...cultural flavors of Bocas...

Indulge in the taste of the Caribbean and freshness of locally grown produce at onsite restaurant Receta Michilá…the best of Bocas style.

Receta Michilá

For reservations +507 6368 5251


Wednesday to Monday (closed Tuesdays)

Lunch and beach snacks: 12:00 – 15:00
Dinner, contemporary Caribbean (by reservation): 18:30 – 22:00

Beach BBQ at Michilá: 12:00 – 20:00

Receta Michilá. Situated on a beachfront on the small Caribbean island of Carenero in the Bocas del Toro archipelago, Receta Michilá combines local ingredients, landscapes, culture, tradition and history, through dishes that are inspired by the sea, people, family and colors of the Caribbean.  

Due to our focus on local produce and supporting local producers, dishes change daily depending on what is in season and available.

The chef. Joseph Archbold (aka Junior), head chef and owner of Receta Michilá and Octo, has gained prominence in the Panamanian culinary world, forging a style of his own that draws on influences from his Afro Antillean and indigenous cultural heritage, techniques and styles of the chefs he trained with in Europe and - most importantly - his mother, Xiomara (Doña Mara - the hotel's namesake). Joseph’s cooking reinterprets dishes and, while constantly evolving, has its roots in Panamanian ingredients and the culinary influences of Bocas del Toro – including Afro Panamanian, European and indigenous.

The kitchen. We are blessed with a talented, young team of chefs in our kitchen. We hope to create an atmosphere where cultural exchange and culinary experimentation thrive. And we hope this is reflected in our dishes.

Beach BBQ Sundays at Michilá. Join us every Sunday from 12:00 until 20:00 for our Beach BBQ Sundays at Receta Michilá. Experience the full and unrestrained flavor of Bocas del Toro.

Call or email us now to book

Sleep - Doña Mara Beach Hotel

+507 6443 1786

+507 6554 9510


Eat - Receta Michilá

+507 6368 5251

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Bocas Del Toro - Panama