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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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Ranked #8 of 500 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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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Panama City, Panama
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Everything in the menu is really good. Love the outdoor ambient at night. The ingredients they use are grown on their own garden and you can see and taste the freshness in the dishes. Need to reserved in advance, they are always booked.

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Boquete
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is one of the best hotels I have stayed. Ariana was the first person I spoke with: And all through my stay (8 days). she helped me in every aspect of my trip. She spoke English Muy bien and she continued being a friend and she was very professional. The breakfast was so fantastic that I skipped lunch saving... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It is not cheapest place in town, but it certainly worth a visit at least once. Food there is rather art, but really delicious art!

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Had the tuna tar tar and ropa veija was delicious. Service was on point and the restaurant has a nice atmosphere.

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A colleague and I had dinner at Maito on a weekday night in October. As other reviewers have remarked, it is a good idea to have reservations. Also, since the restaurant is a bit out of the way and inconspicuous, it’s advisable to be able to give clear directions to your taxi driver, such as those on the restaurant’s Web... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Nice lunch. The location and décoration is nice. The restaurant is in sort of old house. Had some ham and cheese balls as a starter and argentines meat. The idea of serving typical panameen cuisine with a gourmet style is good but I prefer something more authentic.

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Panama City, Panama
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I've been few times in Maito and in general I had a good opinion since the food and the service is very good however last night I was surprised by the special dish I had which was the "cochinillo". I would never expect such simple and not truly tasty dish will cost 42 dollars. I was not explained the dish... More

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Maito combines the local ingredients with fresh ideas. They are far from the basic and rather dull Panamanian food. Some of the ingredients are even in the herbs garden in the yard. Sophisticated plates. Very good!

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Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Food, Food, Food. Very few can claim having fresh produce on premises in the city. Fresh local seafood is served with a Panamanian attitude. Consistent, good quality product, usually packed so call ahead.

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Being one of the one the top rated restaurants in Panama we decided to give Matu a try. We could not have been more disappointed when we realized we fell for one of the great restaurant scams. The average entre menu item was priced in and around the $20 range, however we were offered a seafood special which was fresh... More

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Manuel F, Owner at Maito, responded to this review

Hello LLHGEG, We regret that you found the experience in Maito unpleasant. I wish to clarify, however, that the two dishes that you happened to order are considered delicacies. Centollo, a King Crab native to the San Blas Archipelago is hard to come by as it is hand collected by free diving Kuna Indians. The price point is standard in... More

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Additional Information about Maito

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 - 25

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