We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Restaurante Dona Nella

Latin
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Calle Principal, frente al Mercado de Artesanias | El Valle de Antón, El Valle de Anton Entrega General, Panama
9835129
Add hours for Restaurante Dona Nella and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 19 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 4
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Reasonable Place To Eat, But Fantastic, or Very Good?? No Way.

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
PaulWorksHard
,
McLean, Virginia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
Add Photo Write a Review

19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
McLean, Virginia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
30 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Alexandria, Virginia
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Arizona
Top Contributor
220 reviews 220 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
GA
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grass Valley, California
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Restaurante Dona Nella also viewed

El Valle de Anton, Cocle Province
El Valle de Anton, Cocle Province
 
El Valle de Anton, Cocle Province
El Valle de Anton, Cocle Province
 

Been to Restaurante Dona Nella? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Restaurante Dona Nella staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?