Places to eat in Panama

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    Carlitos: Empanadas de Carlitos

    by hmll Written Apr 9, 2011

    Al borde de la autopista Panamericana a 50 minutos de Panamá city.
    Es una parada obligatoria para degustar exquicitas empanadas tipo argentinas. Los postres también son muy buenos. Siempre hay cerveza bien fría
    Atendido por jóvenes muy cordiales.
    Los precios son económicos

    Favorite Dish: Empanadas picantes, pecan pie

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    Casa de Lourdes: excelente comida, ambiente y atención

    by hmll Written Apr 9, 2011

    Ocupa el espacio de una antigua casona colonial, muy bien mantenida y decorada con muebles originales, atendido por su chef y dueña: Lourdes Fabrega. Con excelente atención.
    Las mesas están dispuestas en un agradable corredor con vista a la piscina y jardines. Muchos pájaros. Clima ideal. Precios no económicos pero muy buena relación calidad/precio.

    Favorite Dish: La torta de queso Cheese Cake es la mejor que he comido. Mejor que en NY!

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    Tinajas: Restaurant-Bar: Fun night!

    by AlexeRoy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Great food, great decor, great show: native dance and music from Panama. NOt expensive about $15-20us per person.

    Favorite Dish: Try thier Yuca pâté: looks like a chicken pie but Panamian style. Make reservations otherwise you will not have a place to sit in the show room. Show on Tuesday, Thursdays, some Fridays and some Saturdays.

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    El Bodegon: Gourmet - Spanish food

    by wapanda10 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The restaurant is the favorite of the Panamenian jet set and tourists.

    Favorite Dish: Paella: Pork, chicken, seafood mixed with rice

    Sarzuela de Marisco: Mixed of sea food with red sauce.

    Cochinillo : baby pig roasted.

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    Restaurante Pizzeria Romanaccio: Good & Very Economical ltalian Food

    by nxlink Updated Feb 17, 2011

    This clean and plain restaurant offers very good Italian dishes at an economy price. I had both pasta dishes and pizza. Everything was to my satisfaction. I found the pasta cooked al dente which is what I like and the tomato sauce was very tasty. The pizzas come in a variety of sizes and toppings. The staff is very professional and helpful. Service was great. Take out is available.

    Favorite Dish: All Pasta Dishes and the Pizza.

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    Masala Indian Cuisine: Indian Cuisine at Its Best

    by nxlink Updated Feb 7, 2011

    It's a bit hard to find good Indian cooking in Panama but you do have the possibility to find the best Indian dishes at the Masala Indian Cuisine restaurant. This smaller size restaurant located in the Bella Vista area of Panama City is decorated inside with rich Indian tapestries and textiles. The Indian ambience is further strengthened by wood carved furniture and screens. The menu includes fish, chicken, vegetarian and lamb dishes. Both Northern Indian Tandoori and South Indian curry dishes are featured on the menu. I chose the chicken Vindaloo curry which was rich and very spicy as it should be. I also ordered an appetizer of Vegetarian Samosas which were very crispy and delicious. The bread I ordered was Naan but it turned out to be thicker and doughier than I am used to. All and all this Indian meal was a great experience. The check turned out to be a bit on the high side but this is often the case in Indian restaurants where everything is a la carte. Service was very accommodating and quick.

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    Pizza Piola: Cool and unique, Tango and Pizza.

    by m1nkey Updated Aug 4, 2010

    There is a pizza restaurant that has Tango on Thursday night. They are an open air restaurant with a dance floor under a cover next to the street. We had a wonderful time, a fine time dancing and a good pizza. They have 90 different types of pizza. Yes 90! and the 91st type is ' Tell us what you want" It is definitely worth looking foe if you want to dance and eat pizza.

    Favorite Dish: PIZZA!

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    Beruit Restaurant: Wonderful Cuisine

    by m1nkey Written Aug 4, 2010

    This was a great place! the food was freshly prepared and the menu was very large. Atmosphere superb, decor was off the chain and the service was excellent. I will definately go back when I return to Panama.

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    Niko's: Good and cheap, perfect!

    by m1nkey Updated Jul 13, 2010

    This is a cafeteria style place that is open 24/7. The food is good, hot and cheap. I got a Gyro with fries and a coke for $4, my wife got a veggie plate( big enough for two) for $3 and a scrumptious cappuccino is $1.50. Gotta love it. They serve American, Panamanian and international meal, sandwiches, burgers, pizza and full meals round the clock.

