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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 #8 of 493 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
Restaurant details
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
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Panama City, Panama
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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
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21 reviews 21 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
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140 reviews 140 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
426 reviews 426 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I discovered this restaurant in a guide from Panama City in my hotel there. It seems to me interesting and I was not at all disappointed. The place is very cozy, with outdoor sittings and a very agreeable yard. The service is friendly, effective and fast. And the most important: the food was great. Our waiter explained that is kind... More

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Kiel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant in Panama. They provide a very good environment, fancy without losing the cozy feeling. Service is the best in Panama and the Panamanian inspired food could not be better. The chef managed to incorporate local products and traditional plates, into sophisticate , international level food. Nevertheless .... its a fair price restaurant where you will... More

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Granville, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great place for dinner in Panama City! The service was attentive and the food excellent. My friend had the tuna and I had the red snapper. A staff member spoke English and was helpful with our order. Cost was very reasonable, especially compared to others in the city. Can be dressy or casual.

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Panama City, Panama
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very consistent restaurant. Great menu, fabulous mojitos! Everything that I have tried at Maito, I´ve liked. My favorite dishes are the beef carpaccio, the Risotto Colón and the Panamisu (which they took out of the menu, I don´t know why?). Nice indoor and outdorr seating. It is always full so book ahead!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Entraña is the best dish of Maito. Good for famaily meeting.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were at Maito 2 out of our 3 night stay in Panama. You simply *have* to try their excellent cooking. Every single one of the dishes we ordered were expertly prepared and served with a loving smile. We were so lucky to try their dried angus starter special - new tasting experiences can be rare, and this was most... 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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