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Restaurante Dona Nella

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Calle Principal, frente al Mercado de Artesanias | El Valle de Antón, El Valle de Anton Entrega General, Panama
9835129
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Dining options: Breakfast

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cheap, fast and fantastic!

Five us us stopped for lunch as everything else in the area was at least $10 a plate and we couldn't see the food. Here, we were greeted and we saw the cafeteria style lunch had 4 different choices of meat (pork chops, broiled chicken, fried chicken and a stewed beef) accompanied by white rice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
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McLean, Virginia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Dona Nella's is a fine place for a cheap cafeteria style breakfast, lunch or very early dinner. We had breakfast there 2 times. It is definitely cheap, convenient and fast. Do not expect above average Panamenian food. Expect to get decent food at fonda prices.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Five us us stopped for lunch as everything else in the area was at least $10 a plate and we couldn't see the food. Here, we were greeted and we saw the cafeteria style lunch had 4 different choices of meat (pork chops, broiled chicken, fried chicken and a stewed beef) accompanied by white rice, arroz con pollo, spaghetti and... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This restaurant is cafeteria style with pleasant enough indoor seating, Not particulary charming, but, clean. I choose a very small fried red snapper and a small portion of fried rice with seafood (includes shells--watch out!). Adequate, but certainly nothing special. Price: $6,25. They do give patrons a large pitcher of cold drinking water (as to most of the restaurants here... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

First of all they have a courteous and friendly staff, good variety of fresh and delicious food, spacious dining place with a safe/relax environment, walking distance to major attractions and right in front of the local fruits and vegetables market, pretty clean restrooms and surroundings

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

So I just got back from the waterfall and its hot and i'm hungry. This place looks authentic... I guess it is but I had a slice of pork, a slice of beef in a sauce and a drumstick w mashed potatoes. No seasoning. $12.35 in rural Panama. Same as in a diner in NY but not as good. eh,... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Canteen with delicious domestic cuisine. Every day different offer. Cheaper then other turistic restaurants in this place and food is much tasty.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We felt that this place was probably one of the most authentic experiences we had in Panama. We were just walking by, liked the look of it, and decided to try it. We sat on the outdoor patio in the fresh air and dined on traditional Panamanian/Central American food which was delicious. The menu came to us entirely in Spanish,... More 

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Arizona
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227 reviews 227 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We thought this place was great. We went for lunch and had a huge plate of food each and drinks for $12. Everything was good. Would def go there again. Also everything appeared very clean.

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GA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Great place for local comfort food. Breakfast is my favorite meal at this small village cafe. Local pastries and traditional favorites local favorites are offered in a clean, quiet atmosphere. Enjoy people watching in the center of El Valle.

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Grass Valley, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Good local food and very nice staff. Would eat here again. We both had a traditional american breakfast and it was OK

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Principal, frente al Mercado de Artesanias | El Valle de Antón, El Valle de Anton Entrega General, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Cocle Province  >  El Valle de Anton
  • Phone Number: 9835129

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Latin

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