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“Well-deserved first place in Panama City”
Review of Maito

Final de la Calle 50 | 4to Local a Mano Izquierda, Panama City 081602944, Panama
(507) 391-4657
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Ranked #6 of 453 restaurants in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $25
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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87% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
“Well-deserved first place in Panama City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

As our table was still occupied when we arrived, we had a complimentary cocktail in the bar to begin with. I enjoyed a perfect Mojito (trick: Plenty of mint!).

As for the food we started our with 4 starters to share, which were all great. As main dish I had the Rack de cordero (lamb) which was absolutely fantastic. Slowly cooked, tender as butter with a slight smokey taste. The meat as accompanied by a wonderful potato pure.

For desert I had a Tart Tartin with large pieces of tasty caramelized apple and a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. All very tasty!

The service was very professional. Only annoyance was that the coffee machine was broken, and they couldn't even server french press which doesn't require a machine.

In total we paid around 200USD for 4 people including a bottle of wine.

  • Visited November 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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Panama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A taste of Panama with class”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

This is place where you can have an upscale taste of Panamanian Cuisine. Most of the ingredients come from small local producers.
Make reservations and don't expect to end your meal in less than 2 hours...

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Miami
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Panama with Peru !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Very good seafood "a la Peruvian". Needs reservations. Fresh, exquisitely preparred. About the only complaint is sometimes slow service.

Visited October 2012
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El Ciruelo, Panama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Make a reservation or you'll be sorry you didn't get to taste this award winning chef's food. The risotto is a must.

Visited July 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“specialty restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

In general Maito has been a good restaurant with fair attention. The plates sometimes are good and outstanding and sometimes they are not. I specially complained about cold food. Slowness in serving.

Visited October 2012
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