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“Gourmet Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Luna

Luna
Calle 53 Marbella, Centro Comercial La Florida, Panama City 0823-01100, Panama
(507) 264-5862 / 263-5862
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Ranked #31 of 508 Restaurants in Panama City
Price range: $21 - $50
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: twitter/Lunapanama
New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Gourmet Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

I took my wife for a special dinner and this place is 'truly special'

The AC was a bit cold , so next time would go a bit overdressed. The restaurant is very spacious and gives you feeling of privacy and not the usual 'factory assembly line'

We both ordered Beef Carpaccio as starters and these were absolutely ' the best Carpaccio De Res' we have ever eaten - tender , great flavours , colour , presentation - full marks. The wine list is quite extensive and we found a good chilean cabernet sauvignon to go well with our food.

For Plato Fuertes, we had Yellow Fin Tuna Steak Teriyaki style and Filete de res with Salsa Vino Tinto - both were cooked to perfection.

The service is a bit clumsy and waiters seem to be novices - our waiter was pouring us wine while looking at other guest tables.

But from food point of view - great place and highly recommended.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great spot for special dinner.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Chicharrones were great, friuti de mare and grouper were wonderful. Service was outstanding. Only downside was table of loud Americans that acted like it was their first time out...embarrassing.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Panama City, Panama, Panama
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Luna”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

When my friend's son managed this place it was great. Fusion food and good service. A bit pricey for Panama City, but great for cocktails.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Surprising good food, classic ambiance, a bit too much a/c”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

really had suprising dishes. need to look good for the restaurant as it looks like a regular house; good food, pleasant service and well priced Take some long sleaves ;) I notices a lot of people knew eachother so looked like a lot of locals eat here, which is a good sign!

Visited December 2012
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Panama City, Panama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great food combined with useless service and bad Champagne at $15 a glass.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Waiters are all beginners and none of them are professionals. We had the Salmon and salad and food was exceptional but the two glasses of Champagne at $15 each was a rip off as the Champagne had no gas and it was from a bottle that was for sure open a day or two before. Atmosphere and decoration of the restaurant can be compared to some of the classiest restaurants in New York. The terrace is beautiful but the view of the rubbish bins across the road is not great. After all I will still give them 4 stars.

Visited December 2012
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