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Panama Joe's

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5100 E Second Street, Long Beach, CA 90803
562-434-7417
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9:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bar serves in plastic cups

Stopped in here for a drink after visiting another restaurant/bar on 2nd street. Bartender was great, friendly & professional. Sat at the bar and observed most drinks served in plastic cups...not what I was expecting. Beautiful bar of mahogany, brass & marble covered in TV's and a mix of whatever... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
Iwannago2
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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Long Beach, California
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Overrated, noisy, meathouse. General nuisance to an otherwise decent neighborhood. If your very young, don't mind relieving yourself in alleys or other people's bushes or walking by others doing so then this is the place to get drunk and hook up.

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Thank Michael D
San Juan Capistrano, California
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Stopped in here for a drink after visiting another restaurant/bar on 2nd street. Bartender was great, friendly & professional. Sat at the bar and observed most drinks served in plastic cups...not what I was expecting. Beautiful bar of mahogany, brass & marble covered in TV's and a mix of whatever all over the walls. Not sure what their theme is...confusing.... More 

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Thank Iwannago2
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

My husband had the beef torta and I had Cesar's salad we had some Margaritas. The chips and salsa are addictive great place good food went on a Sunday. Wish we tried brunch. If you can sit on patio fun to people watch. I like this place casual food is always good. Are waitress was nice and attentive food came... More 

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Thank spfeismom@sbcglobal.net
Alexandria, Virginia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

This is a good Sunday brunch spot with a large Bloody Mary bar and unlimited mimosas with the specials. Good place. Be prepared to wait on the weekends.

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Thank Cindy A
Downey, California
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I took my Daughter on a Dad Daughter Day the whole area is such a wonderful little beach community where everyone would wish they could live. After waling up and down the Drag. we stopped for a bite at Panama Joes. I Had the Braised Beef Torta the beef was so Succulent. and hit all the right places on my... More 

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Thank jeffvalle
Long Beach, California
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The hostess told us there was a 20min wait for lunch. We could see there were at least 5 or 6 open tables but we put our name down and gave her our number. Over 20min later, the tables were still vacant. When I inquired with the hostess again she said people were being called and we'd have to wait... More 

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Thank NathAus
Scottsdale, Arizona
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173 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Loved the look and location of this place. The breakfast was very good. Had a tasty omelet. Recommended.

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Thank S E
In The South
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

While I really wanted to like this place, what with the campieness and being reminiscent of a place in Miami that you might see Michael Westen stop in at. There where several issues. First when I got here with a friend of mine, the "hooters girl" (not that I have a problem with scanitly clad woman but more of to... More 

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Thank Lillith B
Ventura, California
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My son and his girlfriend took me to this place for breakfast. They have a bargain breakfast on Sunday with 3 breakfasts to select from. Mine was a hearty breakfast which included a bacon, eggs & potato burrito with macadamia nut pancakes. It's alot of starch but was really yummy. You can select the eggs, bacon and potatoes in a... More 

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Thank Loves-A-Deal-2-Eat
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good Spot to party. Good music, good food, good looking people and in one of the best cities (Long Beach)

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Thank Sotero V

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5100 E Second Street, Long Beach, CA 90803
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: 562-434-7417

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?