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Diablicos

Casco Antiguo, San Felipe | frente al Ministerio de Gobierno, Panama City, Panama
005072289495
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Ranked #121 of 480 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: Central American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Chicago
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78 reviews 78 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have eaten here on two trips to Panama. The first time I literally stumbled onto the place just to find refuge from the hot sun and humidity. It is a very "Panamanian" restaurant with local food and a nice atmosphere. filled with Panamanian masks and art and Panamanian figures and art work outside the restaurant. They have certain dance... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We love to try local foods while traveling, and Diablicos was one of the few Panamanian cuisine restaurants we found in Casco Viejo. The portions were larger than we expected and ended up taking quite a bit of food back to the hotel with us. We started with the chorizo empanadas and carimanolas which were both excellent. We also had... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were walking along the old town and this restaurant caught our eyes with the extraordinary decoration. Both the outside and inside have beautiful masks, paintings & figures. We had a great lunch and our waiter was very friendly.

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

More relaxed atmosphere with really good local food. The rum recommended by staff was the best we tasted. Prices were very decent and interior decor. Great experience overall.

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

We loved the casual atmosphere and the authentic Panamanian food! Don't forget to try the spicy picante sauce with plantain chips!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We came upon Diablicos in Casco Viejo in Panama City by accident, but we are glad we did. Great service--our waiter was very attentive and helpful. The owner was right there the whole time. We ate outside on a beautiful night and the food was great--local Panamanian fish, nice wine, great service. They had Panamanian dancers inside and the mood... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you are visiting Panama, it is worth to eat at the Diablicos. This restaurant is decorated with devil figures resembling the powerful destructive forces pictured by the Mayan legend. In religious festivities, those images represent the rejection of the Paganism by the Catholic church. Diablicos serves very nice typical Panamanian food. The servers are friendly and will go extra... More

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was our go-to spot for lunch, Corvino ceviche with these fantastic plaintain scoopers.This was the BEST ceviche we had in PC. The staff are really sweet and welcoming. The drinks are also quite good. Great decor and laid back setting, with local charm, although you will see both tourists and locals here.

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Charleston, SC
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Diablicos is in the Casco Viejo, and it's very colorful. You can't miss it: there are oversized devil statues on the balcony and outside the front door. Our meal was simply average. Perhaps it's that typical Panamanian food is not a world class cuisine? I can't really point out anything bad, but have to say that there was nothing particularly... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Visited in October and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, food and staff! Enjoyed the authentic seafood dishes and cocktails.

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