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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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  • 21
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  • 5
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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
One of the better meals we had in Panama City

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
abaesel
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villanova, pa
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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villanova, pa
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful city buildings in the world, updated just enough to provide an excellent taste of modern sophisticated drinking and a convivial social experience. Highly recommended for any visitor to Panama City who can affordit.

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Berlin, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A perfect menu of decent priced food that is fresh, tasty and above board! A must if you are in Casco Antiguo/Viejo! Located on the "outskirts" of Casco- but we still felt safe!

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

What a great review! We are a little off the central grid of Casco, but it is very safe here and both the staff and the neighbors like to make sure that guests feel welcomed. So happy you enjoyed your time with us! More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Located in the old city, the restaurant has been able to combine excellent food, wonderful service and great food. We were very impressed with the two seafood dishes we had and with the excellent wine list with which we were presented. The atmosphere is very informal--you really get a feeling of history as you relax in this charming venue. Don't... More 

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

Hello and thank you for writing. We are definitely an informal place, with a bit of quiet elegance thrown in. I'm glad you found your time with us relaxing and the food enjoyable. I will relay your comments to our staff and I'm sure they'll be thrilled. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The vibrant and extremely warm staff at the hotel and restaurant turn a sensitively preserved landmark of Casco Viejo into a gourmet experience and a perfect hostelry. We had goat tacos, ceviche, avocado with platanos sushi, a perfect hamburger, ice cream, and a genuine espresso from a very varied and creative menu. The garden with tables sheltered by underlit palms... More 

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Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We enjoyed our meal this evening. Based on other TA reviews I ordered the pork belly starter and my spouse ordered the carrot/tomato soup. The pork was nicely seasoned, and the soup was okay. We each ordered a fish entree and both were enjoyable. It is the atmosphere which sets the mood for such a nice evening. Interesting building and... More 

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

Hello and thank you for writing about your experience with us. We are very happy you enjoyed our atmosphere, which I agree is unique and special, and also happy that you found the food enjoyable also. We are happy you came! More 

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

this is our second time to the restaurants. my wife liked it so much the first time, she put it on facebook, how much she liked it. the food again was very good, but this time they did not have the live music as past time. the live musis (piano and a guitar) was very good during our fist visit.... More 

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

Hello Peter and thank you for writing about your two visits with us! We are delighted to hear your wife enjoyed (and posted!) her experience with us. We do have live music on Friday and Saturday evenings, so those are the best nights to come in if you like live jazz. We do hope you return! More 

Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great spot and charming restaurant but the prices are a tad high for the food which is not that special. Enjoyed ourselves but some of the other restaurants in Panama have far better food with much better prices.

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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 happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and your food. We do find our prices comparable (if not under) other restaurants in the neighborhood, and are sorry you felt they were too high. However, we do hope you return another time so we can impress you further. Happy holidays! More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The service including the valet parking was excellent. A very adequate menu and really good food. This was the third time we have been there for lunch and plan to go again next time for dinner.

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

We're so happy to hear from repeat guests! I will make sure to pass on your very kind words to our restaurant and valet staff. We look forward to having you back with us! More 

New York City
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I stumbled across this brunch, hungover, and it gave me everything I needed... juice, coffee, alcohol, an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert. It was fast, it was good, it was filling and the staff are very friendly.

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

Hello jjfelt and thank you! Your review made us all smile here. It's great to know that we can be a nice place for a guest to come hungover (we've all been there at some point!). I will make sure to pass on your kind words to our staff. I agree, they are very friendly. Happy holidays! 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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