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“a great place for a meal” 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 #6 of 469 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.
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“a great place for a meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Went once for brunch and once for lunch. Love the feel and ambience. It's as if you were going back into time, yet without feeling dated. The food is well made and carefully selected. A truly memorable experience. Now I wish I could have dinner there

Visited June 2014
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Panama City, Panama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Solid every time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

What I love about this restaurant is that every single time I go, the service and the food are flawless. Consistency! Prices are entirely reasonable and the selection is great, love the veggie burger.

Visited June 2014
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Carolina N, General Manager at Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Hello and thank you! Your review just made our day! We love our regulars and returning guests and are so delighted to hear that your experiences at the restaurant continue to be great. We hope to see you again soon!
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Doha, Qatar
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“A real find in Casco Viejo. Someplace special!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

It was our last night in Casco Viejo...after a horrible lunch at Tequila, we wanted something memorable to end our weeklong holiday in CV. We found it at Las Clementinas. It is a small bar and restaurant, but more than just a cafe, in my opinion. Nice decor, and part of a boutique hotel, the ambience is upscale but relaxed. No loud music, no hustle and bustle. This is a place you can go and have a great meal and a conversation. The servers were friendly and attentive, but not overly sot. You can tell they take pride in making sure you enjoy your dining experience,
Las Clementinas changes it's menu slightly, every few of weeks.now that's the sign of a creative chef. I was looking forward to the shrimp corn dogs, but it wasn't on the new menu. But there were other dishes to-die-for...we loved the plantains and brie, and the pork rinds starter. Both were scrumptious. Not large portions, but enough for two or three to share and get a taste.
We had three different main courses: sea bass and rice, goat tacos with homemade corn tortillas, and, my favorite, the Panamanian seafood stew with coconut rice. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented!
The ambience in Las Clementinas is lovely, relaxed, and low key, not at all stuffy. Nicholas, Misty, and John were welcoming and efficient. The service was outstanding. At the end of the meal, Nicholas played the piano. A perfect end to a perfect meal, and a wonderful stay in Casco Viejo. Las Clementinas is not cheap, but worth every penny and good value for money. Starters were around $8 or $9, and main courses ran around $15-25. They have a delicious looking hamburger on the menu, too. Go to the website and check out a sample menu, but keep in mind it might be different when you go. And I highly recommend that you go! It's a special place, and I'll be back some day when I return to Panama.

Visited June 2014
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Carolina N, General Manager at Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Wow, what an amazing and detailed review! Thank you so very much for all your kind words about our food, staff, and ambiance! We did, indeed, recently change the menu and while the corndog was one of my personal favorites also, we do endeavour to change things up a bit sometimes. I know everyone in the kitchen, as well as the waitstaff, will be so thrilled to read this review. Thank you again!
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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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“Great Food and garden”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Nice setting in an old town garden. Excellent food and a decent wine list. Prices reasonable. Interesting cocktail list

Visited June 2014
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Carolina N, General Manager at Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for writing about your experience at our restaurant. I completely agree that the garden is one of the most beautiful spots to dine in the city. We are delighted you enjoyed the food, since we recently changed the menu. I will be passing on your comments to our staff. Thank you again and we hope you return.
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Right on par”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We went to dinner here the other night. Great atmosphere- cafe feel with live piano and a wonderful food selection. I had the prawn corn dog and sautéed prawns for dinner. My wife had the corvina. All of it was excellent. The staff in the cafe and hotel (they helped call our taxi driver) were great as well. We would definitely recommend it.

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Carolina N, General Manager at Las Clementinas Cafe & Bar, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for writing about your experience with us! We're so grateful you wrote and enjoyed your food and our staff! We've just implemented a new menu, so hopefully should you return you will enjoy that just as much! Best wishes, Carolina
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