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“Pizza and beer” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Rana Dorada

La Rana Dorada
Via Argentina con Arturo Motta / Casco Antiguo / Marbella | Frente a la cabeza de Einstein - El Cangrejo, Panama City, Panama
269-2989 / 269-2990
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Ranked #23 of 480 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
San Jerónimo, Masaya, Nicaragua
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Pizza and beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

Great pizza great beer. The pizzas are big too and can be shared or taken home as an extra meal. Was pretty impressed with this place.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Cork, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great to find high quality draft beer!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Only had a few afternoon beers at this lovely microbrewery, just as you start ascending into Casco Viejo from the Hop-on, Hop-off bus stop. Don't be put off by exterior, this is a cool place with a great beer selection

Visited March 2013
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Best spot for cold beer on a hot day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Went here (the old town location) twice for lunch as the beer is good and we had the best ceviche here that we had in Panama. Good three meat pizza as well (we took the servers advice). Outside seating is available, but the well air conditioned inside with a cold pint of tasty beer made for a great retreat on hot days. Super clean bathrooms as well.

Visited March 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Skip the food!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

Decent atmosphere, clean, fine beer.

The food was really poor. The nachos are covered in squeeze cheese and "guacamole-style dip" -- you know, that green stuff they're not allowed to call guacamole because it's not actually made with avocados. The whiskey sour was horrible. It was served in a giant plastic pint glass and was sickeningly sweet.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Worst dining experience in Panama”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Spent 12 hours traveling on two connecting flights to get into Panama City late Friday night. A friend suggested the La Rana Dorado in Casco Viejo, not the one in El Cangrejo which we should have went to instead. Decided to order a Pizza to go to take back to the hotel. Made the order directly with the Bar Manager and told it would be 30-minutes. Took a table 5' away to sit and placed an order for Ceviche while waiting with the waitress.

As we were waiting got a half a glass of wine spilled on me by a server. Checked in with Bar Manager after 40 minutes and was told the Pizza is coming. Never got the order of Ceviche either. In fact a table right next to us that were seated 15 minutes after us were served their food and drink order as we patiently waited over an hour with nothing from the kitchen. Brought this all to the attention of the restaurant manager. He had no response, no excuses, no apologies and no business as we walked out hungry and tired. I cannot recommend this restaurant to others. Hopefully the La Rana Doredo in Casco Viejo. maybe the level of customer service in El Cangrejo is better.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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