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“Decent food, prices and service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Machu Picchu

Restaurante Machu Picchu
Calle Eusebio A. Morales, No. 16 | El Cangrejo, Panama City, Panama
264-8501
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Ranked #39 of 540 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Phone: 264-9308
Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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97 reviews 97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Decent food, prices and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I had dinner here twice with friends during a recent business trip to Panama City. We didn't have reservations either time, but our group was seated immediately upon arrival. It was fun to try Peruvian dishes, the portions are quite large and the prices are right.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Panama City, Panama
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122 reviews 122 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“My Favorite Peruvian Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

I've been coming here 5-6 times a year since it opened about 10 years ago and am finally getting around to writting a review. There are several new arrivals on the Peruvian restaurant scene in Panama City that are more chic, rated higher than this one, but if you want authentic, fresh and well prepared Peruvian food, this is the place. My favorite dishes are tiradito de corvina (ceviche in strips), anticucho de corazon (marinated beef heart skewers), aji de gallina (chicken in a spicy cream sauce) and pulpo al carbon (grilled octopus). Service is great and the longtime Peruvian owner is usually present to assure things run smoothly. Prices are reasonable.

  • Visited September 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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Aromas CA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Excellent Seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

One of the better place in Panama City. Very attentive service. Fresh seafood well prepared. Excellent ceviche. This is a white tablecloth place and not inexpensive, but still, given prices around Panama city, a fair value for very good and somewhat creative food with a Peruvian spin.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Berlin, Germany
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Excellent, almost, it just needs to boost its wine list by the glass”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

I went with a colleague/friend who highly recommended it, I must say the food was amazing! We has a tuna and a fish, mussels and spider fish ceviche (tuna was the best, with nice chunks and a juicy nutty sauce, very light though, only lime juice, chili and sesame oil) and a luxurious chupe de langostinos. Very nice, very nice. As an aperitive, they offered complimentay fried yucca with two homemade gorgeous sauces, one red based on garlic, one green based on avocado and coriander. Dessert was nice, a bit too heavy, but it was dulce de leche, so that goes without saying.

Pisco sour was delicious!! very strong, beware! Two will knock off the woman who is not a regular drinker. But it is absolutely unmissable (the quality of dizziness is remarkable, if you know what I mean) and they also serve 1/2 glass for 4 USD.

Yeah, that's the thing, it's not cheap. But 64 USD for 2 piscosours, 1 beer, 2 ceviches, 1 soup and 1 dessert felt well worth it because the food is high quality, fresh and well presented. Still, a bit overpriced, considering that their only offer when it comes to wine by the glass is a forgettable, if not annoying, Chardonnay Alcamos. Staff could also be a little bit more trained, although they are ok for European taste (service is often something that bothers Europeans travelling in Latin America, we can't get used to it...=

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good food, so so service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Just ate there yesterday. The place is simple and prices are relatively low, Sea Bass was fine. Waiters are just plain and simple. Parking is very difficult.

Visited May 2012
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