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All 486 Panama City Restaurants

Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar

Calle 11 & Avenida B, Panama City 00507, Panama
507-228-7617
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Ranked #16 of 486 Restaurants in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Central American
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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 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We had a really nice meal at this restaurant. The food was all well made and had some interesting flavours. The main course of roasted pumpkin ravioli was a little sweet for me, but it was still a good dish. The starters, wine and the dessert were all excellent. The service was of excellent also, just the right balance of... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We are staying at Las Clementinas which in itself is a treat after a rugged 19 hour travelling spree from New Zealand but the evening meal at the restaurant was superb. The bar and the decor is gorgeous. I particularly enjoyed the red snapper dish. The live music was unobtrusive and entertaining. Much better than the boom boom dj music... More

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

Hello! We're so happy that you're welcome to Panama was as nice as you write. Carlos, our piano-playing manager, is indeed a treasure, and always a guest favorite. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and thank you for your lovely review! More

Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This was our last dinner in Panama and it was the best meal we had by far! The place was quiet but full of charm and the service was surprisingly quick and friendly. The food was truly delicious and well presented. A sophisticated interpretation of South American fare with an international touch. Everything was fresh and unique. We were told... More

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased that your last impression of Panama was a good one and that you enjoyed strolling through the beautiful streets of our neighborhood! More

East Lansing, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I went to this restaurant (after reading reviews on TripAdvisor and recommending it to the group) with a group of colleagues while we were in Panamá for a conference. It was a hit! Food was delicious, service was great! I would highly recommend it!

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

Hello and thank you for writing! We're pleased you and your group enjoyed your dinner and we certainly hope you return again some day! More

Bucerias, Mexico
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I still can not understand how people rate this restaurant so high. It was a big disappointment. I could not recommend it. There are better places in Panama. The salad was warm, not cold and fresh. The sweet plantains dish was average. But the worst was the fish, hard, terrible, really is the worst fish I have ever eaten anywhere... More

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

Goodness, don't be sorry! We're sorry we disappointed you. I am honestly taken aback that your experience was so terrible, and have already spoken to the kitchen to see what could have happened that evening. I can't apologize enough, and if you are ever in the area and wish to give us another opportunity to show you that this is... More

Panama City, Panama
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a hotel and restaurant in Casco Antiguo. The building is really beautifully restored. Thein indoor patio is very nice. The menu is good, they have a little bit of everything. I like this place better for the ambiance than for the food itself.

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

Thank you very much for your kind words about our little restaurant. We agree that the garden is just a lovely and romantic place to dine whenever one is in Casco. We do hope you return. Warm regards. More

Panama City, Panama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Loved it, perfect decor and excellent service. Food was delightfully presented. The out door garden is charming and the music adds a lovely touch,

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

Thank you Jan W for your kind review. We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed the food and ambiance, and enjoyed the live music we have on the weekends. Thank you again! More

Berlin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a small restaurant of a very nice hotel in old town. Not only the interior is beautiful so is the well trained staff. Cocktails are great. Appetizers are sumptuous and the entrees are masterpieces in decoration and taste. Deserts are to die for. Truly, this was the best dinner we had through our two week vacation in Panama.... More

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

We are all so humbled by your incredible review. On behalf of all of us here, please accept our most sincere thanks and hopes that you return again. Saludos from Las Clementinas! More

Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Our visit and diner at Las Clementinas was a truly delightful experience. Not only is the restaurant a fascinating historical and architectural gem in a truly unique location in Panama City, Casco Viejo, but also the restaurant provides first class service and cuisine. We found the menu to be rich in both standard and unusual offerings for every taste prepared... More

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

Wow, what an amazing review! I have always strongly felt this place is a little hidden gem. We could not be happier you agree. Carlos will be thrilled with your mention of his service and piano playing -- he is excellent at both! Thank you! More

Panama City, Panama
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Clementinas has topped themselves with a NEW! dinner menu of "perfect plays" on Panamanian cuisine. No boring yucca/name/plantains here...yet all the entrees celebrate the spirit of Panama with luscious twists and tastes. Examples (which we recently savored): The pork belly "starter," the seafood stew w. coconut rice, and the goat (yes, juicy & succulent goat, in Panama vs. Trinidad, Tobago,... More

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

Dear Mary, Thank you so much for your detailed, thoughtful, and incredibly kind review. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your dinner with us, and the changes to the menu and we certainly hope we can host you again! Warm regards. More

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