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Restaurante Smiley's

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Main Street, Pedasi, Panama
6510-9652
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Description: American/Panamanian Cuisine in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Beer, Wine...
American/Panamanian Cuisine in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Beer, Wine and Liquor. Live Music on Tuesday and Friday nights. If you're a musician feel free to contact us ahead of time and we'll fit you into our venue. Our signature dishes include Slow Smoked Fallin' Off The Bone Ribs, Seared Blackened Tuna, Red Snapper Filet, Smoked Pork Sandwiches and much, much more. We are open everyday except Monday, 12 noon until late. Hope to see you soon. Even if you're not hungry stop by to catch up on the latest information for Pedasi and surrounding areas.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, laid back service

We had two great fish dinners. Seared tuna, and mahi mahi. Dinners were very affordable. Our waitress had troubles with English and we had troubles with Spanish. Somehow my rice came out as a salad?!? I just figured I must need more "greens". The salad was good too. Beer was cheap and cold! We'll... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Cathy M
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had two great fish dinners. Seared tuna, and mahi mahi. Dinners were very affordable. Our waitress had troubles with English and we had troubles with Spanish. Somehow my rice came out as a salad?!? I just figured I must need more "greens". The salad was good too. Beer was cheap and cold! We'll be back~

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1 Thank Cathy M
Brush Prairie, Washington
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

4 of us ordered 4 different meals. Ribs, prawns, fish and filet. All was excellent and the prawns were most impressive-6 giant prawns and all very tasty. The local band was super. They also have $1 beer. The total bill was super reasonable !

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1 Thank Getoutofthecold1
San Diego
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here for lunch which was good and saw them preparing the baby back pork ribs and knew we had to come back that night for them. We ordered and what showed up was a rack of dry, overcooked, petrified pork ribs. I wanted to send them back but the waitress never came back to check on us and... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Smiley's is a welcoming place with friendly staff and good food and drinks. We went for dinner and had a couple appetizers and drinks before dinner. Even though we ordered our dinners right away (first dinner people there) they only had two of the Rib Specials. Not sure why you'd put something on the "Specials" board (chalk board) if you... More 

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International Falls, Minnesota
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner smokes his own pork, offers fresh fish and plays his own piano on Tuesdays. Do not miss an opportunity to eat at Smiley's.

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Thank Myrna M
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, drinks and casual dancing to live music. I had the fish of the day for dinner and it was excellent! Cold beer and a fun band.

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Thank pattypott
Dallas, Texas
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100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice restaurant full of expats. Music and food were good and prices reasonable. Food is mostly american favorites..

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Thank Cechef1
Chapin, South Carolina
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smiley's is a great place for dinner and listening to music. John is great on the piano and loved listening while we ate. The chocolate cake was to die for. We came back several times just for dessert.

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Thank LisaNord1
Portland, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good atmosphere . Good food but it took a long time to order and a long time to arrive. I think they are under staffed. Smoking also kills it for me. I realize people have to smoke but it's a shame to have to sit amongst a few people puffing away . I would eat there again having said that... More 

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Thank hingamanu
toronto
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Returned to Smiley's on my most recent trip, after a not fantastic experience the ist time. Have to say, I must have been on an off day. Food was good - just had a burger an some beers with friends. The staff once again were amazing, Smiley himself was also there and a very nice guy. Met a few fellow... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Pedasi, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Los Santos Province  >  Pedasi
  • Phone Number: 6510-9652

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 14
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, South American, Central American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene

Description

American/Panamanian Cuisine in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Beer, Wine and Liquor. Live Music on Tuesday and Friday nights. If you're a musician feel free to contact us ahead of time and we'll fit you into our venue. Our signature dishes include Slow Smoked Fallin' Off The Bone Ribs, Seared Blackened Tuna, Red Snapper Filet, Smoked Pork Sandwiches and much, much more. We are open everyday except Monday, 12 noon until late. Hope to see you soon. Even if you're not hungry stop by to catch up on the latest information for Pedasi and surrounding areas.

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