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Restaurante Isla Iguana

$$ - $$$
Seafood, South American, Central American
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Calle Principal, Pedasi, Panama
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Panama City
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are a seafood person this is the right place for you! The Ceviche as an appetizer was delicous, as the catch of the day, they had a fresh seafood mix served in creole style with patacones, or fried plantain. Seafood was tender with a great taste.

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Thank Ana T
Sarasota, Florida
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365 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

There is nothing upscale about this restaurant but they cook the fish to order. Our tuna was excellent. The service good and very friendly. If your looking for fish in Pedasi, this is the place to go.

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Thank John D
Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Isla Iguana is a nice little local restaurant located on the edge of Pedasi. The owners are very nice people and on any given evening you'll find la Sra. watching her telenovelas while the locals enjoy their dinners. The food falls somewhere between fonda food and restaurant food and if more than one person is in your group don't expect... More 

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Lake Worth, United States
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Walked all the way to the south (?) end of town on a hunch that this restaurant would be different from those clustered in central Pedasi... Service was very attentive: got a glasss and pitcher of ice-water (without asking), large frosted glass to go with my ice-cold Balboa, and a large saucer of sliced lemons (my request was "limons"--limes) to... More 

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Thank Robert F
Pedasi, Panama
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Food is always OK not gourmet but satisfying, portions are fair and prices are about average. Lived here for many a year and still go there even if the service is not top notch, it is good food !!

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Thank panabart
Panama City, Panama
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

this is a fonda type restaurant, which doesn't mean its not good, it is good. We had the red snapper, arroz con pollo and I had the special for that day which was the chicken with arroz and guandu and potato salad, everything was good, a very good portion, and served rather quickly. The restaurant is very humble looking but... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

The service was excellent. We were a party of 5 and our server was very patient, friendly and helpful. The food was wonderful and reasonably priced. It was a very pleasant dining experience. I highly recommend it.

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Thank william k
San Diego, California
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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

The local fishermen recommended this place cause they would cook our catch for us. We would take our fish filets that we caught that day in with us and they cooked our fish to perfection. We would order it several different styles and each one was delicious. With patacones and platanos on the side with rice it was a great... More 

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Chapin, South Carolina
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

We loved this restaurant and the staff and owners were so friendly even though they didn't speak much English and our Spanish was very limited. The food was excellent and the price was good. Very enjoyable.

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Thank LisaNord1
Zermatt, Switzerland
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Having been given the address by a group of fishermen who were catching lobsters on the Distiladeros beach in Pedasi for this restaurant, we went there to order fish to go. The family owning this local place was very friendly and prepared a meal for our eleven-person family in half an hour. The fish was fresh and tasty. A very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Principal, Pedasi, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Los Santos Province  >  Pedasi

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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?