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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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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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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
Very good restuarant!

Very good restuarant with nice atomsphere. I took a steak for main course and it was probably the best meal I had in Panama City. But my starter was a bit disapointing which drags down the overall experience a bit. Atmosphere was really good with live music but I found it strange that the place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
hsango
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Dusseldorf, Germany
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

On our second night in Panama City we visited Las Clementinas, which offered plenty of vegetarian options as well as some tasty treats for the carnivores. We were seated in a small garden area out the back and were eager to enjoy our meal. We started with a pepper and hummus dip with bread, a spinach, roasted pepper and lentil... More 

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

Dear Bontaks, While I was pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food during your dinner with us, I was incredibly disappointed to read about your service. That is simply not our usual standard. I would love to follow up and see exactly what happened that night and by whom you were served. If you find time, please email me... More 

Manila, Philippines
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

You can applaud a restaurant for trying but when failures are resounding it leaves a nasty taste. We were seated at the bar which was where all our disappointments began. Looked after by a young and well-meaning but obviously untethered bartender, we looked at the menu of drinks and asked if their martinis were made of gin or vodka. The... More 

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

Hello JVATravels and thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review of your dining experience with us. We regret that you did not enjoy the food, and that you found our staff inexperienced. We don't really endeavor to be anything more than a friendly and tasty neighborhood restaurant -- first class certainly, but we don't really... More 

Dusseldorf, Germany
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Very good restuarant with nice atomsphere. I took a steak for main course and it was probably the best meal I had in Panama City. But my starter was a bit disapointing which drags down the overall experience a bit. Atmosphere was really good with live music but I found it strange that the place closes down so early, we... More 

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

Hello hsango and thank you for writing. We're very glad you enjoyed your meal and the live music during your dinner with us. We certainly hope you come and see us again if you return to Panama! More 

Panama City, Panama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The staff are friendly, but the management are the problem. The manageress stood in the corner by the till, watching over the staff but doing nothing to help. From being a friendly and relaxed neighbourhood restaurant, it's become somewhere the staff are pushed into topping up your wine glass every two minutes. Not what you hope for on a nice... More 

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

Hello Julian, and thank you for your comments. I'm very sorry you had a disappointing experience at the restaurant, since it seems you have visited us before. I think we always pride ourselves on being that "friendly neighborhood restaurant" you write about, so it's very disappointing to hear that that was not your experience. We all hope you give us... More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We had a great meal and were treated very well at Las Clementinas, so much so we went back the next night! The manager Paola was wonderful! She made sure each guest felt special and took great care to make sure everyone's needs were met. She showed us her guest rooms which were enchanting. On our next visit I would... More 

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

Hello Mad123son and thank you for writing. On behalf of Paola and the entire restaurant staff, thank you for such a lovely review. I know Paola will be thrilled with your comments and I will make sure I pass along your kind words. More 

Wailuku, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

When we are in Panama, we like to have dinner at Las Clementines in Casco Viejo. It just seems to do everything right. It is in a boutique hotel with an intimate atmosphere and incredible staff who make you feel special and cater to your every need. Everyone working there seems to sincerely want you to have a wonderful dining... More 

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

Wow Shirley, what a great review of our little place! We're thrilled you enjoy your dinners with us, and I would definitely agree that the entire staff is sincerely dedicated to giving each guest a memorable experience. We look forward to your return! More 

Dublin
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Las Clementines was recommended to my by a friend who frequently visits Panama. It is located opposite a police station on a quiet corner in the old town. The decor is very French. I had lunch here on a Saturday, the restaurant was surprisingly quiet, I was a bit worked that I would not be accommodated as I did not... More 

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

Hello and thank you for your review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our signature Clementinas Burger and the Ginger-Mint lemonade (which comes in a "hard" version, too!). We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

South East London
Top Contributor
230 reviews 230 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Stayed in the hotel here so ate breakfast every morning and had dinner here on two occasions. Delicious food and very helpful staff. Gets very crowded and there is live music most nights.

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

Hello Stephanie and thank you for writing. We're delighted you enjoyed your time at our hotel, and that you found the restaurant to your liking as well! We hope you return one day. Safe travels! More 

Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

We were fortunate to have stayed at Las Clementinas for an extended period and so got to try the first class breakfast every morning but saved the best for last and had two dinners there that were exceptional! I'm glad we saved eating there till the end because they were so good, that had we tried them on our first... More 

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

Goodness, we are so incredibly humbled by your review. I know each and every member of staff works incredibly hard to make sure that each guest has a wonderful experience with us. It is exactly your review that makes it all worthwhile for us. Thank you so very much for your time in writing and I certainly hope you return... More 

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We actually stayed at Las Clementinas and felt lucky to get one of their beautiful suites. We ate at the Café several times and were never disappointed. The service was fast and friendly and the dishes were imaginative and delicious. Eat here.

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

Thank you for another lovely review! I'll pass on your kind words to our staff, whom I know will be delighted. Safe travels! 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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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