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El Fogon

$$ - $$$
South American, Central American
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Between Hotel Toledo & Hotel National, David, Panama
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David, Panama
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207 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It just sort of feels like coming home when you enter El Fogon. You would not know from the outside what it is like inside.... plus it is air conditioned, a rarity for David restaurants. Good food, pretty good wait staff mostly more mature, comfortable and the prices are not out of this world.

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Thank tarzantheman
Sarasota, Florida
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340 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very large restaurant that is extremely neat and clean. The menu is extensive but we knew going in that we wante a hamburger. Our hamburgers were delicious and the fries were excellent. I would expect that the rest of the menu was good as well.

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Thank John D
David, Panama
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Is very well kept restaurant own by a family with a lot of experience in this business. The food is very fresh very good and you can choose almost anything you like. Is confortable and the service is very good.

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Thank Carlos S
Fairfax, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Despite the very large menu with similarly sounding food, we made a selections without fully understanding what we ordered (menu is completely in Spanish) and chose wisely. Probably the best grilled chicken I've ever had. Portions are large and staff is very friendly - great service.

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Thank Michelle C
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Our waiter was making us feel right at home. He was a restaurant's owner's dream. He never let our sangrias dry out. We had fried calamares with good flavor, but pretty chewy. The main course was a grill plate for two with different types of sausages, chicken, beef and veggies, plantains and fries. The taste of everything was excellent, but... More 

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Thank Karl S
Panama
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We enjoy the setting as a family. But the hamburgers we ordered were terrible. The meat was like meat loaf and the flavor and bread freshness and overall quality really lacking. The lasagne on the other hand was delicious. We felt overall it was too pricey for what we got.

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Thank PaoloViajero
Lone Tree, Colorado
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330 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

Great food and service. Our server was practicing his English and we were practicing our Spanish, so we had a good time conversing.

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Thank Don_and_Renee_H
Basel, Switzerland
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015

We met at El Fogon. The fish was good, I liked the chuleta ahumada. Service very attentive and fast. We stayed in the air conditioned room which was nicely fresh, not freezing cold as in other places.

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Thank JorgeFlaco
Corolla, North Carolina
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

Great food, great service !!! I Had the roasted chicken, everyone else had the fried shrimp. We definitely will be going back.

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Thank christinerobertcarov
David, Panama
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

We went on Mother's day. Different menu than normal. Not much to choose from. My wife liked her food, I didn't.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
South American, Central American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Between Hotel Toledo & Hotel National, David, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  David

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