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Isla Naos | Amador Causeway, Panama City 0843-0124, Panama
507-2284909
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Ranked #67 of 529 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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Savannah, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Everything I ate was awesome. The best fish ceviche I've ever had, the Corvina al Ajillo was so tasty, we had "Arañitas" (fried squid) which were very good, the ambiance is outdoorsy, weekend nights they have live music, in a 5 day holiday we ate here twice. it is a bit out of the way. It's in the Causeway which... More 

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Panama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

So disappointing! We placed a simple order--a mediocre/bad daiquiri and a beer were delivered, followed by an app. Very so so. But, hungry, we decided to order something else. We waited. And waited. And waited. Our server passed several times and managed to avoid eye contact with us several times. Then disappeard for good. Afer some time passed, we approached... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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205 reviews 205 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I would not rate this high on my lists of restaurants to visit in Panama City, but if you're making your way out the Causeway and want to sample Panamanian food, this isn't a bad option. There is a main dining area and a series of little thatched-roof umbrella tables outside. Service wasn't great and the food was basically average.... More 

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San Mateo
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104 reviews 104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

....if only they could try and have one or two real vegetarian dishes this would be an excellent place for lunch or dinner. However they do have a tiny selection of sides - all starch - no greens. Service is fast and attentive. Margaritas are so so. Piña coladas are good. Most dishes ( we were 13 in our group)... More 

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Aurora
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107 reviews 107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The food was very good especially the ceviche (3 kinds to try). We all had different meals and we all were happy with our choices. The beers were cold and plentiful. The service was good. Nice view of a cove with a variety of boats.

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Excellent Fish menu, friendly staff and not an expensive cab ride to the Causeway from downtown panama City.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Have been here a couple of times and its a must when coming to Panama. Its usually full during the weekends, so you should be patient when waiting for a table...it can take a while. Its not a luxury restaurant....its actaully pretty rustic, which i belive its part of its charm. Atmosphere its a bit crazy, always full....but food its... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I ate lunch at this restaurant. The food was very good. I really recommend the octopus. The service was a little slow, but the taste of the food made up for it.

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San Diego, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Very enjoyable dinner at reasonable prices. As others noted the half order of grilled mixed seafood ( not on menu) was great and more then enough for any appetite. Drinks were also reasonable. I would make this a must on any trip to Panama City.

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a place where you always feel like there is a party going on. It's very festive and the view is beautiful. They have a huge menu and wonderful fresh fish and amazing plantains. The price is right The people are nice. There is enough variety on the menu to keep you coming back.

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

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