All Inclusive Dining and Cocktails

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

At Nayara Bocas del Toro, 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 Nayara Bocas del Toro 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.

Nayara Bocas del Toro 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.


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.


At The Coral Café or delivered to your villa

Bread selection
Butter and homemade seasonal jam
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


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


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

All Included In The Nightly Rate


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


With cacao nibs and served with jams

All Included In The Nightly Rate

Sample Dinner Menu

At The Elephant House or delivered to your villa

Small Plates


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


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



Buchanan’s Deluxe
Canadian Club Whiskey
Glenfiddich 12
Jack Daniels Old No.7
Jack Daniels Single Barrel
Jameson Irish Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Black
Makers Mark
Monkey Shoulder
Old Parr Whiskey
Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey
Chivas 12 Years Whiskey
Woodford Reserve Bourbon
Wild Turkey


Abuelo 7
Abuelo 12
Abuelo Añejo
Bacardi Blanco
Bacardi Añejo
Bacardi Oak Heart
Carta Vieja Blanco
Carta Vieja 8 Golden Cask
Carta Vieja 18 Años Golden Cask
Diplomático Blanco
Diplomático Reserva
Diplomático Mantuano
Don Pancho R. 8 Años
Kraken Spiced Rum
Ron Durán
Ron Zacapa 12
Ron Zacapa 23


Absolut Blue
Absolut Elyx
Grey Goose
Ketel One


Bombay Saphire
Fifty Pounds Gin
Gordon’s Ginebra
Tanqueray 10


1800 Silver
1800 Reposado
Espolón Tequila Blanco
Espolón Reposado
JAJA Tequila Blanco
JAJA Tequila Reposado
Kah Tequila Blanco




Hennessy Vs


Pisco Ocucaje Quebranta Cuatro Gs – Pisco Acholado


Blue Curaçao
Cachaça 61
Cherry Liquor
Chambord Cherry Liqour
Fernet Branca
Grand Marnier
Kwait Lichee
Licor 43
Limonccello di Capri
Passoa Licor de Maracuyá
Peach Liquor
Sour Apple
Sandeman Ruby Porto Wine
St. Germain


Cinzano Dry
Martini Bianco
Martini Rosso
Martini Extra Dry
Martini Speciale Rubino
Martini Speciale Ambrato

All Included In The Nightly Rate


White Wine

LEIRA – Albariño – Spain
MARIETA – Albariño 2020 – Spain
ESENTIUM – Albariño – 2016 – Spain
DOMAINE HAUT GLEON – Blanc 2019 – France
DOMAINE CHANZY – Chardonnay 2020 – France
EL ENEMIGO – Chardonnay 2019 – Argentina
LAPOSTOLLE – Sauvignon Blanc – Chile
CHABLIS ELLEVIN 2021 – Francia
DOMO – Pinot Grigio  2021 –  Italia

Red Wine

ALIDIS – Tempranillo – Ribera del Duero – Spain
ALIDIS CRIANZA – Ribera del Duero – Spain
PEÓN CAMINERO – Ribera del Duero – Spain
LAPOSTOLLE – Merlot – Chile
KENDALL JACKSON – Cabernet Sauvignon – USA
MÉNAGE À TROIS – Lavish Merlot 2019 – USA
19 CRIMES – Cabernet Sauvignon – Australia
CATENA – Malbec – Argentina
B&G – Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 – France
DES LANDES 2018 – Burdeos – France


B&G –  Rose D’Anjou  – France
CÔTE DE ROSES – Rosé – France


MIONETTO – Prosecco – Italy
All Included In The Nightly Rate