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Restaurante Bar El Bodegon

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Calle 67 Este San Francisco, Panama City, Panama
226-1488
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic Service

Wonderful meal in a large group setting. The private room we had was well lit & comfortable temperature. Waiters were very attentive & spoke excellent English. Prawns & Corvina were delicious & the homemade bread, fabulous!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Panama City, Panama
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Panama City, Panama
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Wonderful meal in a large group setting. The private room we had was well lit & comfortable temperature. Waiters were very attentive & spoke excellent English. Prawns & Corvina were delicious & the homemade bread, fabulous!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Excellent service in the formal dining area. Great food and attention to detail. Ordered 1 ap, a pitcher of sangria, 2 entrees and one shared dessert and spent about $100. Found it quite reasonable. Although we didn't order the more expensive items on menu.

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florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you like fresh seafood especially crab this might be the best meal you can have in Panama. I highly recommend the crab Al ajillo. For those of you that don't speak Spanish that means garlic and olive oil. I have been to this restaurant several times over the last 10 years and it never disappoints. I can't wait to... More 

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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170 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Great Spanish and Fusion Mediterranean Food. I understand the owner and chef is from Spain. Which is always good when in search of authenticity... The food was fresh and service was good...

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San Diego, California
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My family is from Spain and we like to cook Spanish recipes at home. El Bodegon has some of the best Spanish food outside of Spain that I have every enjoyed. In addition the experience at the restaurant is truly 5-star. You might not guess that from the outside appearance, but in the main dining room the service is absolutely... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Very nice spanish decoration and ambience. Exquisite bread. Generous dishes, specially the "cochinillo" which unfortunately I couldn't finish. Good variety of iberian wines (port and tempranillo) Nice "crema catalana" for dessert. What I didn't like was the tuna. I think is common knowledge (specially for fancy restaurants) that tuna steak can't be overcooked. If you're gonna try the tuna, you... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A popular local spot. The staff were friendly and attentive. The King Crab was really really good. The Lamb Chops were good, but not great. I found the restaurant to be noisy as conversations bounded off the bare walls. Good food, but I found the ambiance a little lacking, however if you like the energy that comes with a place... More 

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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Excellent tapas, but not a cheap option. The quality of the food and the staff is excellent for Panama standards. For a European living in Panama I prefer sitting outside above the air conditioned coldness inside. Typical business focused top restaurant.

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Antwerp
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great experience, not the cheapest in town , but certainly one of the best. Wide choice of meat or fish dishes, great wine list too!

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Nacogdoches, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I have eaten here many times. Nicholas is very attentive to me and my group. It is pricey, but all the good restuarants are. I am from Texas and try to eat here every time I visit Panama. Señor Cocobolo

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 67 Este San Francisco, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: 226-1488

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 20
  • Cuisine: Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?