Delicious traditional Panama-Caribbean food at Roots Bar & Restaurant on Isla Bastimentos

Roots Bar & Restaurant offers authentic Caribbean “tipico” food. The piles of coconut rice with “poroto” (red kidney) beans provided a great base for delicious chicken in sauce, fried fish and a variety of other seafood and meat plates. These dishes are priced very affordably and the cheap local beer flows freely.

A quick water taxi ride can take you right up to this restaurant that sits over the water on Isla Bastimentos where travelers and old school islanders mix. Taking the old wooden boardwalk around the back of the restaurant, visitors can enter the sleepy town of Old Bank and continue on to local destinations like Up in the Hill.

If you’re looking to get off the main island of Isla Colon and get a bite of local food, Roots Bar & Restaurant will have what you’re looking for.