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Restaurante Smiley's

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American, Central American, Pasta
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Main Street, Pedasi, Panama
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Where is the Vegetarian Fare?

I guess it's not quite fair to expect many vegetarian options when traveling in Panama. After one week of meandering through the country we've decided that Panamanians as well as Expats love to eat meat. And that vegetables are hard to come by on a menu. Smiley's is a comfortable restaurant on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Obsidianmocha
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Bloomington, Indiana
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Bloomington, Indiana
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I guess it's not quite fair to expect many vegetarian options when traveling in Panama. After one week of meandering through the country we've decided that Panamanians as well as Expats love to eat meat. And that vegetables are hard to come by on a menu. Smiley's is a comfortable restaurant on the main drag in Pedasi where many Americans... More 

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Bath, Maine
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Good restaurant convenient for our hotel. Margarita's were great, food average and pretty basic. Waitress was very good and attentive. We have been twice the food the first time was better then the second time my red snapper was very dry. Saturday night was very quiet hardly anyone there we passed by on Sunday and it was very lively odd... More 

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Ijmuiden, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

It is a restaurant with nice outdoor seating. It also serves great cocktails. We have tried the margarita, which was really nice. Food was basic and OK, but not more than that. Service by staff could also have been a bit better. Just an additional note to the review: they also have live music which is great as we heard,... More 

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Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We've been to Smiley's both times we have stayed in Pedasi. Frequented by both locals and expats, the food is quite good and the atmosphere is fun. Sometimes there is live music, but this time it was Super Bowl Sunday, so the big screens were tuned to the game. We've tried the fish of the day both times we've eaten... More 

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San Fernando, Chile
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The food is top notch and priced super. If you go with younger kids order one meal and split it between two. The grilled tuna is amazing! Overall a nice place.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Ate at Smiley's twice in the past week, one lunch, one dinner. DInner was the regular fish special on the menu which can be one of several different fishes depending on what's available. I had red snapper, fresh, good portion, with small salad, French fries, plantain for $12.75 not including tax or tip, so that increases it significantly. Wine (Frontera... More 

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Chitre, Panama
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Over the years I had not found an excellent restaurant to eat at in Pedasi. I am not saying that there are not good places to eat, just difficult to find. Today all of that changed. Our adventure today took us to Pedasi to drop off a friend who wanted to spend a couple of days there. We spent the... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

If your needing a quick Gringo meal, Smileys is a good stop. Enjoyed the fresh Tuna Ensalada. Great live music on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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Fayetteville, AR
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Had their ribs on NFL night. OK, a taste of home. The bar/restaurant is THE place for North Americans to gather and talk North American.

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new hampshire
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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

On Sunday nite we were looking for a place to get a bite to eat. We stopped at Smiley's as we told it was one of the restaurants open that nite. There was ample seating for us so we stopped and ate. I had the Filet Mignon which was cut in half to see if it was cooked the way... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Pedasi, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Los Santos Province  >  Pedasi

Price and Cuisine

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

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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