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Restaurante Dona Nella

Latin, Spanish
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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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
Great for breakfast

Great places for a good local creole breakfast. It is affordable and if you are in the center of the town it is at walking distance. Friendly environment and very close to the town market for fruits and souvenirs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
dsg_panama
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Panama City, Panama
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Bradford, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small Panamanian Creole restaurant that is cafeteria style. Once you tell them what you want, they pile on the food and serve it to you after you're seated. The food is absolutely delicious! We had to go back for breakfast and were not disappointed. Still can't believe the prices. VERY REASONABLE! They are only open for breakfast and lunch... More 

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Thank BlackCherry100
Panama City, Panama
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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great places for a good local creole breakfast. It is affordable and if you are in the center of the town it is at walking distance. Friendly environment and very close to the town market for fruits and souvenirs.

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Thank dsg_panama
Paris, France
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Panamean food, cheap, local. Clean place. Had a chat with the owner, an old lady, impressed her restaurant was in a travel guide! She was happy to speak with us (in Spanish).

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Thank Karine L
Stockbridge, Georgia
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263 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We stopped in for lunch after hiking up to see the Piedra Pintada. This tiny little cafeteria style restaurant is the bomb!!! I had barbecued chicken with rice and beans; he had baked chicken with rice, beans, and the potato salad. You would have thought it was our last meal! We couldn't eat fast enough -- it was sooooo good.... More 

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1 Thank StuartandDenese
McLean, Virginia
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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1 Thank PaulWorksHard
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

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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1 Thank Monique F
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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Thank RebeccaDelIslas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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1 Thank Mannyhl H
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

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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1 Thank stekay1
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

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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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, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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