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Manolo Caracol

Avenida Central and Calle 3, Casco Viejo | detras de la junta comunal de san felipe, Panama City, Panama
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“tasting menu” (29 reviews)
“bone marrow” (7 reviews)
“fixed menu” (13 reviews)
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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Avenida Central and Calle 3, Casco Viejo | detras de la junta comunal de san felipe, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The dinner and service here is top notch and the prices are very reasonable. Honestly the food is a bargain for how wonderful it is. The combination of flavors in each dish is artistry at its best! The food menu is very simple yet you...More

1  Thank V W
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to the new location of Manolo Caracol and the kitchen has even improved!! On a chalkboard the menu is presented: you can go for the ' tour ' ( we highly recommend this!) or you can choose individual dishes from the tour....More

1  Thank Ama S
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We were in Panama City on business and decided to try Manolo Caracol based on the recommendation from one of the people in our party. The Uber driver had a little trouble finding it but we were glad he did. It was a Monday night...More

1  Thank NCSoccerDad
Reviewed 17 April 2017

It is the typical place they tell you to go. My guess is because it was the only thing there before! Noisy, lousy service and the food, you got to eat whatever is cooked that night, tough luck if you dont like it.

Thank albertocQ4972JB
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We had the exquisite pleasure of dining at Manolo Caracol the a couple of nights before Carnival began. We are so very glad that we had this opportunity. The Tapitas menu was beautifully plated, fresh seasonal foods served esthetically on beautiful slate boards from well...More

Thank robynjoyce
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is closed permanently. We were informed of this by one of the local tour guides. We were disappointed to hear this as we were looking forward to trying it, but our next choice was even better.

6  Thank Cheryl K
Reviewed 27 September 2016

One of the finest tasting menu restaurants I've been to. I just love to be somewhere not knowing the dish coming next and being absolutely surprised by the way the chef thought the menu through. A must go to in Panamá. Requires reservation.

Thank Tourbrz
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This place appears to be permanently closed. Tried to Meade reservations on website, which seemed to be allowed, but the place was dark and deserted when we arrived.

1  Thank Laurie C
Reviewed 2 April 2016

We had an absolutely lovely family dinner (kids aged 6 and 8) at Manolo Carocol. We wandered in after vaguely recalling seeing a good review on tripadvisor. I hadn't remembered that it was an 8-course tasting menu and thought that might be a problem for...More

1  Thank Nomdusage
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Our group of mission participants eats here our final night every year. The food is always unique, fresh and delicious. This year the plates seemed to be extra generous and all 20 of us went away more than satisfied. As there was one member of...More

1  Thank TravelingTeacher59
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Central and Calle 3, Casco Viejo | detras de la junta comunal de san felipe, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: 211-2811
One of the most renowned restaurants in Panama City, this Casco Viejo gem requires guests to put their tastebuds in the hands of Spanish chef/owner Manolo Madueño. You don’t order off the menu—about 12 courses of seasonal dishes will arrive at your table during either lunch or dinner. A cozy dining room adds to the hours-long experience.
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