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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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Today
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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 12
    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
World Class Spanish Cuisine

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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San Diego, California
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

For Panamanian standards this is a rather expensive restaurant. It has a good menu and an even greater wine-list. The diner was good but nothing special. While uncorking the bottle the waiter pushed the cork into the neck giving us a shower. He gave as a napkin for cleaning up. There was also a birthday party going on - very,... More 

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Managua, Nicaragua
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I can not find a complaint about any aspect of this restaurant. Everything was excellent: service, quality of the dishes, atmosphere and variety of the menu. It is definitely a place I would return without hesitation.

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Panama City, Panama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Went here with my fiance. Very nice and clean. Excellet service. Expect to pay in between $30 and $50 a plate. Lots of parking space with security. Service was great and very friendly.

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USA
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Went there for the first time in January 2014 for lunch. Very good service. prices were modest. The presentation and quality of the food was very good. The lentil soup was perfect. I ordered seafood, and the grouper was perfect, moist in the inside.

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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?