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Carlos' Steak House

Avendia A and Calle 3, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6518 9627
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Ranked #15 of 48 restaurants in Bocas Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Sutton, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

One of the two restaurants in Bocas I really enjoyed, try the steak, taste it, close your eyes and your in a bistro in France, only it's warmer, friendlier and your sitting by the road, pure enjoyment.

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Lancaster, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Went out to dinner, there were 6 of us all eating steak and having drinks, food was great, the bill was very cheap, feed 6 for the price of 2 here in the USA. Carlos came in and he was very nice and friendly.

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Toluca Lake, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Carlos cures his own meat if I am not mistaken, and the flavor and texture are just outstanding. I have traveled the world and have never had a better steak. The ambience matches the food to a T.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We visited this steak house during one of Isla Colon's infamous power outages, so a candlelight dinner was mandatory. The steak was grilled in the outdoor kitchen and was very good. However, the side dishes left much to be desired. The corn on-the-cob was completely overlooked to the point that it was mushy and their idea of "baked potato" are... More

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Vegas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

What a great little place for patio dining to watch tourists and locals mingle! Let not forget about the food which was fabulous! Great bread and ceviche...before the steak! The filet and ribeye were good and the wine was awesome! Service was nice! The owner came over to see how the steak was and to top off my wine. Nice... More

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Cahuita, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Cannot believe this place ranks so low overall on TripAdvisor! This was the best steak we have had in YEARS, and Carlos was an absolute gentleman. Trying to get a half-decent steak anywhere in Central America is truly a challenge. Many places claim to be selling Argentine or USDA beef, but ours, locally produced but prepared by Carlos himself, was... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Carlos is an adorable man from Uruguay(i think) very friendly. The Wine and the STEAK was amazing...It is kind of romantic with candles and sometimes people play their music around. I definitely recommend to stop by. Thanks Carlos for an amazing dinner!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

If you want to eat good southamerican style meat, Carlos Steak House is your place! The owner is very helpful and is always there for you.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Carlos is a wonderful hosts and serves delicious steaks, fish and wine. Try the ceviche, too! It's a very mellow and charming ambience.

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Naples, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We arrived and Carlos (I assume) seated us at once. We decided on 3 filet mignon meals, 2 for my husband and I and 1 order for my kids to split. They don't each much and I don't like giving them "kid food." Our orders were taken promptly and our food arrived in a timely manner also. When they brought... More

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