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SalSiPuedes

Av Aquilino de La Guardia | Bella Vista, Panama City, Panama
+507 2640000
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Ranked #80 of 453 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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North Carolina
Top Contributor
293 reviews 293 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 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
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
103 reviews 103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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

Niskayuna, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

After reading the webpage introducing the chef, and the boasting of creative mixture cuisine of the East and the West set us in high expectations. But the reality was we found the real food didn't or couldn't deliver! The first two dishes we chose were "sold out", but it was only 6 PM on a Sunday!? One of the appetizers... 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 . As you surely know, Panama is a mix of nationalities, and food variety in Panama is exactly the same, a mix of culture. I will pass on your suggestions to our Chef Cuquita. And please accept our apologies for the missing ítems that we had in... More

New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Walking into the hotel restaurant, my husband and I were confused because it seems to cater to an older, more mature crowd (my husband and I are in our late 20s). Based on TA reviews, we thought this would be some sort of nightlife hotspot. Anyway, we sat down to dinner and were blown away by the taste and quality... 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

Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

After a great five-day stay at the Bristol Hotel, housing the restaurant, my family and I had high expectations for SalSiPuedes. Due to necessary food accommodations, the food and beverage general manager had assisted us in the past to confirm our dining was free of allergens. His absence at dinner, however, proved tough. A food I specifically mentioned was off-limits... More

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

Thank you for taking the time and write us a comment on Tripadvisor. Please accept my sinceres apologies for this inconvenient, especially that everything went so well with the preparation of your lunch boxes during your stay with us. I am really sorry that we gave you a bad impression on your last day after 4 great ones. I'll pass... More

chicago, illinois
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Interesting menu, wish I could've ordered more things to sample them all. Very attentive staff & nice atmosphere.

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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 well known Chef Cuquita, she is a very creative chef. Your compliment for the food are really a positive stroke for us and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward our restaurant guests. Kind... More

Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This is located in the Hotel Bristol, which looks like a nice place to stay. The restaurant reminded us of New Orleans. As mentioned by a previous reviewer, they have a large collection of rums from Latin America. I had the Panamanian 12 year old Abuelo, which was pretty good. My wife had a mojito, which she found a bit... 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 well known Chef Cuquita. Your compliment for the food are really a positive stroke for us and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward our restaurant guests. Kind regards Pierre Berthier General Manager More

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