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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Good barbecue good cold beer good live music friendly place menu prices reasonable Say Hello to John who is the Owner

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

There weren't many restaurants open in Pedasi when we visited but it wasn't a problem to have the majority of our meal at Smileys. The food was simple but well-cooked and the service was really friendly. It was a nice place to have a few evening beers too and the staff couldn't have been more helpful.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We had 2 great meals here and Smiley also cooked some of our fish in delicious fish sandwiches. Highly recomend the santeno cocktail

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great prices for good old American food. The ribs were fabulous and the other diners' items looked very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Good barbecue good cold beer good live music friendly place menu prices reasonable Say Hello to John who is the Owner

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Loved the food, everything was delicious! The owner is a wonderful guy, who cares for each customer. Well located, clean, and not too expensive.

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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were told that this was "the place to go" on Friday nights, so we did. The food was excellent. We had Mahi Mhai and a beef filet, with a Margarita and a Corona. Top notch restaurant with a friendly staff. Live music on Friday nights and terrific environment.

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Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

By far the best place in town. Always open, very friendly, great food selections, beer is cold, drinks are plentiful, live music is genuine and amazing. John and Ermelinda are just amazing people that everyone should get to know while you're visiting.

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

What I like about Smiley's is the consistency. You know you'll get good service, good prices, and good food. Love the ribs too. They also have lunch specials every day, so that always helps the wallet!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I've eaten here many times. My favorite are the ribs. If you get the fresh fish special then take that one...either one you can't go wrong. Lots of expats and locals eat there. Tuesday and Friday, live music

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Smileys has a good selection of entrees with their speciality of the day Beef Ribs with mashed potatoes. Large delicious hamburgers and corvina fish with garlic. This is in the middle of cattle ranchs and close to the ocean. A lot of the locals seem to be old American hippies and the evening live band is likely creator of some... 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, Pasta, South American, 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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