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Cafeteria Manolo's

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Calle 56 Este, Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best omelette in town ,we had breakfast for a full week here as our deal at the hotel didn't include it.we had excellent choice of different types of food including local favourites,good Colombian coffee,huge pancakes with all different fillings. worth a visit when in panama.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Halifax, Canada
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We are staying in Hilton Garden Inn and this place is about 3 min walk. Inside or outside sitting on covered patio. Very reasonable prices . We had spaghetti dinners (two or us), small bottle of wine (375ml, good Chilean Sauvignon ) and 3 beers, the total was $32 Us. Definitely recommend for relax simple clean dining.

Thank Daniela L
Navarre, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Ate there quite often while staying at Veneto, mostly breakfast. Enjoyed everything and just relaxed there after running around Panama all day.

Thank PanamaKid68-72
Panama City, Panama
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

If you want to have best churros in town you must come to this place. I dont recommend this place to eat, The service is pretty bad and The food is expensive and is even worse than The service. The Only good thing is The churros.

Thank Eskivelito
Spring, Texas
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Right on the corner across from the Veneto casino. Interesting crowd at night. We would go inside to the bar and have the old gentleman mix us Seco Herrerano (sugar cane liquor, Panama National Drink) and pineapple. $3.! He made the juices in a blender from all the fresh fruit stock behind the bar. We kept going back and each... More 

Thank mycle22
San Diego, California
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549 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Its located right across the street from veneto casino. Open 24 hours to take advantage of all the hustle and bustle of the casino patrons. Its a good late night drunk food place basically.

Thank satobt
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264 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This Manolo establishment is much better then the others in town. We had three different dishes and they all tasted quite well. Pasta con Mariscos was huge with a lot of shrimps. The steak could be more tender but tasted as well quite good. The place was full of locals and there were a lot of children even though it... More 

Thank goldmann
Oakville, Canada
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Sauce was plentiful and spaghetti cooked just right. Garlic bread and a decent glass of white wine brought the bill to $10.70. Worth the value, and I brought a ton home. My service was attentive too and pleasant.

Thank Trudy B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

This place was not good! I ordered bistec encebollado (steak and onions) I was brought steak with no onions and the waitress said "well I'll just have to owe you the onions because we don't have any". The empanadas that I was so looking forward to were just horrible. Thank goodness I broke mine in half to see the "ground... More 

Thank FoodGuruAtlanta
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

The service was indifferent and the food pretty awful; I was starving, and only managed to eat half my sandwich. Wound up getting food elsewhere.

Thank Kelly I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 56 Este, 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?