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Mi Ranchito

Isla Naos | Amador Causeway, Panama City 0843-0124, Panama
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Ranked #43 of 473 restaurants in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Mi Ranchito Restaurant is the perfect environment to enjoy with family, friends and tourists; a familiar restaurant that offers a menu of varied Panamanian foods, with particular attention in preparing seafood at affordable prices to all visitors.Our style and decoration provides an opportunity to spend an enjoyable time. Part of its structure is a ranch of indigenous Panamanian style in an open-air environment. It is a good place for breakfast, lunch or dinner; enhanced with a happy and live music.
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Awesome food. Get the fried corvina with fried plantain. Great service by Karinis the server. Garlic jumbo shrimp, garlic clams and passion fruit smoothie. Awesome service great ambience.!!

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El Paso, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This place has very good mix of seafood and Panamanian food. Great views of the water and nice sets of walking paths and shops nearby on the causeway.

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Columbia, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If you have a hankering for typical Panamanian food and seafood, this is a good place to go. Visited by mariners and local Panamanians alike, it is a hot spot on the weekends. My sauteed squid was very good as was my husband's octopus. My parents thought the corvina was a little salty. The best dishes, however, were ordered by... More

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San Francisco, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great outdoor seating with views of ocean and Panama City. Came here for lunch before visiting the Punta Culebra Marine Reserve nearby. Had the octopus which was tender. Good service.

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East Prairie, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My mother and I accidentally stumbled upon this establishment after walking the causeway. We stopped for dinner. The view of the sun setting and dusk was INDESCRIBABLE! It was so beautiful!! The food and service were wonderful. The empanadas and homemade-tasting strawberry ice cream are a must! The prices are very affordable. Tuesdays there is live music. It was so... More

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Santa Marta, Colombia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We arrived on a Sunday around 1PM and the place was packed - with a line in front (which always is a great sign) - after a 20 minute wait we had a table overlooking the bay and were immediately given a menu and asked what we wanted to drink. We ordered beer and split the seafood platter which was... More

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Panama City, Panama
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Our landlord in Panama recommended the restaurant for us, and we are happy we took his word for it. The menu was familiar to us from our days in Nicaragua: fish, shrimp, and chicken in 4 different sauces, but the taste was worlds apart. I had shrimp with creole sauce, and it was heavenly. I wasn't hot or spicy, then... More

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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Great unfussy spot on the Causeway - good value for money in a good setting, with a view over the bay. Good seafood dishes and pleasant staff. There is sometimes live music which adds to the atmosphere..

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

No complaints about the food. It was good - not quite as good as these reviews indicted in my opinion but maybe there is a lot of bad food in Panama City. I admit the grilled corvine I ordered arrived hot and was tasty, even though it was actually pan fried and breaded. My husband's shrimp in creole sauce was... More

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new york city
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

A friendly open air , Panamá style restaurant with great views and breezes , Mi Ranchito is a hold out from the early days when the causeway had little commercial development . The extensive menu has lots of seafood and meat dishes , but this vegetarian was able to order a generous dinner salad , garlic bread and tropical fruit... More

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