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La Trona

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Calle 48 | Bella Vista, Panama City, Panama
507-396-9230
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A must visit

We were staying in panama for a couple of days & as always checked out the local restaurants on trip advisor. This is a gem of a place very close to the Hilton, mieridian& the Waldorf although not an easy find.Valentine our waitress recommended 3 of our dishes & we were not disappointed, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
GailStanway
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  • Late Night
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English first
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We were staying in panama for a couple of days & as always checked out the local restaurants on trip advisor. This is a gem of a place very close to the Hilton, mieridian& the Waldorf although not an easy find.Valentine our waitress recommended 3 of our dishes & we were not disappointed, the sliced octopus salad, corvina, smoked duck,... More 

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calabasa, ca
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Great service, interesting menu of well prepared food. Fairly priced. Wouldn't hesitate to return if back in Panama City.

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milton keynes
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48 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had dinner here, and it was fantastic. The dining room was modern, but elegant. There was also a very attractive outside area.. The food , service and presentation was excellent. Now we come to the question of how to find it. Stand at the front of El Carmen Church in the centre of Panama City, and take the road... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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65 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here on the outside patio. The waiters were very friendly and service oriented. The menu is not that extensive but the food is great. Both the food and wines are reasonably priced. I will definitely return here!

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Effingham, Illinois
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49 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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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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158 helpful votes 158 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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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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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

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