We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Maito

Certificate of Excellence
$$
+ Add cuisine
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Final de la Calle 50 | 4to Local a Mano Izquierda, Panama City 081602944, Panama
(507) 391-4657
Website
Add hours for Maito and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 308 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 190
    Excellent
  • 81
    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
Good choice...

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 ...

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
estrada_cmfe
,
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
Add Photo

308 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

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 ...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Panama City, Panama
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
USA
Senior Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sao Paulo
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Panama City, Panama
Top Contributor
319 reviews 319 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Panama City, Panama
Senior Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridge
Top Contributor
231 reviews 231 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Maito also viewed

Panama City, Panama Province
Panama City, Panama Province
 
Panama City, Panama Province
Panama City, Panama Province
 

Been to Maito? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Maito staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?