Ego (no local uses the full name) sits quietly on a corner of Bolivar Square in Panama's historic quarter, Casco Viejo - a handful of outside tables, and a few tables inside ringing an L-shaped bar. Nothing in its modest appearance can prepare the first-time visitor for just how good this place is. It looks like a bar that serves food, when in fact it's the other way around, offering a menu that is international in its intention, and Peruvian at its heart. Much of the food is available as tapas, perfect accompaniments to the drinks for which Ego is well known, especially a fantastic mojito.
Casco Viejo is the southeastern corner of the city, alongside the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. On a breezy evening, it's an ideal place to watch ships coming and going and people strolling by. Don't miss the ceviche, the tuna tartare with a thick layer of avocado and any number of offerings on the thick corn tortillas one finds only in Panama.
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