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Restaurante Smiley's

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Main Street, Pedasi, Panama
6510-9652
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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
Real food, real people.

An easy stroll from where I was staying at Casa Lajagua. The owner is a friendly guy and a heck of a grill master! The ribs, briskets, etc... are cooked low and slow by the owner himself. The staff is friendly and the service is good, as is the food. There is a good variety of choices on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Scott T
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Melbourne, Florida
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Vilano Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the ribs and our service - great place to run into some expats and share experiences. We enjoyed our dinner and the service we received.

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Boise
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Love, love, love the live music on Tuesdays and Fridays. The service is amazing, up to U.S. standards by far. Good food and super nice people--definitely a hangout for expats.

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nyc
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

The place in Pedasi to get a norte Americano fix. English spoken all around ... not a local's spot. Ceveche very good. TVs on wall play American sports in english. Relax and imagine you are in Midwest US.

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Melbourne, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

An easy stroll from where I was staying at Casa Lajagua. The owner is a friendly guy and a heck of a grill master! The ribs, briskets, etc... are cooked low and slow by the owner himself. The staff is friendly and the service is good, as is the food. There is a good variety of choices on the menu.... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Really enjoyed meeting expat owner, and his staff is lovely. Enjoyed the filet mignon and fresh fish dishes. They serve a mix of local seafood but more so focused on American southern food (ribs, burgers, fries, etc.) and they do it well! Also live music on Tuesdays and Fridays adds character and fun to the quiet town of Pedasi

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La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great burgers and ribs and a fantastic place to have a drink. A relaxing, peaceful spot during the day and a fun lively place at night. The owner and his wife are super people and will everything they can to make sure you have a great time.

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Panama City, Panama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Stopped by on a recommendation and wasn't disappointed. Ribs were fantastic and service was great. I will go back next time I'm in town.

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Maui
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73 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Ate there twice, the food and service you can't go wrong. And the value is all there. The major discomfort is that on certain nights, live music starts during dinner and that's not what I go there for. Take a look at their daily specials, and you can share the pork rib platter it's so big.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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MakePedasiSmile B, Manager at Restaurante Smiley's, responded to this review

We have enjoyed wonderful success in our business for many years and have never been inclined to "harvest" reviews nor respond to reviews good or bad, nor take any effort to manipulate input or feedback. We're pretty much free market folks and focus on running a great restaurant with good food, great service and and fair price. But we feel... More 

San Antonio, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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Additional Information about Restaurante Smiley's

Address: Main Street, Pedasi, Panama
Phone Number: 6510-9652
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Los Santos Province  >  Pedasi
Average Prices: USD 4 - 14
Cuisine: American, Pasta, Central American

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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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