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Restaurante Manolo

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Calle 55, Panama City, Panama
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The Americas
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184 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The waiter had an attitude. Kept talking to me as if I was his buddy. Zero respect. He seems to be a former gang member in rehab. Price of the daily special is up 25% from my last visit. I ordered chicken breast and he brought me chicken thigh. He kept rushing me out. Portions are smaller each day. The... More 

Thank ViajeroESQ
Anthem, Arizona
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552 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

The $6 dinner special of spaghetti plus a Corona made a great dinner at low cost in the middle of a large city. This clean friendly eatery is also a good place to wait out a typical panama rainstorm.

Thank Robert A
Dunkirk, Maryland
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

My family and I went to eat at the Manolo's in Via Argentina. We were very pleased with the food, the serving amount, and the price. We considered it very reasonable and good food. We would definitely eat there again for sure.

Thank SJSS71
Zurich, Switzerland
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229 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

I think thats the better place to just grab a dring as a local food. Local food is nothing special here, we saw much better places. But if you starving and you are actually nearby just step in. The prices are fair and is still better than fast food :)

Thank Kamcio
Panama City, Panama, Panama
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50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Went there for lunch, ordered the day's special, Mixto de mariscos, I have never eaten so dried and bland seafood. Sandwiches were through the roof and really, not good. NO I will not go again, not even the coffee and churros that made them famous is worth it.

Thank Carlos B
south carolina
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

The food was just ok. It is in a busy part of the City with a number of hotels in close proximity. The price of the food is inexpensive. My biggest issue was seeing a roach crawl across my table. I couldn't eat there after that. Keep in mind that it has been around for a long time and is... More 

Thank m j
San Diego, CA
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Great food! Try the Lasagna with chicken, pizzas, excellent prices! The service was not that great but the food makes up for it!

Thank JGSanDiego
Pelham, Canada
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197 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2015

We stayed at a hotel near this restaurant. It is a popular, busy restaurant in the area. Dining is informal and the food is good value for the money. Service is good and the staff appear to have worked at this restaurant for a number of years. If you just want regular food, it is a good place.

Thank bankerross
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2015

We stayed at a hotel around the corner and discovered this local restaurant. Greta food and drinks and the price was right. Service was outstanding. We had breakfast and dinner several times and give it a big thumbs up.

Thank Tom201122
Chitre, Panama
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122 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2015

Manolo's is located directly across the street from the Venato Hotel. This is a popular local restaurant and it is very busy during meal times. It is popular because it serves good food and a great price. The service is good, especially for Panama. The food is not gourmet, just regular food that is very tasty. The menu is very... More 

Thank PanamaVagabond

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 55, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City

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