This restaurant is also is part of the Panama Canal Visitors Center- that means you can combine seeing the Panama Canal Museum with an unforgettable lunch.
You can dine at night when night views of the lit up locks and ships are no less stunning.
**Called by Lonely Planet one of the top 5 places to dine in Panama
**Recommended by the New York Times
Favorite Dish: Seafood. The buffet is only $20.
Great big bustling place, filled with Panama elite when they dress down. Imported steaks and roast beef, sliders and creamed spinach.
WINE LIST IS HUGE AND WELL PRICED.
Favorite Dish: Prime rib on Thurs and friday nights.
Some night's after a long day of sightseeing/birding is is nice to be able to just stay home and eat. Some of the best food that we had in Panama was delivered right to our doorstep.
Jane and Barry at La Montana y el Valle will prepare a meal for you. Just let them know before you go out of a morning what you would like and they will have it ready for you for dinner.
This beautiful old hotel on the north side of Boquete has a lovely dining room. They have been serving food to guests of the hotel and the public since 1914.
The food is good and prices are a little more than some places nearby but not bad.
Great views, very well kept and just all around cute. It's a beautiful place to have a laid back meal. I only had the pizza which was just average, but that's what you get for ordering pizza in central america i guess. The atmosphere more than made up for the mediocre choice though.
Favorite Dish: Apparently they have good fish, that's just what the other customers told me.
Great local charm atmosphere. The food was great and reasonably priced. Two meals came out at around US$15. The waiter was nice and we had a very pleasant experiance. It's a good place to try out local dishes, and not be afraid of whats in them. Tourist friendly but not fake or tacky.
Favorite Dish: I had the shredded beef dish with mashed potatoes. Those were some great mashed potatoes. Actually, the whole thing was good.
Manolo Caracol cooks with love:
I liked very much the ambience, the decoration, the service, it was OK.
Favorite Dish: It was very interesting because they did not ask what you want, they bring you the food..., and a lot of different dishes, but we liked them all.
Intimate and hip Indian Restaurant with an eclectic and delicious menu.
Favorite Dish: We started dinner with the "Chaat Papri" appetizer, which I thought of as Indian nachos. Toasted flatbread wich chickpeas, potatoes, and onions in a mildly spicy sauce with a yogurt drizzle. For the main course I had the "Pescado Tikka Masala" which was a flavorful, spicy fish dinner served with rice. That night they had Lamb (a rare treat in the islands) so my wife had the Lamb Curry with rice. For desert we each had "Kulfi". A creamy Indian ice cream made with cardomum and rose water. Do not miss out on the opportunity to dine here when in Bocas Town. Cafe Om also serves breakfast which we found to be as wonderful and flavorful as our dinner there.
The food was excellent and the atmosphere great. You are perched out over the Chagres River with expansive views of it and of passing ships in the canal. Service was very good. This restaurant is pricey by Panama standards, but that is not surprising, being within the Gamboa Rainforest Resort.
The fun part is that there is a popular Folkloric dance presentation that takes place while you dine. Dancers wear traditional Panamanian dress and if you are lucky like me, you will end dancing!!!
Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday ........................ 9:00 P.M.
Favorite Dish: local food as "carimañolas" , tamales, etc. and seafood
On my island is Kuna Yala, the men were fishing all day in their dug-out canoes. Our sailing gang was either snorkeling nearby or doing hard time trying to tie MY hamac to two palm trees. Auntie Kuna had to intervene with that last one, the guys just had no idea... Usually, we gathered around the long, shaded table on the beach and drank coconut water while talking excitedly of what WE saw that surely no one else had found! We also spent lots of time climbing trees with monkeys on our backs, or trying to look like natives, especially when someone took out a camera.
I was intrigued to see the cousins Rodilio and Gil in the background, walking back and forth from their canoe to the beach. I walked over and asked them in perfect Kuna language, with hand signals and eyes a'poppin, why they were laughing so much. They proudly showed me The cage, full of spiny lobsters, right at my feet in the sea. They sold them for almost nothing and I ran back to tell the skipper, who took care of all our meals with his girlfriend's help.
Would you believe Skipper said he had chicken on the menu that night?! Said "These guys would do anything to make a buck. Don't worry, we have enough food already. I'll get on the dinghy and fetch the chicken on the boat." Cripes! what a disappointment! The Kunas were so kind to us during our two-day stay on their island, I would have bought their lobsters even if I'd been allergic to seafood!
Favorite Dish: Spiny lobster
A real secret, hidden away from the noise it is in a house from the last century. Homemade bread and pasta, crabs flown from San Blas Islands. Really the prettiest restaurant in Panama. Ceiling fans and potted palms. As a a frequent traveler to this city I was thriilled when this place opened. It is a see and be seen place for Panama's elite (on one night I saw two ex-presidents and former Miss Universe). Local paper gave it three stars and and excellent review.
Favorite Dish: Mero from the wood burning oven, fresh tender and smothered in onions. Pasta, homemade wild mushroom ravioli.
Camerones en Hamaca, cheese and shrimps on a fried plantain.
Double cut roaste pork chop with candied shallots. Tender and juicey.
Apple tarte tatin, buttery caramel with Ice cream.
Typical Panamanian atmosphere and traditional dishes, with folkloric shows several nights a week.
Favorite Dish: Yucca is like a potato. The name might sound like Yucky, but it is quite good.
The Panama Rolls are also very tasty.
Modern italian cuisine.
Outdor and indoor seating. Informal atmosphere surrounded by a private tropical garden.
Conveniently located, withing walking distance from the city`s major hotels
Favorite Dish: The pastas and dessert
If you are looking for local food, thats the place.
It has reasonable prices and great taste.
the surroundings are like a tipical house of the provinces of Panama.
El Trapiche specializes in the best of Panamanian homestyle food serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Portions are generous and the restaurant is nearly always packed with locals- a testimony from Panamanians on just how good their Panamanian dishes are.
you will love it.
Favorite Dish: Carimaýola- A delicious roll made with dough from the tropical root yucca and stuffed with a bit of meat and boiled eggs.
usually by breadfast or lunch time
All in all, we enjoyed our experience at the hotel. It is well located, hence you are close to...more
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