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Calle 48 | Bella Vista, Panama City, Panama
507-396-9230
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Ranked #29 of 508 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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

La Trona was a great find. The restaurant has great character, beautiful interior, and delicious food! Bonus- our waitress spoke a fair amount of English. Risotto negro was amazing and the lagostinos were huge!! Prices were more than fair given the quality and quantity of the food. We'd love to eat here again!

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Dublin, Ireland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I went here on friday night to celebrate with two friends. From start to finish it was an absolute joy. Beautiful setting - we sat outside and it was lovely - very relaxing ambiance. Looks like a tiny place from the front but it open up and is deceptively big inside. Service was really good and the waiters were very... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The food was ordinary yet expensive. The waiter was snobbish and had the personality of a soap dish. They do not not sell wine by the glass. The couple next to us explained that it was a local place where you could count on seeing the same people and groups and having consistently descent food. For what they charge, I... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Along with two other couples, my wife Graciela and I were introduced to this outstanding restaurant. Not only one of the best in Panama, but one of our favorites anywhere we've visited. The service was impeccable, the atmosphere breathtaking, and the food delectable in every aspect. Most surely, we will return when in Panama again. Just thinking about the next... More

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buffalo, ny
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We had the private room for a very nice dinner. We had a group of 14 and it was nice to sit around the big round table and enjoy the great food and atmosphere. The room was filled with walls of wine of all types. We tried the sea bass and the filet, both were wonderful, the sauce on the... More

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Northfiield, Il
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This place seems a little undiscovered, as we ate there twice and it was not busy either time. Excellent food and wines-- the best restaurant we ate at in Panama City. Price was also very reasonable for the quality of food and wine we had.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Just had dinner at La Trona and wanted everyone to know that it is a great spot. Gourmet food, lovely atmosphere and great service. Started with salmon tartare and then had the langoustines. Both were superb! Dessert was chocolate cake which was served warm with ice cream. Yum!! We had a reasonably priced bottle of malbec which the wine steward... 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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