menu displayed online.

For your information, local restaurants usually close very early. Enjoy your meal!

Chikita beach

Located at a short walking distance from Barrbra.

12pm to 7pm

Chickita Beach is a restaurant that sits directly on Ismito Beach. The decor couldn't be more authentic! You will see children playing and dogs running on the beach. Enjoy excellent and generous dishes with your feet in the sand!

La Fonda El Fruta de pan

Open every day from noon to 8pm.

What a wonderful discovery! This charming little restaurant is located just a 7-minute walk down G Avenue, which leads you to downtown. You will be delighted by their delicious food at affordable prices. The warm welcome of the owners is sure to enchant you.


Avenue F and calle 2 - downtown - terrace second floor.

Open from 10am to 6pm.

Closed on weekends.

A classic in Bocas. Frequented by locals and tourists alike. This restaurant offers classic Caribbean cuisine. Located near downtown on the second floor of the Bocas Mall, the restaurant has a terrace with sea views. 

Tropical birds

Near Barco Hundido, Calle 1 - downtown.

In the heart of downtown Bocas, this restaurant offers you a wide variety of local dishes and pizzas. 

Red Snapper

At the end of the main street, seaside.
Open from 11:30am to 10pm.

Closed on Sunday.

Typical Caribbean restaurant without pretension at low prices with a terrace overlooking the street.

Si Ta'Wueno

Open from 11am to 11pm. Closed on Sunday.

All the typical local dishes are served without pretension at affordable prices.

Donde el parce

Open from noon to 8pm. Closed on Monday.

Another small restaurant to discover, offering very affordable prices. The Colombian owners will surely charm you.

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Pollo rosti

At the end of the main street - downtown - terrace over the water.

Open from 6pm to midnight. Closed on Sunday.

An excellent choice for big appetites! During the day, the menu offers local dishes. In the evening, enjoy the famous Rosti Pollo, a delicious Panamanian-style roast chicken accompanied by French fries or fried plantain bananas, the “patacones”. The restaurant is at the very end of the main street, and you eat here directly above the water, with cordial and friendly service. 


Open from 6:30am to 10pm.

Closed on Sunday.

A classic in Bocas! The restaurant has a large terrace with a view of Carenero Island. Chitre is a cafeteria-style restaurant. Discover a wide variety of dishes every day, from breakfast to dinner. You can choose the composition of your plate to satisfy a small or a large appetite.