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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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Ranked #98 of 540 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: Central American
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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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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Imagine eating low cost fish while sitting in an outhouse and you've got the picture. Spend a couple more bucks and get fish elsewhere as there are countless places in Casco Viejo and in Panama City to get great seafood.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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212 reviews 212 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I had lunch in the restaurant on the second floor of the market. Ordered two appetizers: A Peruvian style ceviche and fried calamari. The ceviche was a mix of fish and assorted seafood (shrimp, octopus, squid, etc.) and was incredibly fresh and delicious. Very bright citrus flavor, and the abundant red onions were a positive contribution to the overall flavor.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,853 reviews 1,853 reviews
723 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We walked from the metro station here and it looked safe. This restaurant is located on the 2nd floor of the fish market. We had corvina ceviche to start and whole fried fish with yucca as main dish. Everything tasted fresh and yummy. The chucks of fish on the ceviche had bones but they were pretty tasty. Nice service. Good... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Our go-to place for Ceviche - it was outstanding, and many types to choose from at the various food stalls. Some areas very loud, and all areas super casual - so be prepared - this is outside eating, with disposables, afterall. Wanted to go back day after day for a terrific value in assorted seafood options.

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

sit outside at any counter for fresh seatfood and to watch locals. Go inside for larger meals. Dont go too late, closes early.

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quebec
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This restaurant is second floor to a fish market so expect the smell. The building was donate by Japan to Panama. Some tvs plays soap operas. The menu is very complete and they have a bar. I ate fish with shrimps. Was delicious. They take credit cards there. It's on the sea shore and you can after walk to Panama... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is a very popular but filthy place to have a meal. Crowded and disorganized. Vendors every where will try to hook you up to their ceviches. They are bad. Some of us got sick. Service is worst. From the time we sat down to the end of the meal we had lost almost 2 hours. manners are very rude.... More 

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Panama
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

You cant beat this place if your looking for fresh seafood. Small coctels and ceviches are under $2. You can mix and match. Beer is $1.25. I eat here all the time.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

If you go to Casco Viejo stop by the fish market and have a lunch at one of the outdoor restaurants there. These restaurants are local places, you´ll see less tourists but natives who have their food here. If you want an authentic feeling of Central America with good food and loud music you should visit this market! The fish... More 

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Lagos, Portugal
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We went twice. The first day around 5 pm to eat ceviche and the next day at noon. We ordered a mix (ceviche, cocktail, fish and seafood) for 4 people, which is good to taste a bit of everything. It is cheap

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Additional Information about Mercado de Mariscos

Address: Avenida Balboa and Calle 15 Este | at Cinta Costera, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 212-0071
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
Cuisine: Central American

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