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Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar

Calle 11 & Avenida B, Panama City 00507, Panama
507-228-7617
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Ranked #5 of 452 restaurants in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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.
Restaurant details
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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NYC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Had the seafood risotto and wasn't thrilled about it. Guess had very high expectations because of the great reviews from friends, but nothing to rave about.

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

Hello and thank you for writing. I, too, am disappointed that your meal was not to your expectations! Our Gaucho is usually a hit with people, so I'm very sorry this one fell short for you. Hopefully, you will return some time and we will have another opportunity to exceed your expectations! Wishing you well, Carolina. More

Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We ate at Clementinas on our first free night in Panama. We had a group of of 10 and made a 6:30 reservation-no problem getting in at that time, but if you wait till much later I'd recommend a reservation. Clementinas has a specialty cocktail menu that was fabulous and everyone in our party loved the food-they even offered 3... More

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

Thank you so very much! We're so happy that you and your party enjoyed your evening. I know Edward's signature cocktails are a hit with our guests, although we will be tweaking our cocktail menu soon! Hopefully, you will find your way back to us and give them a try! More

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This restaurant was booked for dinner so we opted for a light lunch of fresh seafood (calamari) and salad. It turned out to be the best mid-day meal we had during our nine days in Panama. On a hot spring day, Las Clementinas proved to be a bright and airy refuge. No wonder it is a popular gathering place.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review of our restaurant. We're sorry to have been fully booked but so pleased that you passed by regardless for lunch! And even more pleased that you enjoyed everything. We do hope you come again! More

Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The place is great for breakfast. It is nearly empty but the food and service were great. Try the Hojaldra, a lightly fried panamanian bread with your eggs or omelet. The orange juice was cold and fresh.

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

Thank you so much for your kind words about our breakfast! It's kind of little secret, since we're "technically" closed for breakfast to the public, except on weekends. However, if someone walks in we certainly don't turn them away. We're glad you enjoyed it! Kind regards, Carolina More

Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We wandered around looking for this place based on its hotel reviews. (If you are really good they have a golf cart and can come pick you up at your hotel/residence in Casco Viejo). You walk in and it feels like you are in 1950s Cuba! It seemed to be the place to be...all kinds of high-rollers and wannabes cycled... More

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

Dear seoulsoulman, While we're very happy that you enjoyed your dinner with us, and the service and piano-playing of our restaurant manager, I'm very disappointed to hear about your burger. While it is an unfortunate reality that sometimes things like this happen, it's something we always endeavour to be on top of. I will be following up with the chef,... More

Stamford, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The service and food at this gem in the oldest area of Panama City was terrific. We stayed at the Hotel and had breakfasts there each morning and one delicious dinner. The breakfast in particular SO exceeded what we are used to when we see "breakfast included" in room rates!

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

Thank you for your review! We're delighted you enjoyed your meals with us, and that our breakfast exceeded your expectations! I'm so very partial to our breakfasts also. Thank you again. Carolina More

Bayonne, New Jersey
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I decided to give this restaurant a go after reading so many positive reviews about it. We were the only people in the restaurant but the service was excellent and the food was delicious. The portions are small and it's pricey for Panama. I felt though, that I was satisfied with meal and I felt that it was well worth... More

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review about our restaurant. We're so happy that you enjoyed our signature Plantains with Brie and Passion fruit ceviche appetizers and our service. We hope you return and give us another chance to wow you with our cocktails. Thank you again from all of us at Las Clementinas. More

Nueva Gorgona, Panama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The food and mixed drinks are as good as the hotel, and you just can't beat the hotel. They were celebrating the new highway around Casco Viejo when we were there in early March, and the fireworks were spectacular viewed from the hotel's roof. Las Clementinas is our choice for overnighting in or near the City. Both the restaurant manager... More

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

Thank you Mack J for the lovely words about both the restaurant and hotel. We appreciate all our guests, but repeat guests such as yourself, are always a special treat for us all. We hope to see you again soon! More

Alamo, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Right on the edge of the Casco Viejo, part of the 6 room hotel we arrived at just now. Clearly a well organized and dedicated staff. A busy bar with locals, tables filled with what appeared to be upscale visitors. The manager had been playing excellent piano earlier. So we stayed for dinner of fried eggplant starter with a local... More

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

Dear BobOxenburgh, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so happy that you found our restaurant to your liking, and enjoyed Carlos' piano playing. I do know he's a favorite with our guests! Thank you again, and we hope you return. Kind regards, Carolina More

Stow
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We stayed here mainly because of the high rating of the Las Clementinas Cafe and Bar. Their welcoming drink was delicious and very appreciated. Breakfast each day was very average although the choices sounded better then they were. We frequently had to ask for parts of the meal that were not delivered. And, the one dinner we had there was... More

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

Dear Diane, we could not be more disappointed that you, and your party, were disappointed by the food here. I'm not entirely sure what happened on the night you came to dine, but your experience is not the usual one here, I can assure you. As I mentioned, after we spoke, I promise you a better experience should you return... More

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