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Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar

Calle 11 & Avenida B, Panama City 00507, Panama
507-228-7617
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Ranked #11 of 478 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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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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

San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We recently returned from a 10 day trip to Panama City. We spent 3 of those nights at Las Clementinas! The first night we arrived, the restaurant was full, so we took a seat at the bar. What a treat it was to spend time with Edward! He suggested and made the most fabulous cocktails. His attention to detail is... More

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

Hello! We all remember you both very well -- especially Edward! I told him this evening about your review and mentioning him, and he beamed! Thank you so much for your amazing review. We are all incredibly happy and proud that you spent so much time with us and enjoyed yourselves. Please let us know if you return! More

Panama City, Panama
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I went to Las Clementinas for a business lunch, so although I didn't actually pay the bill, I made a quick calculation and think it was quite pricey. Still, the food was very good and creative, a fusion between Panamanian/tropical flavors and fine cuisine. I really enjoyed the usual Panamanian ingredients used in an European way; for example, sweet plantain... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write. We are really happy to hear you enjoyed the food. We find out prices to be incredibly competitive with pricing in general in the Casco and Panama City as a whole, for food of this quality. And you are correct, a "conchuela" is a scallop. I shall beat the server... More

Fairfax, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Had a great time with two colleagues at dinner in Las Clementinas. The location is a beautifully restored hotel and is worth a look itself, great ambience. I had the Sea Bass with cooked and raw veggies on the side and it was perfectly turned out! One colleague had the tacos and he loved them. The manager, Carolina, came by... 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're all really thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food, ambiance and service. We sincerely hope you find your way back to us for another visit! Warm regards. More

louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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

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