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Mi Ranchito

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Isla Naos | Amador Causeway, Panama City 0843-0124, Panama
507-2284909
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Mi Ranchito Restaurant is the perfect environment to enjoy with family...
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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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 141
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always have to come here

Every time that I have to go to Panamá, I must visit this restaurant. Great service, excellent food and the price normal. My favorite dish is the Cóctel de Camarón, I recommended to try next time that you visit this place, won't regret.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Tatiana M
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Every time that I have to go to Panamá, I must visit this restaurant. Great service, excellent food and the price normal. My favorite dish is the Cóctel de Camarón, I recommended to try next time that you visit this place, won't regret.

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Panama Cit,y, Panama
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

One of the oldest food venues on the causeway, this restaurant offers one main building with several little ranchos where you can sample several local dishes. View is okay depending on where you are placed, but you can certainly feel the sea breeze as you are fronting the second island island of the causeway with the little cove behind it.... More 

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Despite the fact that Mi Ranchito is off the beaten track, you'll feel rewarded once you get there. There's nothing fancy about it, but the outdoor patio is very soothing for a meal with a few friends or family. Try the ceviche to start and the Shrimp al Ajillo as your main dish. The side of tostones are delicious, but... More 

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Culver City, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Busy Saturday night with wait, traditional Panamanian seafood-focussed cuisine, musicians. Requested water and mixed drinks; water was reluctant to come to the table. Server disappeared (on break?). Our minimal yet adequate Spanish was seen as an inconvenience, not as an invitation to break out some Panamanian hospitality. This is on the Amador Causeway which is constructing a park across the... More 

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El Valle de Anton, Panama
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108 reviews 108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This place is always packed at lunchtime with people waiting as well. Not sure if its because its almost the only place open at this time. Service is good, the food is inexpensive and not bad either.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We visited this place as the final meal for our tour group visit to Costa Rica and Panama. The setting is potentially good but currently the view of Panama City is obscured by a road construction wall. Service was slow from the start and repeatedly mistakes were made on orders and drinks. The white wine was warm, the cocktails weak.... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

One of my Panamanian host's long time favourites! Try Mixto de marisco al ajillo! Try to find one of the inside tables near the water! Later in the evening, take a leisurely walk along the Causeway near the colourful Museo de la Biodiversidad!

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Brandon, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My wife and I stopped with our driver (he is a local). He had a soup...we both had ceviche...all great. The only issue I had is that it seems most everywhere we went ...they charge more than what the menu (or the price tag at a grocery store) says. It wasn't work arguing...still good.

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The food was greasy. The service was mediocre. The view of the city is blocked by a wall that has been put up along the Amador causeway.

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Appleton, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Oh my, I ordered Sangria. It came in a PITCHER! Extra ice even. See my photo. Very good but probably enough for 3 people. Did I mention it was only $12?

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Isla Naos | Amador Causeway, Panama City 0843-0124, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: 507-2284909

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?