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El Fogon

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Between Hotel Toledo & Hotel National, David, Panama
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and service

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
JorgeFlaco
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Basel, Switzerland
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25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Basel, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
395 reviews 395 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
241 helpful votes 241 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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boquete,
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

really nice restaurant. open air, totally covered, many fans, comfortable. had the calamare ajillo, very tender and tasty. mini empanadas for appetizer, very good. will be back.

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Montreal
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86 reviews 86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

El Fogon used to be my favorite spot for ceviche and beer in David. Unfortunately, time has not been kind. Service is not half as good as it used to be and the place was dirty last time we were there. I mentionned there was no soap in the washroom and was directed to a bottle of Purel... I can't... More 

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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: Central American

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