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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Scenic view
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Very busy

We had dinner here on our recent trip to Panama City. The food and service was very good, especially as it was very busy. I understand that Pencas restaurant is under the same management, and is close by. If we had the choice, Pencas would win.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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milton keynes
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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here on our recent trip to Panama City. The food and service was very good, especially as it was very busy. I understand that Pencas restaurant is under the same management, and is close by. If we had the choice, Pencas would win.

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Dallas, Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's the most Panamanian restaurant on the Causeway serving good (not great) local fare. There is even a tiny beach there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great food, great service highly recommend it. There might be a long waiting line. The fried fish is the specialty. The lime pie is amazing. We also got a papaya shake and a pineapple shake that were excellent.

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Michigan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had a dinner here the other night. They did not speak English, but we were able to get through the dinner just fine. It was pretty windy and each dinner was served covered to keep the meal warm on the way out of the kitchen. The fish was good, the plantains forgetable, and the garlic bread noteworthy. No view... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I had a small birthday dinner there and it was awesome. Great service , the waiter was super nice and they had a live music show. Food was good and prices also. I will visit often in the future.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This place was ok for the price. Service was terrible. We had 4 different people wait on us and none would check back so much as to see if we needed another drink. There were maybe 12 people in the restaurant and we counted 14 people working in which must were standing around the cash register chatting. They didn't even... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The main view was blocked by hurricane shields. If you stand on the tips of your toes you can see a wonderful view of the city of Panama across the Panama Canal inlet. When seated, you can see a marina, but nothing beyond the storm shields. The food was tasteful. But for vegetarians, it is questionable what is in the... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We came to this restaurant on a Tuesday night and waited for 30 minutes. Seafood was quite good - almeja a la criolla and norteno are must. Service was good. We tried beers from local breweries and they were ok.

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Orange, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This has got to be my favorite restaurant in Panama. The food is delicious, ambience is casual but cute under this big hut and with nice views (although it's now blocked by construction) and the prices are great. We always order the almejas al ajillo (clams with garlic sauce), corvina frita or al ajillo (grilled filet or fried whole fish),... More 

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Milwaukee, WI
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had a long layover in Panama and hired a guide to take us to lunch and site seeing. We were hungry so we asked to do lunch first. She must have had a kickback because this place is about 45 minutes from the airport on the other side of the city. Learning moment here – do your research so... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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