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“Where to find it all!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar

Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar
Calle 11 & Avenida B, Panama City 00507, Panama
507-228-7617
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Ranked #20 of 529 Restaurants in Panama City
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Central American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Las Clementinas Cafe and Bar is an iconic restaurant in Casco Viejo. While the ambiance is distinctively Old Panama, our menu might be described as contemporary Panamanian comfort food. Our highest culinary priority is to use the best local, traditional ingredients we can find while exploring the medley of cultures that have made Panama one of the great cross roads of the world.
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Where to find it all!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

smiley, helpful waiter
good food
extra plates and cutlery for sharing!
great atmosphere
tourist police station opposite, so enjoy it all in total security!

Visited April 2013
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ConservatorioHotelsP, General Manager at Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you for the kind words on our restaurant! I'm really happy your server was smiley and friendly and that you enjoyed the food! We hope you return.
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unguidedmissal
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“kept going back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

The first time we ate there, we enjoyed the experience so much we made reservations to come back before we left. We are what many people would probably consider to be foodies. The food there was very well designed, prepared and presented. It was adventurous and tasty. Quinoa with lentils and vegetables as a base for sea bass. Beautifully prepared vegetables in a light shrimp bisque topped with shrimp sitting on a thin rice cake. Deconstructed tres leches cake. Etc., etc.. Good wine list...nothing very special but also nothing very expensive. Service was very good, efficient but not clingy. Small friendly place. Seating is either in bar or in outdoor courtyard (too hot for me). I hear they have a golf cart that will pick you up if you're staying in Casco Viejo. But then, I guess you could just stay in their hotel.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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ConservatorioHotelsP, General Manager at Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
I love to read return reviews. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed our food and service, and that we were able to give you a great experience while in Panama. We, the staff of Las Clementinas, really do consider ourselves ambassadors for this beautiful country. We hope you return!
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Lugano, Switzerland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“excellent experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I was there yesterday for a dinner with all the folks from a business convention I am attending. We are talking of 50+ people and we had a set menu. Under such circumstances chances are high that the food isn't going to be remarkable. Well, we had a great dinner. Ceviche was so good I had it twice, then I went for the skirt steak (entrana) wich was excellent but I also had a few prawns from shared platters that were brought upon requests. Good dessert too and we ended with a few drinks at the bar. Plus perfect location. Will go back 100%.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ConservatorioHotelsP, General Manager at Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words. I know the whole team worked very hard in the weeks leading up to your dinner, and the night of, to ensure that your group had a good experience. We could not be more happy that it paid off for all of you. And we are even more happy that you will be back again!
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Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Best meal of our trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Las Clementinas was the last and best meal of our 2 weeks in Panama. Service was charming and efficient, decor is splendid old-world elegance, and the food is imaginative and excellent, with many Panamanian touches.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ConservatorioHotelsP, General Manager at Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
What a great compliment! With all the great restaurants in Panama these days, we're so happy you enjoyed your time with us best on your trip!
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Surrey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Felt as if I'd stepped back in time, in a good way!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We happened upon this restaurant last night, having walked towards the Casco Viejo and been attracted by its appearance though we'd not read any reviews of it. Once inside we decided to stay to eat, and we're so glad we did that we're going back again tonight! The best thing in our opinion was the atmosphere; it reminded us of the way Buenos Aires might have been years ago. The chicken in smoky tomato sauce was very tasty even if the chicken did put up a bit of a fight, and the cheesecake we shared was absolutely delicious. The people working there were a perfect mixture of warmth and professionalism. When we asked if they could order a cab for us they even came out to make sure that the driver had understood where we needed to go (a small guest house near Albrook). We paid $85 for two main courses, a bottle of Malbec, a shared dessert (easily big enough for two), a beer and a sparkling water and felt it was good value for money. Credit cards are accepted.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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ConservatorioHotelsP, General Manager at Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
What a great compliment! We could not be happier that you are returning so quickly, and hope you enjoy your second time around equally!
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