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Final de la Calle 50 | 4to Local a Mano Izquierda, Panama City 0816, Panama
+507 391-4657
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37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I really loved this proposal from a panamanian chef honestly I was amazed it was very nice and tasty.

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Thank Rodrigo C
Paris, France
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After a dinner at well rated Madrigal yesterday and Maito tonight, I came to the conclusion that so-called refined food is not a great idea in Panama. They just don't have the culture - and probably not either access to the right ingredients. Once again, dinner for 2 was 150$ - with no wine. Would pay in Paris or NY... More 

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Thank Phil C
Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here was less flavorful and not as nicely presented as with some other restaurants like La Post and Donde Jose or Madrigal. Flavors were somewhat bland and at odds with one another. Service was average. The atmosphere was good though the restaurant did not feel intimate...it was a bit oversized for the number of tables) and there is... More 

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Thank Mike W
Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I chose this restaurant because it was on the 50 best list for south america. We ate at this restaurant on a Friday night in February, prior to Carnival starting. Perhaps the chef was not in because the tasting menu was inconsistent for the 4 of us. The presentation was sloppy and none of the flavors were memorable.The picture you... More 

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Thank lawyertravelgirl
Sao Paulo, SP
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I made a reservation 3 weeks before and when I arrived in the restaurant, it was closed. I don't understand why they didn't notice me. I went to Madrigal instead. Great choice.

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Thank Erika M
Sao Paulo, SP
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342 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The menu looks very interesting, but then the food itself is not. Fish done right, but bland, and the potion was rather small. The piece of fish sat by itself in the middle of a large plate. I had to order extra sauce, which was also bland. The food is not flavorful in general. Service is a bit slow as... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I was very eager to go as this place was recently included in the "50 best" list for Latin America. Only restaurant in Panamá included, and Panamá has a great culinary offer, so expectations were high. To my surprise, when we arrived I realized that I've been there before in May 2014 and it wasn't a place that I remembered... More 

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Thank Manuel G
Panama City, Panama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

One of my all time favorite Japanese place in Panama. Their quality is always above average. We were like 4 women, had the bento boxes, sushi n the lunch burgers. Bento boxes r very complete n works even if u r on a diet. Soup, salad n protein. PERFECT! Been there many times for dinner. Great service n great food... More 

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Thank Koms70
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice quiet and elegant restaurant. Very popular with locals. Relaxed atmosphere. Food is very good and the specials of the day are excellent. The roast pig was HUGE! The waiter should have warned us that portion size was good for two.

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Thank L00K-See
lima, Peru
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91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Excellent food, great taste , great wine paring. It has a tasting menu of aprox US$70.00. I really like it and is one of the best restaurants in Panama

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Thank Cecilia D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Cuisine
Latin, Seafood, Central American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Final de la Calle 50 | 4to Local a Mano Izquierda, Panama City 0816, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 391-4657

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?