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Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar

Calle 11 & Avenida B, Panama City 00507, Panama
507-228-7617
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Ranked #16 of 493 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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Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We went there Tuesday night. After a warm welcome you will discover a very well decorated bar, vintage photos. Food is simply great especially the coco soup and the chicken paillard. A place to recommend for a cool dinner.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This was a terrific surprise. A lovely intimate hotel bar and dining room in the historic Casco Viejo district. Braised pork belly appetizer was as it should be, porkalicious. The Gaucho de Mariscos, seafood risotto, was amazing with perfectly cooked prawn, scallop, shrimp and other delights in a tomato based risotto served with lime and a complex piquante sauce to... More

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

We could not be more pleased than you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant. Your review had us at "porkalicious"! We are thrilled to know you'll return and we look forward to welcoming you back. More

Las Trojes, El Paraiso, Honduras
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We visited on our last night in Panama City. White tablecloths, tile floors, and antique photos make you feel like you have stepped back to an older Panama. The food is quite modern, fresh, and unique. Very tasty. The staff speaks both Spanish and English.

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

Thank you so much Katie R. for your review! We definitely try to give people a taste of the Old World when they come in to dine, and we're glad you appreciated that as well as our food and service. We hope you visit again soon! More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

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

Hello and thank you so much for writing about your dinner with us. We are very happy you enjoyed your meal and service, and we are all about relaxed and welcoming -- shorts and vest included! Please come again, and always come as you are. Best regards. More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
30 helpful votes 30 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
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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

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