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“"Fusion" style French/Spanish/Panamenian cuisine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Trona

La Trona
Calle 48 | Bella Vista, Panama City, Panama
507-396-9230
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Ranked #12 of 540 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Geneva, Switzerland
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55 restaurant reviews
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“"Fusion" style French/Spanish/Panamenian cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Great decor internally with a cute terrace externally. As a friend said "this restaurant seems to have a microclimate both in terms of temperature and people".

Very friendly and accommodating staff. And the food! Simple yet well matched flavors, deliciously cooked. From different types of tartars (salmon, tuna, meat) to grilled fish and from risottos/pastas to meat dishes.

Very reasonable prices for the value of the food. And a good wine catalogue, also reasonably priced.

So far the best restaurant I've been in Panama city.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
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  • German first
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English first
Panama City, Panama
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“so, so...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Services was great, we had our reservation on a private party room with a nice street balcony. Some appetizers were good but the entraña wasnt so good...i recommend better their sea food over meats..
Desserts were colorful and delightful...Great experience at the end of the evening.
I almost forgot...the best wine and champagne selection...at fair prices

Visited June 2012
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Panama City, Panama
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“Perfect evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I would rank La Trona next to many of our best dining experiences around the world. The service, atmosphere and food each met our exceeded the expectation we would have for our favorite restaurants in New York and DC. The smoked duck risotto comes in at #2 on our top risotto list. The short ribs melted in your mouth. From appetizers through desserts it was a perfect evening. We were especially pleased by the attentive service. Even on a busy Friday night the wait staff paid us constant attention without hovering or becoming overbearing. Their recommendations for wine, food and dessert were all attentive to our preferences and exactly what we were looking for. And at the end of the meal, the bill was a pleasant surprise! Dinner for 2 with a bottle of wine, appetizers, entrees and deserts was a little more than half what it would have been in NYC. If you are in Panama City, you must go to La Trona.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Panama City, Panama
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15 restaurant reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great Find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

A friend recommended us this place.....all i can say is that we owe him. This restaurant is good in every way. The first thing that hits you is the decor and atmosphere. Very well done. The service is suprisingly good. The food is a Peruvian Gourmet style, it is really well done. Everything we had was great, Tuna Tartare, Sushi Tower and a Grouper that came with the most exquisite sauce. It left you asking for more. Definitely give it a two thumbs up.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Frances, Canada
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“Currently One of the Best in Panama City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Let's be honest. It is not easy to find a restaurant in Panama City that offers great food AND great service. Here it is.
Formerly called Eurasia, La Trona is situated in a lovely old house in the calle Uruguay area, quite close to Avenida Balboa. It is a restaurant for grown-ups - the decor is lovely, mature and it is a place to go for a special night out, or simply a decent meal.
This was my first visit to La Trona, with three friends, and each of us enjoyed our chosen meals very much. My seafood dishes were terrific. However, it is not just the food but the service that stands out at La Trona. Our waitress was attentive, fast and polite, without hovering over our table. We did not feel hurried and I was impressed.
My husband and I are planning another visit to La Trona soon.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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