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“Great Place to watch WorldCup Football” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Sitio del Casco

El Sitio del Casco
Edificio Casa Verde, Avenida A. (entre calle 4ta y calle 5ta) | Casco Antiguo, Panama City, Panama
+507 6676-3181
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Ranked #107 of 475 restaurants in Panama City
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: El Sitio del Casco is the #1 BEER bar for BEER enthusiasts featuring the best BEER selection in the region, an excellent menu in which every dish is prepared with a fun touch of BEER, a relax yet fun atmosphere, and a cozy and historic décor. Located in Casco Antiguo among walls centuries old, opens its doors to everyone who wants to enjoy a good time and a great BEER among friends.Good fun, great food, excellent people, wonderful BEER!!!
Florida
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“Great Place to watch WorldCup Football”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Stopped in to watch the Brasil vs Columbia game. Place got really busy but the friendly staff had no problem. Great selection of beer and a fair price

I did not eat here but I really liked the vibe of this place.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Panama City
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121 reviews 121 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Meh”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We went to El Sitio del Casco for Burger week. What a disappointment. Poor service with LONG delays, bland food and expensive decent beer.

We ordered nachos for the kids at our table, and they were tasteless. It was a bunch of semi-stale nachos thrown on a plate with some meat, a dollop of sour cream and a little bit of cheese that wasn't even melted properly. Clearly it was made with no love at all, and it took over 25 minutes, when it looks like it was thrown together in about 2 minutes and then tossed in the microwave.

2 of us ordered the burger special which was supposed to come with a Stella. They were out of Stella and offered us a ginger ale instead. Really? A ginger ale instead of a Stella, who are they kidding. They actually have quite a nice beer selection, but they are very pricy and would not even consider deducting a couple of dollars off the beers in place of the Stellas we were owed. The burgers were bland and lacking any texture other than soft. We thought they were full of promise since they had onion rings, jalapeños, chili and cheese on them, but we couldn't find any of these flavours at all. I should mention that they took over 45 minutes to come out (after we received the 25 minute nachos).

My husband had a different burger that had jalapeños, bacon and cheese on it, but again, none of the flavours were prevalent. Also, his burger wasn't served with ours, he waited an additional 10 minutes for his come out. The rest of us were done by that point.

The last person at the table had the wings, which were OK; but nothing special. They were quite small and didn't come with any veggies or dip. Meh...

The service was painfully slow, especially considering there were only 2 other tables occupied in the restaurant. The server knew nothing about any of the food or beer selection. Our bill came to $130 for some beers, burgers, wings and nachos. Pretty bad value.

Don't bother going to this place, unless you're in the mood for some good, yet expensive beers.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Batrias, Gerente at El Sitio del Casco, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Hello,
First of all I want to apologize for any inconvenience or bad time you may have had in our Bar, our intention is for all our clients to have fun and try our selection of BEERS; the best selection of BEERS in Panama.

We appreciate your comments and have taken them into consideration to take the necessary adjustments.

As for the incident of the Stella, this item was a given to all bars and restaurants in the "Burger week" circuit by the coordinators of the event, and were only available with the burger menu while there were in existence; if there wasn't any in existence the coordinators requested that it be change for a "ginger-ale". we however did ask our staff that if this ever happened they were in the required to change it for a national beer at our cost.
If this did not happen please let me know as I must have words with them in that case.

Without further due, we invite you to come back to the bar, and try our Cathedral burger, vote by many as the best burger in Panama.

Best Regards
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105 reviews 105 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Burger, you gotta have the burgers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We chose to visit this place because of the many different brands of beer they offer, however I was most surprised by their great burgers. The meat is of great quality and the service is ok - the only downside was the fact that people were smoking outside, which I understand is penalised by law in Panama and nobody did anything about it.

Visited May 2014
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Paris, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Nice area and opportunity to visit the Casco Antiguo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The old city area worth visiting : do not miss some very old and preserved churchs, understand the rich stories beyond all the past centuries, visit the 'Placa de Francia' with Ferdinand de Lesseps statue, as well as commémorations to the slaves and the founders of the Canal. Buy a local ice cream with sirups hand made in front of you, also buy a Panama hat (but you have to negotiate the price ! ) :-)

Visited December 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A beer bar with nice burgers”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We went with a group of friends to this beer pub, and had nice burgers. They were done as we requested and the place has a nice atmosphere. Are they the best burgers in Panama City? I do not think so, as there are MANY places in Panama City with very nice hamburgers. There is a good selection of beers and the service is friendly.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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