Dining and Cocktails

Included

“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” – Alan D. Wolfelt

At Bocas Bali, we believe food brings people together on so many levels. Our meticulously crafted menu and daily specials are all made of the finest hand selected meats, seafood directly from the sea and fresh organic vegetables and ingredients. All food and premium beverages are included in your Bocas Bali experience.

The Elephant House over-the-water dinner restaurant and The Coral Café feature dishes from around the world with an emphasis on seafood and a subtle touch of Panama. We also offer menu items inspired by local Bocas Del Toro cuisine. The elegant setting of our hundred-year-old Elephant House restaurant with its majestic wooden beams and constant sea breezes transport you to another world. The poolside Coral Café is a cheerful alfresco setting for a leisurely breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

Bocas Bali Executive Chef Joseph Archbold – a Bocas Del Toro native and rising star – is known for bringing culinary excellence to the islands from his experience in cooking abroad. Chef Archbold studied with Le Cordon Bleu in Panama at La Universidad Interamericana before furthering his experience in Michelin Star restaurants like Le Grand Vefour with Chef Guy Martin in Paris. Chef Archbold also has experience cooking in Costa Rica, Key West, Miami, Tampa, and some of the finest French restaurants in Panama City, Panama. He also owns Octo restaurant in Bocas Town.

Menu

We are pleased to accommodate any special food diets including gluten free and coeliac, dairy free and lactose free, vegetarian, vegan, paleo, kosher, tree nut and peanut allergies, and fish and shellfish allergies and any others with the same care and attention to flavor and culinary excellence as our menu items.

Breakfast

At The Coral Café or delivered to your villa
Continental

Bread selection
Butter and homemade seasonal jam
Yogurt
Granola
Fresh fruit Juice
Tea and Coffee

Bocas Island

Toasted Local coconut bread (Johnny cakes)
Wilted island greens with poached eggs, curried hollandaise
Tropical fruit juice
Tea and Coffee

American

Pancakes with maple syrup
Crispy Bacon
Hash browns
Eggs your way
Butter and seasonal homemade jam
Fresh fruit juice
Tea and Coffee

Green

Smoothie Bowl
Green Juice (fruit and vegetables)
Tea and Coffee

All Included In The Nightly Rate

Lunch

At The Coral Café or delivered to your villa
Soup of the day

A variety of soups made with the freshest and local sourced vegetables
(Lentil, Pumpkin, Broccoli)

Roasted Vegetable Salad

With Quinoa

Roasted marinated eggplant

With seasonal vegetables, quinoa, crispy chickpeas, fresh goat cheese and oregano lime dressing

Coral Green Salad

Leafy greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, spiced Journey cake croutons and honey Dijon mustard vinaigrette

Veggie Island Burger

Black bean patty, spinach salad, smoked mayo, hand cut fries

Coral Cheeseburger

Beef patty, cheddar cheese, homemade pickles, hand cut fries

Caribbean Fish and Chips

Fried fish in beer batter, plantain chips with curry salt and garden herbs aioli

Lobster Cocktail

With passionfruit cocktail sauce, Spanish basil, chayote pickles and plantain crumble

Seared Tuna Tacos

Hard shell Corn tortilla, seared tuna, coleslaw, pineapple pico de gallo

Shrimp in garlic sauce Pasta

Linguini with garlic shrimp sauce, roasted pimentos, kalamata olives, shaved parmesan cheese

Louisiana Bread Pudding

Bread pudding with banana and rum

Panamanian Treats
  • Cashews cocada, manjar y queso blanco
  • Michila espuma with candied ginger
  • Chocolate / Lemongrass sticky rice
All Included In The Nightly Rate

Afternoon Snacks

At The Coral Café or delivered to your villa
Chips and Dips

Tropical root vegetables, with seasonal vegetable dips (hummus, baba ganoush)

Hand cut fries

With choice of sauce

Ceviche of the day

Fish, seafood, or veggie ceviche, spiced plantain crumble

Teppanyaki Skewers

Chicken, vegetable or shrimp

Crispy Calamari

With garlic aioli

Charcuterie platter

Charcuterie, cheese, marinated veggies, olives, flatbread

Lemon Tart Verrine

Lemon curd, crumble and Chantilly

Scones

With cacao nibs and served with jams

All Included In The Nightly Rate

Dinner

At The Elephant House or delivered to your villa

Small Plates

Gorengan

Inspired by Indonesian street food, a vegetable fritter served with sweet and sour tamarind sauce

Eggplant Caviar with Naan

With balsamic caramelized onions and feta cheese

Tuna Chaya rolls

Tuna with vegetables wrapped in Chaya leaves with a mango chutney

Seared octopus

Spice Marinated octopus, with otoe puree and orange supremes

Chicken satay

Chicken skewers served with bok choy in satay sauce

Lobster Lentil Veloute

Velvety lentil soup with Seared Lobster and achiote seasoned oil

Main Course

Roasted Cauliflower

Oven roasted cauliflower served with beetroot hummus with a vierge sauce

Chicken Curry

Caribbean style Chicken curry with vegetables and fresh coconut milk, served with white rice

Lobster Risotto

With miso butter and parmesan cheese

Beef Tenderloin

Served with a creamy potato puree, blazed vegetables and a shitake mushroom sauce with blue cheese

Dessert

Pisang Goreng

Breaded bananas with a caramel sauce

Roasted pineapple

With coconut crumble and served with creme anglaise

All Included In The Nightly Rate

Two Bars

Liquor

Whiskey

Jonny Walker Black
Jack Daniels Single barrel
Makers Mark
Glenfidish 12
Buchanans Deluxe
Macallan 12
Monkey Shoulder

Rum

Abuelo 7
Abuelo 12
Diplomatico Reserva
Diplomatico Mantuano
Carta Vieja Blanco
Carta Vieja 8
Carta Vieja 18 Golden Cask

Vodka

Grey Goose
Ketel One
Titos

Gin

Tanqueray
Tanqueray No. 10
Bombay Sapphire
Hendrick’s

Tequila

Patron Cafe
Milagro Anejo
Milagro Reposado

Aperitive

Campary
Martini Rosso
Martini Bianco
Martini Rosatto
Dissarono
Aperol

Cognac

Hennessy VSOP
Hennessy Vs

Liqueurs

Cointreau
Grand Marnier
Kahlúa
Baileys
Blue Curacao
Frangelico
Cherry Liquor
Malibu
Jägermeister
St Germain
Amarulla
Kwai Feh Lychee
Licor 43

Cachasa

Cachasa 61

All Included In The Nightly Rate

Wine

Red Wine

Lapostolle Cabernet Sauvignon
Lapostolle Merlot
Catena Malbec
Navarro Correa Pinot Noir
Luca Pinot Noir
Luca Syrah
El Enemigo Bonarda
Protos Crianza

White Wine

Piccini Pinot Grigio
Tarapaca Gran Reserva Chardonnay
Santa Catalina Reserva Chardonnay
Lapostolle Sauvignon Blanc
B&G Chablis

Rosé Wine

B&G Rosé

All Included In The Nightly Rate