    Favorite Dish: I haven't had an authentic Gyro in a long time, and this one was perfect.

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    Manolo Caracol: Tapas in Casco Viejo without the menu

    by nyceagle1633 Written Feb 28, 2010

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    Tapas restaurant that does not give you a choice, which was good, what a waste sometimes to look at a menu. All the dishes were good to mostly very good. The staff is excellent. Highly recommended. Please make a reservation, as this is a popular dining experience in Panama City. 25 dollars per person. Wine is 20 to 40 dollars a bottle.

    Favorite Dish: Whatever they bring out, since that is the charm of the place.

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    Java Juice: juice, batidos and supreme burgers

    by iwys Updated Dec 6, 2008

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    I'm not really a burger fan, but Java Juice's muliti-layered Supreme Burgers are great value. They also sell outstanding salads, fresh juice and batidos. Ther place has a modern, fast food atmosphere, metal and glass furniture, coffee sacks and national flags decorating the walls and big windows looking out onto Boquete's main street. It is very popular with Boquete's expat community.

    Opening hours: 10am-10pm

    There is another Java Juice in David.

    Favorite Dish: The Supreme Burger reigns supreme. You can choose any fruit combination batido. My favourite was passion fruit and mango.

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    Choco Chettas- chocolate & strawberries

    by elsadran Updated Aug 24, 2008

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    Mmmm! Delicious, succulent, alluring chocolate strawberries. Unforgettably delicious! Skewers with pieces of marzipan, brownies or strawberries dipped into chocolate and coming out with a yummy yummy coat of it!!! My steps always took me to the shop without even thinking of it. Then I brought my friends, too, and was really happy to initiate them to the passion of chocolate and strawberries! Try it even if you are not very interested in sweets. Well, I am a chocomaniac, anyway...
    One stick 2$ or 2.50$. Strawberries with cream or icecream 2.5$.
    It has some simple dishes for real food, like soups, meat delicacies, chicken, nice salads, fresh fruit juices, coffee and tea, children menus. But the best is the strawberries, prepared in the most imaginative ways to please the eye and the palate!
    Frequented by young locals and tourists. Pleasant Retro Modern ambiance.
    The name? Choco Chettas !

    Centro Comercial Albrook Mall Plaza de la Fuente, Pasillo del Hipopotamo

    Tel: (507) 390 8834 cel: (507) 6618 5870

    Panama, Rep. De Panama

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    Pecado de Sabor - eclectic taste in Bocas del Toro

    by elsadran Updated Aug 20, 2008

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    This was my favourite restaurant in Bocas del Toro and I would have had all my food there if I could...
    Its values are: Excellent food, flawless service, superb taste, warm candle lit atmosphere and a breezy balcony with view to the main street. I met the French Canadian owner who pointed out to me that he cares for quality. I heard they sometimes stay open until very late if the clients are in the mood! Among others I remember the delicious fish dishes including lobster and salmon. There are also Thai, Lebanese and Mexican dishes. Try it!

    Calle 3rd just off the main square, 2nd building to the Park on the 2nd floor.

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    El Bodegon: One of Panama City's Best

    by SilverOakCab Written Jul 19, 2008

    El Bodegon is among our favorite restaurants and a "must go" on our trip to Panama. It is a place serving mostly locals and can be very difficiult to find unless you know where you are going in the San Francisco neighborhood.

    The staff is very professional and the dining experience is quite pleasant. It is one of the more expensive places in Panama City, but definately worth the money.

    Favorite Dish: The menu was created by El Bodegon's Executive Chef Alvaro Perrino and doesn't disappoint. The Tuna Carpaccio and the stuffed olives with red peppers and anchovies are incredible appetizers, but the real highlight of the menu is the King Crab brought in from the San Blas Islands on Panama's Carribean coast. Try the grillled corvina or the seafood paella if your not in the mood for crab. The flambeed strawberries with vanilla ice cream or the creme caramel is a great way to finish the evening dining experience.

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    There are others, but this is a great start!: Our Favorites in Panama City

    by mgraham3 Updated Apr 2, 2008

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    1. Albertos
    2. Habibis
    3. Mar Bella
    4. Casa del Marisco
    5. Tin Bistro

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    Favorite Dish: Try the calamari en su tinta at Mar Bella - its fantastic.

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