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Restaurante Smiley's

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Main Street, Pedasi, Panama
6510-9652
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 75
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  • 36
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  • 7
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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
Still good, after all these years...

I ate at Smiley's several times my last trip 3 years ago so immediately tried it again this trip. It was mid-week so not busy with no music. However, I got a great meal with great service. I also talked quite a bit with the owner and staff after the rest of the guests left. I was a very nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
mdfloyd322
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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I frequently visit Pedasi for business since about 4 years now. Smileys restaurant has been my number one choice in pedasi for food, service and entertainment. I used to swarm over this place. I recommended it to everyone I knew and everyone I brought to pedasi I took to Smileys for the first meal. On my last trip out there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Found the restaurant by asking the locals about the best place to eat. After arrival and reviewing the menu half in our group of 8 ordered seafood plates, and the rest BBQ ribs, brisket which were accompanied by delicious fresh salads and the coconut rice and Wandu, a Panamanian delicacy cooked by owner Ermelinda with great skills. At the end... More 

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Tustin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Went on a night when they had live music, local, traditional group. The food is always fine, not spectacular, the prices good and beer icy cold.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I ate at Smiley's several times my last trip 3 years ago so immediately tried it again this trip. It was mid-week so not busy with no music. However, I got a great meal with great service. I also talked quite a bit with the owner and staff after the rest of the guests left. I was a very nice... More 

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Bayview, Idaho
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Great little restaurant/bar. Very good service and the food was excellent and not expensive. They had live music on Friday night that was great. The house band is quite talented. Fun place to spend an evening. I highly recommend a visit to Smileys.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

OK, good food, good service, very American in the style of service...eat it and beat it mentality although no one pushes you but it seems that everything goes fast. A lot of expat regulars.Live entertainment on Tuesdays and Fridays

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Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is the place to stop into to enjoy meeting other Americans/Canadians with authentic North American food. Enjoy live music on Tuesdays and Friday nights.

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toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

went for lunch during a road trip from chitre. have to say, had read the reviews and thought we'd give it a shot. pretty disappointing. I had the pulled pork which was dry and served on a cold hamburger bun. prices were decent and staff were very nice, maybe it was an off day or something. they had a drum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We ate here twice while in Pedasi. Great food and super service. Get there on a friday or saturday night and enjoy the live music. Great for family!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A bit of an ex-pat hangout but great ceviche , fish fillet , flan and very fun music from 9pm-- with a five-piece international band...harmonica , bass guitar, lead guitars, vocals, keyboard, drums.

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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, Pasta, Central American

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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