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.
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