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Bella Vista, Calle 51, Panama City, Panama
+507 269-3840
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Bangkok, Thailand
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Foreigners should visit this place. The food is tasty and the show is entertaining. I am pretty sure you will enjoy both.

Thank Latino02
Boynton Beach, Florida
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61 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent show, great staff, delicious food and good price make sure to make reservations at least a week before is a small show area and normally you have to share the table and the best part you can be part of the show

Thank carianiscaraballo
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We went here on a recommendation and it was quiet and quaint. The food was tasty, but the service was mediocre.

Thank WhereToNextFamily
Sammamish, Washington
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117 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We really enjoyed both our dinner (local cuisine) and the dancing. Both Spanish and English was spoken to the audience. The restaurant is not real big, so every seat has a great view. The staff was very friendly and we loved the food - we ordered the combination local plate. Good value for the show and meal. Make reservations in... More 

Thank Dawn L
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156 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Found it by chance as we were walking near our hotel. Lovely atmosphere and very pleasant waiters who spoke some English and I got a chance to speak Spanish. Had local dish Yuca chicken pie and it was amazing, hot and very flavourful. Not a huge portion for some people but plenty for me. Served with some hot sauce, amazing.... More 

Thank canadianinriyadh
Ontario, Canada
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330 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is where the Panama City tour (Nexus) brought us. I have no idea where it is located relative to other things in the city because we were just sitting on the bus watching the driver manoeuvre around heavy traffic. At any rate, the busload of people descended on this attractive restaurant and it was very nice. As vegans, we... More 

Thank DLCAlberta
Miramar, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We arrived very early since we did not have prior reservations. We ate dinner before the show and was accommodated to see the show. Highly recommended.

Thank tbaez0527
Youngstown, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is my favorite restaurant in Panama City for authentic Panamanian cuisine. Nice atmosphere, great service, friendly staff; all at a very reasonable price

Thank tedm613
Cowichan Bay, Canada
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Sorry to say the food was dry, the margarita not drinkable & the dancers were very amateurish.The restaurant is set up like a canteen. Not a good evening we left early.

Thank Marilyn B
Raleigh, NC
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299 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We were part of a tour group of about 30 people, arriving about 1:30 for a buffet lunch. The decor was well done and very nice. Our lunch consisted of a salad, baked chicken, rice, beef with vegetables and a choice of several very nice desserts. The food was all good. Service was minimal since it was a buffet but... More 

Thank RaleighNCtravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, South American, Central American, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bella Vista, Calle 51, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 269-3840

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?