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Restaurante Smiley's

Main Street, Pedasi, Panama
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Ranked #7 of 34 restaurants in Pedasi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $14
Cuisines: American, Central American, Pasta
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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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English first
louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

For all the write-ups in the travel guides and the owner being from the US, we expected better food, even it was only a sandwich. I realize I am talking about just a pulled pork sandwich, but if this is the claim to their international fame then either people have dead tastebuds or he is writing his own reviews because... More

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Pedasi, Panama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Picture a version of Jimmy Buffet with a drier sense of humor! That's Smiley! I have eaten three meals at this delightful, friendly little place in the past three days and have been delighted with each. The burger was big, reasonably priced and tasty; the wings, fall of the bone good! And, the ribs: orgasmic! The atmosphere is tourist casual,... More

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Redcliffe, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Always open with reliable fare. Good burgers and wings. Drinks and live music several nights of each week. Lots of expats and tourists.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

While recently in Pedasi, we had lunch at Smiley's and had a great meal. We watched the World Cup Game while we ate and also talked to the resident parrot. The jungle mural on the wall is outstanding. The food was excellent and John, the owner, was friendly and welcoming. We would go back to Smiley's anytime we are in... More

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Panama City, Panama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Then just a beer. Avoid the poor kitchen. Absolutely not good and much more expensive than normal. 12$ for "local atun" is absurd. Here the fresh atun is at 1$/Lb, couldnt sell a plate at 12$, with less than half Lb. Ok for a beer listening music.

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Davos, Switzerland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Sometimes I think that it is really difficult to find a fine piece of meat. Here I have found it and can only recommend the filet mignon for 14 $! Through the Ceiling Fans gives a pleasant climate. The restaurant is a very good recommendation.

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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Went here on TripAdvisor recommendations. It was during low season so very few people eating out. Food was marginal but service was horrid. Waitress was too busy chatting with friends and texting to care for patrons. Spaghetti was dry with little sauce. Pork ribs were acceptable but side dishes were undercooked. Not many restaurant in Pedasi but avoid this one... More

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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98 reviews 98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This place was a nice surprise in this sleepy town. Right on the main drag and easy to find. I commend the owner for having a chaulk board sign near the street leaving no doubt as to location and that they were open. Some places in town can be hard to locate. We ate here twice and would go back.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Cheap lunch specials. Delicious food. Excellent service. Great music Tuesday and Friday nights. Must go while in Pedasi!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

As time has gone by, Smileys amount and quality and price of food has gone down. Slowly the prices have gone up and the amount of food has decreased. It has become an "AMERICAN PRICED RESTARAUNT IN CENTRAL AMERICA".......Just said nice guy and was good food. Now you can expect 2 undercooked ribs, a few fries for thirteen buckas and... More

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