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Mercado de Mariscos

Avenida Balboa and Calle 15 Este | at Cinta Costera, Panama City, Panama
212-0071
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As featured in Panama City on a budget
Ranked #74 of 485 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: Central American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Seafood plays a central role in Panama City dining—and no place captures it better than the Mercado de Mariscos. At this fish market, you’ll literally bump into fishermen carrying their catches and taking them to the many vendors inside. Be sure to order an affordable and super-fresh cup of ceviche on the first floor—or head to the super-casual but delicious sit-down seafood eatery upstairs.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Seafood plays a central role in Panama City dining—and no place captures it better than the Mercado de Mariscos. At this fish market, you’ll literally bump into fishermen carrying their catches and taking them to the many vendors inside. Be sure to order an affordable and super-fresh cup of ceviche on the first floor—or head to the super-casual but delicious sit-down seafood eatery upstairs.
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Wash
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I took quite the walk from casco viejo to the fish market (i say this because it was the hottest day ever that day and every step I took was like walking directly into the sun) but once I got there, I found the surroundings to be authentic and relaxing. As someone who appreciates local food, I was glad I... More

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Early morning this is the fish market. later the fish market closes and the front is lined with small cevicherias that have almost the same plates of fresh fish, rice and platanos- and all kind of ceviches. All nis fresh and fast.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Seeing all the fish vendors and options for ceviche was fun. We didn't eat a meal here - -more some ceviche and beers. All the patio restaurants have "hawkers" that work hard to have you choose their place. We weren't allowed to walk out on the actual pier where the fishing boats come in -- that would have been even... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Mingle with the local for a great seafood meal at a very affordable price. Tasty fried whole corvina platter sitting next to a local family, great experience. It was fun to walk through the fish market next door.

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Ceviche is amazing and great Price, not a luxury place, good for casual sea food menú, just try it if you don't like don't come back even I am almost sure you will love it!!

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Wanted to clarify a review I posted recently singing the praises of restaurant called THE FISH MARKET located in Casco Viejo. Really meant this fish market ; where the locals frequent, great food, prices, noisy and colorful. Apparently since they bear the same name in English many reviewers make this mistake. Sooo I have pasted the original post under the... More

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Chicago, IL
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is the true fish market not to be confused with the restaurant which we were at first! I loved walking down the walking/biking path by the water to get to the market at the end of the path. You can't beat fresh local ceviche for a couple bucks after an afternoon stroll! Would not recommend personally for dinner though.... More

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lugano
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Fish and of course lots of fresh Fish! Taste a Ceviche Peruano or a fried Fish. Competitive prices, particular atmosphere.

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I would, however, buy seafood to prepare at home if we had a kitchen in our accommodation. The seafood, especially the shellfish looked very fresh. The prices were reasonable. The concierge at our hotel warned us not to eat prepared food there since many previous hotel guests did get sick. A fun sight to see nonetheless.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I love eating in markets around the world and this spot was one of my top visits ever. If you are a local, you can purchase the freshest seafood around. From huge Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Octopus, Sea Bass and more, the market is an amazing trip to see what coms out of the Pacific. The little stands surrounding... More

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