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Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar

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Caribbean, Seafood, Central American
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Calle 11 & Avenida B, Panama City 00507, Panama
507-228-7617
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Las Clementinas Cafe and Bar is an iconic restaurant in Casco Viejo. While...
Las Clementinas Cafe and Bar is an iconic restaurant in Casco Viejo. While the ambiance is distinctively Old Panama, our menu might be described as contemporary Panamanian comfort food. Our highest culinary priority is to use the best local, traditional ingredients we can find while exploring the medley of cultures that have made Panama one of the great cross roads of the world.
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  • 165
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  • 83
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
It was okay

I was a bit disappointed, I was expecting more from this restaurant. It was a bit pricey and food was not spectacular. Their ceviche is very good though, you have to try if you go! It is a very romantic place tough, ask to be seated in the outdoor garden.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I was a bit disappointed, I was expecting more from this restaurant. It was a bit pricey and food was not spectacular. Their ceviche is very good though, you have to try if you go! It is a very romantic place tough, ask to be seated in the outdoor garden.

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Carolina N, General Manager at Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. It's always a little saddening to read that a guest left disappointed with some aspect of their experience, but it keeps us working harder to make sure we keep improving. 100% guest satisfaction is always our goal. I'm very happy you enjoyed your ceviche, however, and hope you return to give us another... More 

New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant gets very busy at night, I do recommend you make reservations to dine here. Very good food and very popular spot among locals. I had the seafood risotto which was very good. They are also known for serving good brunch which we didn't try. They play live music at night!

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Carolina N, General Manager at Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you Maria for your review. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed our Guacho de Mariscos and the ambiance and service. I will be passing on your comments to the kitchen and waitstaff, whom I know will be thrilled. Thank you! More 

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This place would fit in well in Brooklyn or Berkeley. International hip crowd, cute decor, strong a/c, and decent enough food (though nothing especially memorable). Prices were a touch higher than I expected, but cervesas were cheap and it was a welcome respite from the Panamanian heat.

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Carolina N, General Manager at Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Hello BenFlys. Thank you for your kind review of our little place. Likening us to a Brooklyn or Berkeley cafe is high praise and we appreciate it! Glad you were able to find a cool spot with a cold beer to get out of the heat! Safe travels. More 

Plainfield, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We made reservations through our hotel for a Friday night at 8pm. The restaurant wasn't terribly busy, but the staff was attentive. It wasn't a big deal for us, but most of the restaurants in Casco Viejo have someone on staff who speaks English, so you do not have to worry about that. We had the ceviche which was absolutely... More 

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Carolina N, General Manager at Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Greetings from Las Clementinas! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us, and took in the amazing views from our rooftop. I think it's one of the best views in the city (although I'm biased!). We hope you return. More 

New York
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We loved this restaurant. There were no tables available so we sat at the bar. The service was exceptional and so was the food! We had the pork belly appetizer which was fantastic, the garbanzo beans with spinach and a egg (so unusual and wonderful!) and fish and skirt steak as main dishes were also given special care in presentation.... More 

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Carolina N, General Manager at Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

What a wonderful review, thank you! We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed your experience with us. Personally, I love eating at the bar when I come for dinner. Edward is always great as bartender and server! We were open on NYE, but unfortunately had to stop taking guests or reservations as we sold out. We certainly hope you find... More 

Greenvale, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were very happy with our choice of Las Clementinas for yesterdays dinner. The restaurant is very elegant and cozy. Our waiter was excellent. Everything we ordered was delicious and beautifully presented. Would definitely recommend.

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Carolina N, General Manager at Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Greetings tgdc02, and thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience with us. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your meal and the service. Thank you again! More 

Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This historical setting has menu selections that are delicious and appropriate for informal or full entree selections. We had lunch there as part of a private guided tour of the Panama Canal and the old city. Everyone enjoyed the hamburgers, sea bass burger, and salads. Later in the week we had dinner there, and again everyone enjoyed his choice. There... More 

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Carolina N, General Manager at Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for writing and we're delighted to hear you came to dine with us twice on your visit! I will pass on your kind words about our food and cocktails to the staff. I know Edward, our bartender, will be thrilled since he takes his cocktails very seriously! Warm wishes from all of us here. More 

Buffalo, New York
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Our tour of the old city included lunch. They were kind enough to provide me with a vegetarian menu. The sandwiches were exceptional as well as my dish of lentils,quinoa squash and eggplant. Service was very efficient and friendly. Enjoyed the history as well as the ambiance.

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Carolina N, General Manager at Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for writing! From your review, I believe I remember you and your charming family! We're thrilled you enjoyed your lunch with us, and happy that the vegetarian options were to your liking. We hope to see you again! More 

San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Had an appointment for 8:00 pm. Arrived about 15 minutes later, and we were told that the kitchen is about to close. Clearly, there was the unspoken invitation for us to leave. We should have left at hat point, but due to the excellent (inflated?) reviews, decided to stay. From that point on, we were treated like unwelcome intruders. Three... More 

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Carolina N, General Manager at Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Teo, I am so sorry and disappointed to read about your experience at our restaurant. I was truly taken aback by your comments as that is simply not the service, nor experience we are known for. I will be following up on this with the staff and hope that should you ever return to Panama, you will email me... More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Comfortable space in a historic building in Casco Viejo. We had lunch there and had an excellent meal with very good service.

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Carolina N, General Manager at Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you abaesel for your kind words about our restaurant. We are very proud to hear it was one of the better meals you had in Panama, considering we have a good share of great places to eat. I shall pass on your comments to the kitchen and waitstaff, all of whom I know will be thrilled. Thank you! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 11 & Avenida B, Panama City 00507, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: 507-228-7617

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Central American

Description

Las Clementinas Cafe and Bar is an iconic restaurant in Casco Viejo. While the ambiance is distinctively Old Panama, our menu might be described as contemporary Panamanian comfort food. Our highest culinary priority is to use the best local, traditional ingredients we can find while exploring the medley of cultures that have made Panama one of the great cross roads of the world.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?