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El Sitio Restaurant de Playa Venao

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Seafood, International, Fusion
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Playa Venao, Pedasi, Panama
507-832-10-10
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: El Sitio Hotel de Playa Venao is located in Playa Venao right on the...
El Sitio Hotel de Playa Venao is located in Playa Venao right on the water! Expect to sink into the comfort and fine amenities of our Hotel and surrounding ambient, all well hidden into the Rustic Styling and authentic feeling of Panama Tropics. The compound of El Sitio features a World class Fine Restaurant, Bar, night life, Surf shop with surf board rentals and all the equipment you will need, surfing lessons, fishing tours, Turtle watching, horse riding, Sandy Beach, Swimming Pool and more.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Decent food!

Overall I have to say that I was pretty impressed with the food. It's definitely better than it needs to be considering you're on a beach in the middle of no where. The presentation of the food was really pretty and everything was quite well seasoned. Unfortunately they left the tuna off our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Loves_good_things
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Panama City
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Panama City
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Overall I have to say that I was pretty impressed with the food. It's definitely better than it needs to be considering you're on a beach in the middle of no where. The presentation of the food was really pretty and everything was quite well seasoned. Unfortunately they left the tuna off our Asian salad and then still charged us... More 

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Brantford ON
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

this restaurant is located right on the Playa Venao Beach..it is nothing short of stunning! They have very comfortable seating on an open but covered deck...you can sit and watch the waves all day! Excellent drinks, smoothies and Ceviche. We enjoyed a very nice lunch and day at this restaurant.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Small portions and Super expensive... 12 dollars for this mini burger and about 10 french fries....Dont go here to eat or drink

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

You have to try the Shakshuka for breakfast. I will say is the best shakshuka I have tried. Much better than the famous Dr Shakshuka in Israel.

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Toronto, Ontario
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

While we totally appreciated the kitchen accommodating an allergy, the service here was off base. We saw others (families with kids) arrive, order, eat and pay before we'd even gotten our meals. If our meal was delayed due to a special request, we should have been advised. Instead we were left wondering if we had been completely forgotten about. And... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The presentation of the food is great, very good variety and price. We tried the thai octopus, shrimp raviolis, sesame crusted tuna and chicken chutney. All great! Also the desserts are very tasty. Staff and atmosphere is really good!

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panama
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Much better food then I expected at a remote beach side restaurant, bar. Very fresh and well presented. Service a bit show, but you enjoy the views and atmosphere..

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woodstock, il
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We came back to El Sitio after enjoying it two years ago, and would not recommend it again. Prices have gone up to levels you would pay for the same mediocre food on the beach in California. They have put up signs to keep coolers off of "their" beach. They seem to be leading the way in this area on... More 

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Pedasi, Panama
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch on a nice quiet day at the beach. The menu selection was very inviting, I had a hard time choosing! Since there's not too many places serving curry, which is my favorite, I opted for the chicken curry. It was delicious. Not too spicy, served with a nice rice and yogurt sauce. I had a to-go order... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Beautiful setting with really tasty, gourmet food. The owner is a lovely woman who made us feel welcome. We loved the fish and the steak. We ate here twice out of our 4 night stay in Playa Venao.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Playa Venao, Pedasi, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Los Santos Province  >  Pedasi  >  Playa Venao
  • Phone Number: 507-832-10-10

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view

Description

El Sitio Hotel de Playa Venao is located in Playa Venao right on the water! Expect to sink into the comfort and fine amenities of our Hotel and surrounding ambient, all well hidden into the Rustic Styling and authentic feeling of Panama Tropics. The compound of El Sitio features a World class Fine Restaurant, Bar, night life, Surf shop with surf board rentals and all the equipment you will need, surfing lessons, fishing tours, Turtle watching, horse riding, Sandy Beach, Swimming Pool and more.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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