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Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar

Calle 11 & Avenida B, Panama City 00507, Panama
507-228-7617
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Ranked #7 of 475 restaurants in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Central American
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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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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louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Our small group stopped in for lunch, were seated and taken care of right away. Located at the edge of what we were told is the safer zone, this cafe is charming, like it could be a set from the movie Casablanca. We ordered the pre fix meal and were not disappointed in the least. The chef is creative, each... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the food and ambiance, and hope you make your way again to us some day! More

Grand Cayman
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We ate here one night during our stay and enjoyed it. The restaurant was quiet and didnt have many people in it. I recommend the passion fruit ceviche and the short ribs starter. both had amazing flavours. I enjoyed the seafood risotto. price was reasonable but a little more expensive than the other very good restaurant we ate at the... More

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

Hello and thank you for writing! So glad you enjoyed our signature ceviche! We do have outdoor seating in out lovely garden. We're disappointed that you were not able to see it. Hopefully another time! More

New York City, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Went once for brunch and once for lunch. Love the feel and ambience. It's as if you were going back into time, yet without feeling dated. The food is well made and carefully selected. A truly memorable experience. Now I wish I could have dinner there

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

Thank you so much for the review, amanwarre! We're really happy you enjoyed your time with us, and really do hope you can make it back for dinner some day! Cheers, Carolina More

Panama City, Panama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

What I love about this restaurant is that every single time I go, the service and the food are flawless. Consistency! Prices are entirely reasonable and the selection is great, love the veggie burger.

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

Hello and thank you! Your review just made our day! We love our regulars and returning guests and are so delighted to hear that your experiences at the restaurant continue to be great. We hope to see you again soon! More

Doha, Qatar
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

It was our last night in Casco Viejo...after a horrible lunch at Tequila, we wanted something memorable to end our weeklong holiday in CV. We found it at Las Clementinas. It is a small bar and restaurant, but more than just a cafe, in my opinion. Nice decor, and part of a boutique hotel, the ambience is upscale but relaxed.... More

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

Wow, what an amazing and detailed review! Thank you so very much for all your kind words about our food, staff, and ambiance! We did, indeed, recently change the menu and while the corndog was one of my personal favorites also, we do endeavour to change things up a bit sometimes. I know everyone in the kitchen, as well as... More

Shaker Heights, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Nice setting in an old town garden. Excellent food and a decent wine list. Prices reasonable. Interesting cocktail list

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

Thank you for writing about your experience at our restaurant. I completely agree that the garden is one of the most beautiful spots to dine in the city. We are delighted you enjoyed the food, since we recently changed the menu. I will be passing on your comments to our staff. Thank you again and we hope you return. More

Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We went to dinner here the other night. Great atmosphere- cafe feel with live piano and a wonderful food selection. I had the prawn corn dog and sautéed prawns for dinner. My wife had the corvina. All of it was excellent. The staff in the cafe and hotel (they helped call our taxi driver) were great as well. We would... More

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

Thank you so much for writing about your experience with us! We're so grateful you wrote and enjoyed your food and our staff! We've just implemented a new menu, so hopefully should you return you will enjoy that just as much! Best wishes, Carolina More

Miami, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We had a Ladies Night Out at Las Clementinas last night. It is not a large restaurant. Our party of 14 took up the whole of one side. I had only appetizers-- sea bass ceviche, carimañolas, shrimp and corn fritters with mint lemonade (fresh juice) as refreshment. The portions were on the smaller side. I should have ordered a side... More

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

What a lovely review, and thank you for having your ladies night out with us! We are delighted you enjoyed the food, service and piano-playing of our restaurant manager. We are, actually, a neighborhood restaurant first and foremost -- although many foreigners and tourists, such as yourself, have found their way to us. The English section of the menu is... More

Miami, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

To tell you the truth, I haven't been that impressed with the food in Panama City. There's really not a lot of character or unique flavors, but this place had a fun rustic old world feel with creative dishes using great ingredients. My Guacho, seafood risotto was really well done with lots of nice flavor profiles and the 15th century... More

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

Hello there Rod C, and thank you for writing about our place! Since I can't really speak to your experience with Panama's food in general, I will say that I am very pleased that you found the food here to your liking. Coming from Miami, which is its own culinary wonderland at times, I can imagine you have high standards,... More

Whitetop, Virginia
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We are staying at Las Clementinas for our anniversary and enjoyed dinner in the restaurant. Old world attention to detail mixes effortlessly with impeccable service and outstanding food. We simply dined at the bar where Edward and John provided wonderful service. Our Spanish is not good, but their English was enough to get us through the ordering with no errors!... More

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

It was an absolute pleasure to have you with us again, and on such a special occasion! I am delighted that you found John and Edward's service to your liking. I really feel our staff is what makes Las Clementinas something special. Hope to see you both again! Best wishes, Carolina More

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