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La Trona

Calle 48 | Bella Vista, Panama City, Panama
507-396-9230
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Ranked #33 of 474 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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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Panama City, Panama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Very pleasently surprised with a special dinner menu. Lobster ceviche was the best we have ever had. Great food overall, ask de Niro, he even took for the road -

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Panama City, Panama
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

My wife and I and another couple went to La Trona with very high expectations based on the previous visits of friends and especially the excellent review that was published in "La Prensa" the day before. Upon arrival, we were seated at the bar awaiting our table. The restaurant was not that busy, with many empty tables but immediately the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This restaurant is on par with luxury dining in any major city like New York, LA or San Francisco. The major difference: you won't have to wait two hours in line or get reservation in weeks in advance like you would in SF. The service is spectacular and so is the atmosphere. You can get a seat most any night... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Great resturant. I have there several times before and have always enjoyed my meals and atmosphere.The Chief is wonderful and creative.

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