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El Sitio Restaurant de Playa Venao

Playa Venao, Panama City, Panama
507-832-1011
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Ranked #202 of 489 Restaurants in Panama City
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: El Sitio de Playa Venao opened to public in 2009. It Combines fine international and seafood cuisine with a lively surfers atmosphere and a beach Bar.Located in the center of Playa Venao the home of 2011 Billabong-ISA World Surfing games. Surf shop on premises.open 7 days a week 7:30am to 10:00pm. Bar is open 12pm until last client for the day. Every Sat. a nice Party is held at El Sitio Bar, and gathers people from all over the region.
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Pedasi, Panama
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Beautiful view of the ocean. I have eaten there at least six times, and was never disappointed. The food is freshly prepared and tasty. I had a pasta dish with large langostinos that was absolutely scrumptious. Great place to eat at Playa Venao. Highly recommended.

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panama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Much better food then I expected at a remote beach side restaurant, bar. Very fresh and well presented. Service a bit show, but you enjoy the views and atmosphere..

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woodstock, il
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We came back to El Sitio after enjoying it two years ago, and would not recommend it again. Prices have gone up to levels you would pay for the same mediocre food on the beach in California. They have put up signs to keep coolers off of "their" beach. They seem to be leading the way in this area on... More

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Pedasi, Panama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch on a nice quiet day at the beach. The menu selection was very inviting, I had a hard time choosing! Since there's not too many places serving curry, which is my favorite, I opted for the chicken curry. It was delicious. Not too spicy, served with a nice rice and yogurt sauce. I had a to-go order... More

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Beautiful setting with really tasty, gourmet food. The owner is a lovely woman who made us feel welcome. We loved the fish and the steak. We ate here twice out of our 4 night stay in Playa Venao.

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Denver
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

While staying in the Playa Venao region, we were told to sample the highest rated restaurant (El Sitio), it was touted as up-scale beach food. On New Years evening, we were put on a wait list for 2 hrs, and then subsequently told that they would be unable to seat us. We came back the next day for lunch, and... More

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1Assaf, General Manager at El Sitio Restaurant de Playa Venao, responded to this review

Unfortunately you are right... On and around new year, we were overwhelmed by the demand and the amount of hungry folks that came by to visit and experience our kitchen and location. Our kitchen and suppliers couldn't handle the huge demand, service was hurting and people were complaining. No excuses - The restaurant is part of a small boutique hotel... More

Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We have been to Venao several times and eat here at least once every trip. The staff are young and seem to be there more for the party and the setting than to help you. We even witnessed a lovers spat between staff, right when we were trying to get information from one of them! Basically they were taken away... More

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boquete,
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

it all started out fine. it seemed odd that the restaurant was basically empty, except for the owners son having his lunch and than the waitresses eating ice cream out of the containers (i assume that was the end of it). the waitress was indifferent, but i dont really care if she does her job. she doesnt has to love... More

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Santa Marta de Hojancha
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We had the best time staying at this place. The food was really good and the service was the best. I will be going back soon.

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London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Really THE only place to eat in Playa Venao (unless you want Pizza, then go next door as they don't do Pizza at El Sitio). Food is fresh, tasty and well prepared. Expect to pay around $15 for each plate, but it really is worth it. Just not easy on pocket if you are there for a few days. The... More

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Additional Information about El Sitio Restaurant de Playa Venao

Address: Playa Venao, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 507-832-1011
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Seafood, International

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