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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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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 30
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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
Best Restaurant in the City!!!

Enjoy what the chef has to offer. The menu is change once a year. Not that many restaurants change their menu offer. This one does. All appetizer, entrees and drinks are unique!! Enjoy fish, seafood and meats always with a touch of the traditional panamanian cusine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Panama
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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England
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We like the service. Staff were attentive and nice. We didn´t like the ambiance. The restaurant´s decor is OK, basic, without a personality. The food was OK, but I either too cold or too salty. It was just OK.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We went here last week after reading the many rave reviews of the place. On entering I found the place bare and with very little atmosphere. My husband and I opted for the 7 course tasting menu. Cocktails are nice and service was good and we had great help from manager explaining menu. However - there is NO way this... More 

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Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Enjoy what the chef has to offer. The menu is change once a year. Not that many restaurants change their menu offer. This one does. All appetizer, entrees and drinks are unique!! Enjoy fish, seafood and meats always with a touch of the traditional panamanian cusine.

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Santiago, Chile
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Fantastic food - I went with three other people and we all decided to have the tasting menu, which provided excellent value. Presentation was very nice, and every element on the plate had a flavor that contributed to the overall experience of the dish. The highlight for us was the Maitre d' - I can't remember his name (sorry!) but... More 

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Kiel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

my favorite restaurant in Panama. they serve an awesome food with Panamaian influence and provide a great service with a fair cost.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

the dishes were not what the menu offered, quite curious, if yow know food, you get a surprise.Even though you get other thing than what you ordered, quality was very good

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Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Wonderful place, the atmosphere, the decoration ... etc. As for the quality of service, the service was good (not excelent). I waited a salt about 10 minutes. The food was unsalted and cold when I get to the table. I expected a bit more ...

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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The Chef , Mario Castrellon,has taken unprecedented approach to traditional food from different regions of Panama and combined them in a nouvelle cuisine kind of way which generally makes your taste buds delight.Service is very good and some insist its the best restaurant in town for Panamanian fusion comfort food taken up several notches.The international influence is obvious and some... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Our dinner at Maito was lovely. We had a fabulous goat’s cheese and tomato and green leaf salad and a smoky bok choy dish followed by a Portobello mushroom and asparagus risotto. Our carnivore friends were equally satisfied with their choices.There was a lovely outdoor area for dining and very good service. One of our highlights to Panama City.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Best Restaurant in Panama. Some of the dishes are excellent, some are just good (although meat is on the menu, I don't recommend this place for meat). I think the place would profit from a cleaning of the menu, i.e. dropping or improving those dishes that are not to the level of the star dishes. I have heard friends complaining... More 

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Address: Final de la Calle 50 | 4to Local a Mano Izquierda, Panama City 081602944, Panama
Phone Number: (507) 391-4657
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
Average Prices: USD $15 to $25

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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 to $25

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Doing business

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