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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
My go to place

I can always count on their ribs, So tasty, serving is ample, good mashed potatoes and included a salad. Price is reasonable and always friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Maui
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The five of us were tired from a long day of adventures. Smiley's is right on the main street through Pedasi and there was parking right in front! We were greeted and seated immediately by friendly employees. We order drinks, dinner and more drinks! The drinks were good but the food was mediocre. My fish tasted like chicken and my... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

smiley's is family owned business in which I met while I was there. Very inviting atmosphere, great bar, dancing and live music and excellent food

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Yes, music and beer. The atmosphere is relaxed and smooth. The plastic tables and chairs are not so confortables. The service is very slow. We had time to get two beers before the main course was served. The Shrimp were overcooked, and tasteless. I had the fried fish. Well, a very very deep deep fried. I mean that almost no... More 

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Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I'm shocked that this isn't listed as number 1 in Pedasi. There is no doubt that this is THE go-to place in Pedasi. Live music, great service AND THE RIBS ARE TO DIE FOR!!! (Yes I was yelling!) Several great plates... If you go to Panama, you go to the Canal... if you go to Pedasi, you go to Smiley's!!

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Maui
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I can always count on their ribs, So tasty, serving is ample, good mashed potatoes and included a salad. Price is reasonable and always friendly.

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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The smoked rib dinner was great and large. I took plenty home for lunch the next day. Beer is very cold and well priced. It is definitely a place where expats hang out. But their were plenty of locals there the second night we went (non-live music night). Tuesday & Friday are live music nights with an expats group playing... More 

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Rancho Cordova, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We went to Smiley's twice while in Pedasi, once for lunch and again for the live music. It was a Friday night and it just happened to be the owners birthday. What a great time! The music was fabulous and the place was filled with friendly people, both native and ex-pat, we danced, we drank, we ate....... The service was... More 

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Vilano Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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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, South American, 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, 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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