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El Chitre

Main Street, Isla Colon, Panama
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good51%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rice” (6 reviews)
“ate here” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Main Street, Isla Colon, Panama
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

I ate there for breakfast both mornings that I was in Bocas Town. I believe there was a second incarnation on third Avenue, but I think that one is closed. The restaurant reviewed is on second Avenue, just where it bifurcates from first Avenue. It’s...More

Thank Rob W
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

The best restaurant is the one close to the Tropical Suites hotel,nice and well seasoned food, very cheap and worth it.

Thank Marcio M
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The typical soda (if you know that from costa rica). A rice, beans, meat plate at 4.75... Big save in isla colon, where a bad burger can cost you 9 dollars. Absolutely recommended.

Thank Nat P
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Cheap and good eats served cafeteria style. I ate here at least once a day on my recent stay in Bocas. Most meals cost $3 to $5 . Clientele is overwhelmingly Panamanian. They know a good thing. I went to the restaurant on Calle 2....More

Thank 505badgolfer
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We kept trying to give Chitres a chance as it's cheap and central. But the service is appalling. We have friends who live here and the woman working on the main St is notoriously unkind. She messed up our order and then charged us extra,...More

Thank IngiD
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

The best kept secret in Bocas. Delicious local food that is full of flavour and doesn't even touch the hip pocket (I.e super cheap). Best empanadas in Central America and a nice traditional ambience makes for a complete dining experience. Main Street. Across from pharmacy...More

Thank Colin D
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

The food is very local, and you pick what you want, like rice/noodles with potato salad and meatballs or chicken. I recommend getting the brown rice. It is quite tasty because it is not just rice but mixed with some other ingredients. And the price...More

Thank Iris L
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Chitre is the local Restaurant that since years . They just opened a second place behind the Parque in Bocas town.

Thank amanap
Reviewed 29 January 2016

This Fonda had a great review in my travel guide. I love fonda - inexpensive local food. This one did not disappoint. I had the pork chops and my wife had the meatballs. The meatballs were awesome, the porkchop was fine. Each plate came with...More

1  Thank wayrobinson
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Fast self service, cute little restaurant, best prices !! Downtown, nice to watch the streetlife....

Thank Anna K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon
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