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Calle 48 | Bella Vista, Panama City, Panama
507-396-9230
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Ranked #13 of 540 Restaurants in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Effingham, Illinois
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110 reviews 110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We were staying at the Miramar Intercontinental Hotel so it was a short walk to La Trona. I suggest taking the hotel cab for $5.00 and walking back. Go early and check out Weil Art store next door, unique Panamanian work of arts. Friendly staff in an intimate old house. The Taquitos de Credo Crocante were a burst of flavor,... More 

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Wildwood, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

This was my first trip to Panama and not only wasn't I pleasantly surprised by the city, I have to say what a great experience we had at La Tronda. It is a short walk from the financial district. The menu was diverse and honestly I had several entrees that I was interested in. I finally decided on the Langostinos... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had to look and look for this place since it comes up wrong on Google maps, etc. but it was worth it. The staff is nice and service is very good. It's a nice intimate restaurant with a charming outdoor area. The meal was fantastic -- spicy tuna and pistachio-crusted salmon -- delicious. Creme brulee and vanilla ice cream... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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309 reviews 309 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner in this restaurant at the end of the year. We wasted a lot of time looking for it as the location showed on the map of this application is wrong. Service and food were good and the wine list was fine. We went for a good Chilean red wine.

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Illinois City, Illinois
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123 reviews 123 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

I ordered the octopus salad and the lagostino (big shrimp). He ordered the raw tuna and pistachio salmon. Add a couple of glasses of white wine, the lemon pie, and the chocolate mousse, and we had perfection. The octopus was shaved which was unusual and I liked it. There was a little too much dressing for my tastes but I... More 

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NJ
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Service was great, food was tasty all around (appetizers, meals and dessert). loved the setting. We were a party of 7 on a Monday night and it felt like we had a private party with the service and food. Would go back often if I lived in Panama :) Only one negative was valet parking and lot were filled.

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Dublin, Ireland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

From start to finish this place was top class. I don't know why it is not number one or two on trip advisor. The meal was fabulous and the service was superb. We had the tacos and the crab cake to start. Both were wonderful especially the tacos! For mains - I had the spicy tuna - wow - such... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It took 15 minutes for the taxi to find the address...it would have been faster to walk. But thank goodness we made it! The decor is an eclectic mix of old and new. Servers were attentive, experienced, and friendly. We received a complimentary tomato soup for starters. Next was an appetizer of the tuna tartar. FANTASTIC! My husband ordered the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Spanish for Throne, this old Bella Vista house has several ambiances, depending on your party's size. My favourite is El Monasterio, reminds me of an old bar in New Orleans but its quiet and private. Tasting menu is the best way to get a good understanding of its kitchen, fish is what I usually get but the Short Ribs and... More 

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I stay at the Waldorf Astoria and it is very close (5 mn walking). Hard to find, It is written in small in front of the 2 story house. Go up the stairs and open the wooden door in front of you (appears closed). I had an awesome Tuna tartare (Raw Tuna with avocado). Then a great risotto with duck... More 

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Address: Calle 48 | Bella Vista, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 507-396-9230
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
Cuisine: Contemporary

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