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Restaurante Portogalo

European, Portuguese
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Avenida 12 de Octubre, Centro Comercial Metro Plaza, Panama City, Panama
390-0000
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Ok food

We decided to try something different in Panama but our local friends weren't excited to come, we should have known better. Food is not bad, but it's not exciting either. They told me they had ran out of squid for my squid ink pasta but were going to substitute the squid for other seafood. Ok I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
Sivi811
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Orange, California
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Orange, California
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138 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We decided to try something different in Panama but our local friends weren't excited to come, we should have known better. Food is not bad, but it's not exciting either. They told me they had ran out of squid for my squid ink pasta but were going to substitute the squid for other seafood. Ok I thought, but how did... More 

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Panama Cit,y, Panama
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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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
3 restaurant reviews
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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17 restaurant reviews
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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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148 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida 12 de Octubre, Centro Comercial Metro Plaza, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: 390-0000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese
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

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