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El Fogon

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Between Hotel Toledo & Hotel National, David, Panama
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  • 6
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious food and service

Great food and service. Our server was practicing his English and we were practicing our Spanish, so we had a good time conversing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Castle Pines, Colorado
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Panama
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We enjoy the setting as a family. But the hamburgers we ordered were terrible. The meat was like meat loaf and the flavor and bread freshness and overall quality really lacking. The lasagne on the other hand was delicious. We felt overall it was too pricey for what we got.

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Castle Pines, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great food and service. Our server was practicing his English and we were practicing our Spanish, so we had a good time conversing.

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Basel, Switzerland
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We met at El Fogon. The fish was good, I liked the chuleta ahumada. Service very attentive and fast. We stayed in the air conditioned room which was nicely fresh, not freezing cold as in other places.

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Corolla, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Great food, great service !!! I Had the roasted chicken, everyone else had the fried shrimp. We definitely will be going back.

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David, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We went on Mother's day. Different menu than normal. Not much to choose from. My wife liked her food, I didn't.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We went to El Fogon on a recommendation and they did not disappoint. The service was good and the food was enjoyable. We will recommend and visit again when back in David.

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David, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Had the Chuletas Parmagiana, Two Large Chops, good Sauce and Cheese....... Papas Coiceda,, and a Nice Salad...$10.00... Service was Prompt, and The Beer Cold, I'll be Back!

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Madrid
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225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Although the restaurant is not far from the central parque, it´s hard to find when you don´t know your way around David, and especially in the dark (there are quite a lot of potholes in the road, and sidewalks are few). Anyway, once you get to it, the place is really inviting. We shared a starter and had fried fish... More 

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David, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Pleasant relaxed open atmosphere. Great service. Menu is huge. Everything on the menu is great. Fresh food cooked hot with generous helpings. This is our go to place for lunch, we always have leftovers to take home. Lunch for under $5.00 is easy to find on this menu. Love the shrimp or chicken and rice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Best concha ceviche i've eaten in Panama so far. Good and afordable food. One of the few restaurants in David that is open on Sundays.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Between Hotel Toledo & Hotel National, David, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  David

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: South American, Central American

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