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“The Sting is in the Tail.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Segundo Muelle

Segundo Muelle
Calle Crisantemos N0 16 esquina con calle 68, Panama City, Panama
3919234
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Ranked #8 of 473 restaurants in Panama City
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Peruvian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“The Sting is in the Tail.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

So much well deserved praise has already been written in TripAdvisor about this restaurant and its all true. There is great ambience, the noise level is satisfactorily low permitting un-strained conversation, the staff is helpful and considerate (not really a Panamanian trait) and the food is “to die for”. There is a short but well selected wine list and there are menus in English as well as Spanish; the Spanish menu is profusely illustrated and shows prices while the English version is just an unpriced description of the Spanish menu. I had the house cebiche (Cebiche Segundo Muelle) which was superb (although different from the standard cebiche usually served in South America) and sea bass cooked in a garlic sauce – fabulous, but make sure your partner eats some too! The unpleasant surprise came with the bill, although the prices were very reasonable for a restaurant of this quality. As usual, the VISA counterfoil had a space for the optional tip and I believed some generosity was justified. But because I had an uneasy feeling about the bill, I checked it carefully the following morning to find that the price had been inflated by 10% without explanation. The bottom of the bill, in very small print, showed the cost of the meal; immediately underneath was a line “charged to VISA” which was 10% more. Had there been an intermediate line explaining the increase (presumably tip) I would still have left an additional gratuity, but not as much. So go eat and enjoy but question your bill at the end.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MI
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“What a great restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

This restaurant wan't our first choice that night, but boy am I glad my friends ended up taking me there while visiting them in Panama city. What an extensive food menu and good wine list. We all loved our food selections. As another reveiwer said, it is a hidden gem!
Recommondation: from the appetizer section, you must try the chef's Mexican Ceviche!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vienna, Austria
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We went there for dinner and didn't fail us. The grilled octopus was amazing, the dessert is good too.Reservation is a must, A very good experience indeed in that side of the city.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great Food in a Hidden Spot.....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Great little restaurant, hidden around the corner from Multi Plaza.......

Inside the restaurant is a little too bright with spot and strip lighting.... Some nicely laid out tables and booths......A great little terrace outside for those wanting to enjoy the evening temperatures...

This place is not cheap.... be prepared!!! Great dishes, great use of food and awesome presentation...

Service is good....and swift too..... I think this would be more of a group thing rather than a romantic dinner..... All the same - take a visit for a taste of Peru - the next best thing to visiting the country......

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Panama City, Panama
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“I wish I could go every day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Best peruvian food in town. It is a little pricey, but everything I've tried was excellent. Don't forget to ask for a Pisco Sour to start. Need to make reservations, it is always full.

Visited January 2013
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