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Restaurante Portogalo

Avenida 12 de Octubre, Centro Comercial Metro Plaza, Panama City, Panama
390-0000
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Ranked #271 of 508 Restaurants in Panama City
Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Portuguese
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Panama Cit,y, Panama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

With an ample menu that covers the whole range of Portuguese fare, from its world famous bacalao to several roasts and chicken, there is an option for everyone. Pleasantly surprised at the relationship price - meal size - quality. Portuguese decor and references to its golden age of exploration in the 1500s add to the allure of the place. For... More

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Panama City, Panama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Extremely disappointing. Ordered the meat medium rare, it was served completely dried and overcooked for US$19.00. For that price I would have expected a better product.

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Panama City, Panama
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194 reviews 194 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have been to this place twice and both times I was a bit disappointed. Their specialty is seafood and I had the bacalao and the corvina on separate occasions. They tended to be greasy for my taste. Service was also a bit slow.

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Panama City, Panama
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

I had never had Portuguese food. This restaurant has a rich, traditional menu. It can be overwhelming, but I was with someone who could recommend. I got steak and salad, and they knew how to not over cook the meat. We had drinks and two main dishes for less than $30. Very bad dessert options (go next door to Stizzoli... More

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USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I went to Portogalo again, my first time was over 2 years ago. I went again, because I wanted to try the Bacalao (salted cod), and I was not disappointed, it was as good or better than on my prior visit. Very authentic portuguese cuisine. The appetizers are varied, and good also. Good portions. I will go there again. Not... More

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Highland, Maryland
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221 reviews 221 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Restaurant is in a mall, with very average decor. Place was not crowded on a Thursday night at 830 pm (odd for a good restaurant in Latin America). The menu is immense so I asked the waiter for his recommendation. He suggested cod or sea bass on their "portogalo" sauce, a overly sweet white sauce with prawns. We ate as... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I've visited this restaurant on four occasions and I've found it to be consistently excellent. Service is prompt and courteous, and the food is incredibly delicious.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

at times, depending on the server choice, foof can be good.i travel to go there and have great service, or great food, but i'ts not consistent. so i won't waste a try .weekends the music is not pleasant .i'ts disturbing

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Additional Information about Restaurante Portogalo

Address: Avenida 12 de Octubre, Centro Comercial Metro Plaza, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 390-0000
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Portuguese

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