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Mexicanita

Mexicanita (Calle 53 Este, Marbella, Panama City) – this is a Mexican restaurant which has received mostly positive reviews from international diners. The biggest plus is its reasonable prices for its dishes, be it the house-made tortillas and chips, the guacamole, enchiladas, or tostadas. Some say it can improve on the décor, but that’s a […]

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Market

Market (Calle 48 entre Calle Uruguay y Aquino de la Guardia, Bella Vista, Panama City) – USDA beef is a status symbol for top-quality beef among upscale Panamanian restaurants, which is a major selling point with this steakhouse.  This along with the organic chicken and pork items served here.  The décor is consistent with similar […]

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Manolo Caracol

Manolo Caracol (Av. Central y Calle 3 Este, Casco Viejo, Panama City) – this restaurant (with an accompanying art gallery) is housed in a renovated colonial building, and serves a variety of seafood and meat dishes.  Diners give this restaurant high marks for its large portions and natural ingredients.  

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Luna

Luna (Calle 53, Marbella, Central Comercial La Florida, Panama City) — In a city where the service can be questionable (even at high-end restaurants), this vegetarian-friendly fusion restaurant has gotten high marks from various diners for its impeccable service, as well as for its dishes – whether it was chicharrones, beef carpaccio, or Asian combos. […]

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La Posta

La Posta (Calle 48 y Calle Uruguay, Bella Vista, Panama City) – reflecting the city’s ethnic mix, La Posta’s menu is a mix of Latin American and European influences. With an ever-changing menu, its food items include USDA beef (apparently a big seller in Panama), fresh seafood, along with risottos and pasta. Its brightly-lit Caribbean […]

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Kyoto

Kyoto (Plaza Bolivar y Calle 4, Panama City) – located within the Casco Viejo section of town, this restaurant lives up to its name in serving Japanese food. They also host live music – bossanova – Wednesday and Saturdays starting at 8 pm.

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Gaucho’s

Gaucho’s (Calle Uruguay y Calle 48, Panama City) – this Argentine restaurant is a reasonably-prices local steakhouse that’s just as well-regarded for its beef sweetbreads as it is for the Filet Mignon and other steak dishes that it serves. Seafood is also served here.

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Fusion Restaurant

Fusion Restaurant (Decapolis Radisson, Panama City) – this upscale restaurant, best-known for its sushi night, offers a mix of continental, Asian and Latin American cuisines. Funny enough, it’s best-remembered for the towering Easter Island statues that make up part of its décor.

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Ego y Narciso

Ego y Narciso (Calle 3, Plaza Bolivar, Panama City) – owned by the same restauranteur that owns Ciao Pescao, Jorge Zarak, this eatery specializes in Peruvian tapas. Aside from that, it’s also noted for steak and gnocchi. Diners can choose between an outdoor patio setting, or indoor air conditioned seating.

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Ciao Pescao

Ciao Pescao (Calle 4, Plaza Bolivar, Casco Viejo, Panama City) – despite its old school setting (or perhaps because of it), this restaurant is best known for its Peruvian ceviche (which is highly-rated by The Saveur Magazine, and even by Aristóloga, the much-feared food critic for Panama City’s La Prensa newspaper). Aside from the ceviche, […]