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Maito

Final de la Calle 50 | 4to Local a Mano Izquierda, Panama City 081602944, Panama
(507) 391-4657
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Ranked #4 of 475 restaurants in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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88% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Panama City, Panama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

From beginning to end this restaurant never ceased to impress us. We were a party of four, one in our group did not speak Spanish and the waiter kindly translated the entire menu for him. Our waiter was personable and at our service at all times. The berenjena with feta was delicious and I followed with the red snapper that... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I went to this restaurant in Panama last year since my wife is from Panama. I was told by the locals that the restaurant was awesome. However, when I got there i found the food good but not the how I was told by the locals.

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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I really wanted to give this place 5 stars, but I just can't. Almost every dish we had was great, but the final dish, the ropa vieja, was just really bad. It has absolutely no seasoning and really could have used some salt (tasted better when eaten with the provided chips). The squid ink risotto with calamari though is to... More

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Kingston, Jamaica
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Very friendly staff. The carpaccio was to die for. Never in my life have i seen carpaccio so thin and so flavorful. i was expecting the portions to be smaller based on some of the reviews, but it was more than enough for 4 of us. We ordered 4 appetizers to share, and i couldn't finish my main- which was... More

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

4 of us dined there recently and given the fact that this is Panama, the restaurant does a great job with what they've got. Friendly and efficient service, great bottle of Albarino, and between us we tried about 6 apps and 4 entrees. Tuna tartar and avocado was delicious and I highly recommend this dish. Another winner was the cochinita... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

friendly waitstaff. nice menu - we did tasting. Not huge portions but very good food. One of better places we ate at. Make a reservation ahead of time.

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Santa Monica, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is a nice place but pretentiously priced...or portioned. First of all, don't wast your time with the entradads. The empanadas cost me almost $10 and it came portioned like four chicken mcnuggets on a large plate. What's worse is that it was completely bland. I mean, they have over 10 choices to start with so do your research so... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I had heard so much about this restaurant that I was determined to try it before leaving the city. It was difficult to get a reservation - took me three days but was well worth it. We were a large group and thus negotiated a set menu. Expect to order lots of small dishes - we had six courses plus... More

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Panama City, Panama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I love Panama it is a wonderful country but often it can be a challenge to find good service. I always find Maito is not just creative and delicious but the wait staff works hard to make you happy.. I have a lot of food restrictions and it was not a problem at all. The waiter offered me a few... More

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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

If you really want a gourmet meal in Panama City, definitely worth splurging on the tasting menu - all the dishes were great, especially the red snapper - and accompanied by attentive and friendly service. Great setting - the restaurant is set back from the road and has a verandah, surrounded by palm trees and bamboo. It's an easy 15... More

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