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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
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have been to Pedasi four times and always try to get to Smileys on Tuesday and Fridays to catch the live band in the evenings. We often stop in for lunch as well. John (Smiley) has always greeted us and made us feel quite at home. We have tried a number of his dishes and have always found them... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Ehhh... okay on the food side, service not so much. We liked the patacones and yucca especially, and the Mahi mahi was decent. However..! We were greeted by a Tom Skerrit-lookin guy that I can only assume was "Smiley". NOT because he smiled at us; in fact this fella made the rounds at least three times to all the guests... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great service and fresh food... The ribs are great... Also try the tuna. On fridays they have a live band playing covers. Great vibe and a lovely staff.

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Santiago, Chile
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

we had a simple meal here, burgers were really good, lots of salad and french fries. Ambiance ok, not really special. Our kids loved the parrot though. Service a bit minimal.

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Pedasi, Panama
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Nice place Great food Cool to eat with the family and to hang out too. Smiley's All the way burguer Blackened seared Tuna Fillet mignon Very cold beers Delicious!

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louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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