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SalSiPuedes

Av Aquilino de La Guardia | Bella Vista, Panama City, Panama
+507 2640000
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Ranked #100 of 475 restaurants in Panama City
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Central American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Savor the essence of authentic Panama at Salsipuedes Restaurant, the marvelous new restaurant located within Bristol Panama hotel. Under the direction of renowned Executive Chef Cuquita Arias de Calvo, Salsipuedes offers a rich showcase of gourmet Panamanian cuisine.The restaurant’s name honors Panama City’s legendary - and sometimes notorious -Salsipuedes Street, which has been a city landmark since 1671. Today, up and down the street, you can find Chinese and Panamanian merchants offering handmade crafts, Panamanian clothing, montunos, hats, books, magazines, school supplies, articles, Jewelry, vegetables, fruits, dishes, pots, pans, medicinal plants, teapots, among other items.In this regard, Salsipuedes Street and Salsipuedes Panama City Restaurant share several traits. Each celebrates the spirit of the Panamanian culture and is as cheerful and spicy as the people themselves.
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Panama City, Panama
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Once again I tried another burger during burger week. This one was the Si Puedes burger of Salsipuedes in the Bristol Hotel. It was delicious. The bun was perfect and the meat was perfect. Prior to the hamburger we had a sampling of ceviches served in deep sea shells on a miniature "panga". The presentation was beautiful and the ceviches... More

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Pierre Jean Fra... B, Director General at SalSiPuedes, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our restaurant . Thank you for enjoying the food quality of our Chef Cuquita, she is a very creative chef and quite well known in Panama. Your compliment for the food are really a positive stroke for us and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward... More

Georgia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We recently visited Salsipuedes for lunch and we were underwhelmed by both the blah service and the blah food. They overload their shrimp quesadillas with thick/stiff cheese and the food (particularly the hamburger) was not season well. Save your money and go elsewhere.

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Grand Cayman
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Found this restaurant on trip advisor and decided to check it out for Panamanian style food. When we arrived at the restaurant, we waited at the door to be seated and could see a table of people sitting near the back, they turned and looked at us and continued talking and doing what they were doing. I had to ask... More

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GabyML1301
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is a very elegant and classy restaurant in one of the most chicest hotels in Panama City. The food is very modern, using Panamanian and tropical ingredients to enhance the natural flavors of the main ingredient. Coconut, plantains, local pimientos, exotic palm fruit called pixbae and others give all the dishes a funny and delicious twist. Try the pink... More

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Pierre Jean Fra... B, Director General at SalSiPuedes, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our restaurant . Thank you for enjoying the food quality of our Chef Cuquita, she is a very creative chef and quite well known in Panama. Your compliment for the food are really a positive stroke for us and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward... More

Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The restaurant is good for business: tables are well distribuited, staff is careful and polite and food is of high quality. Personally I don't like food with much creams and cheese and I ordered every plates without them. But the problem of the restaurant is too high air conditioner: it created to us problems of digestion and, although we'd eat... More

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Pierre Jean Fra... B, Director General at SalSiPuedes, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our restaurant . Thank you for enjoying the food quality of our Chef Cuquita, she is a very creative chef and quite well known in Panama. We will have a look in order to raise the temperature of the restaurant. Your compliment for the food are really a positive... More

North Carolina
Top Contributor
303 reviews 303 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We spent our last night in Panama at the Bristol. We wanted a good but no hassle dinner. What a treat Salsipuedes is. The food was beautifully served, the staff was professional and pleasant, and best of all, the food was delicious. The price range is moderate and the atmosphere quiet. Highly recommended.

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Pierre Jean Fra... B, Director General at SalSiPuedes, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our restaurant . Thank you for enjoying the food quality of our Chef Cuquita, she is a very creative chef and quite well known in Panama. Your compliment for the food are really a positive stroke for us and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward... More

Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

First, this restaurant is not accurate on the tripadvisor map- but just look for the Bristol hotel. It is beautifully decorated and the food comes out with great presentation. The wine was good but I was a little disappointed they didn't have more exciting cocktail options, only the usual. We ordered the crocodile app and it was very good but... More

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Pierre Jean Fra... B, Director General at SalSiPuedes, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our restaurant . Thank you for enjoying the food quality of our Chef Cuquita, she is a very creative chef and quite well known in Panama. Your compliment for the food are really a positive stroke for us and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward... More

New York City, New York
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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We kept being told by cab drivers to visit because of the music. That made us skeptical because we like local and not touristy places. However, one evening we decided to stop by and we were very pleasantly surprised. There were lots of local families and the food was really good and very reasonably priced. There was also music but... More

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Pierre Jean Fra... B, Director General at SalSiPuedes, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our restaurant . Thank you for enjoying the food quality of our Chef Cuquita, she is a very creative chef and quite well known in Panama. Your compliment for the food are really a positive stroke for us and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward... More

Panama City, Panama
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We had a business dinner and we occupied one part of the restaurant. The tables were set up for smaller groups with a small space set up at the back for the buffet. The room was a little crowded for cocktails and the waiter bumped into me causing my drink to splash on my jacket. The waiter didn't even come... More

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Pierre Jean Fra... B, Director General at SalSiPuedes, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our restaurant . Please accept my apologies for your deseappointing experience in our restaurant. I passed on your comments to our F&B manager to investigate what happened to you during this private event. Kind regards Pierre Berthier General Manager More

Panama City, Panama
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

We were seated at the window. The window was dirty and had food crumbs on the window sill. We ordered Caesar salad split and the chow mien split. We also asked for regular water. When the bill finally came. We were charged $8.50 for water and for two chow mien dinners. My husband was too nice to say anything. We... More

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Pierre Jean Fra... B, Director General at SalSiPuedes, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our restaurant . Please accept my apologies for your deseappointing experience in our restaurant. I passed on your comments to our maitre D in order for him to investigate and if you are still with us in the hotel to credit your hotel bill for this meal. Kind regards... More

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