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Maito

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Final de la Calle 50 | 4to Local a Mano Izquierda, Panama City 081602944, Panama
(507) 391-4657
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 185
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
not as good as everyone says

nice place, good service, good food. very noisy inside. prefer a table outside. it's much better. pehaps because of so many good rviews I expected more.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
marilena57
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Sao Paulo
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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291 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sao Paulo
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126 reviews 126 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

nice place, good service, good food. very noisy inside. prefer a table outside. it's much better. pehaps because of so many good rviews I expected more.

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Panama City, Panama
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283 reviews 283 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant is a buy away from the other restaurants in the area but is very popular . They have a shorter menu for lunch and a more complete one for dinner. The place is simple , homey and very inviting. They have outside seating as well. Food is plated very well . Pretty to look at and very tasty... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Beautiful setting, excellent service, wonderful culinary experience! You can never go wrong at Maito. Everytime we go, we just know the quality of the service we are going to experience and the fine dishes that will always delight us. The restaurant is exquisitely decorated, the waiters are well trained and the food is consistently excellent. What more could you ask... More 

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Cambridge
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224 reviews 224 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Situated in a lovely house with gardens, Maito is by far the best restaurant we went to. For $50 you get a superb tasting menu that is inventive, delicious and not too big or small. Everything was extremely tasty, service was excellent, and the wine list was reasonable. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Panama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I've been in Maito 10 to 12 times and the culinary experience have been excellent everytime. If you want to taste local food with a twist this is the place to go. Be sure to taste from the appetizers to the deserts all excellent. Is hard to recommend a specific dish because the menu gets updated frequently. Service is also... More 

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California, US
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10 reviews 10 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Although I normally like to "eat like a local" when I travel, I was so impressed with the fine dining in Panama City that I kept finding myself in high-end restaurants. Maito is in the Bella Vista area of Panama, not too far from the cluster of luxury hotels off Avenida Balboa. In addition to a la carte fare, there... More 

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calabasa, ca
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Prix fix excellent value for very well prepared and innovative food. Service was excellent. A bit of a ride from the central business district.

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Los Altos Hills, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We enjoyed the tasting menu at Maito (7 or 8 courses for about $50). Great dinner with interesting fusion creations. You do need a reservation here, but we made one by the internet the day before and that worked! Only one staff person seemed to speak English, but that person was very accommodating and accessible for us. Service was excellent... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We sat outside, all dishes where we'll presented and my lamb ribs where awesome. Highly recommended restaurant in Panama.

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

I have been several times to maito a d they have their ups and downs, it really depends on the day you go... The food is OK, had some terrible ones and some good ones... The staff is friendly. I like the deco! I go every now and then with friends, but wouldn't go the extra mile for it

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Final de la Calle 50 | 4to Local a Mano Izquierda, Panama City 081602944, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: (507) 391-4657

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?