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

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  • 188
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 27
    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
Best in Panama

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
caf1975
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Geneva, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is a nice, clean restaurant, but everyone hypes to be gourmet and it is really not. It is a good place to go for a quick lunch or perhaps a dinner with friends. It is certainly not gourmet and from the last time we were there, it has gone down.

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USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Went there for lunch with friends for the first time this last trip. Had heard about the restaurant, but had not had the opportunity to try it. Service was very good. Started with several appetizers, the cochinita pibil con tortilla panameña and the eggplant (berenjena) were delicious. I had a guacho de mariscos (seafood platter) which is the best I... More 

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Sao Paulo
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126 reviews 126 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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304 reviews 304 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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226 reviews 226 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions

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