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“We really enjoyed our meal at La Posta” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Posta

La Posta
Calle Uruguay, Entre Calle 47 y Calle 48 | A Un Lado de Hotel Waldorf Astoria, Panama City Bella Vista, Panama
+507 269-1076
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Ranked #46 of 581 Restaurants in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $60
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Houston, Texas
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“We really enjoyed our meal at La Posta”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

A converted house with a small patio in front. My wife and I really enjoyed the meal here. Risotto marisco was excellent, the broccoli side was perfectly steamed with a bit of butter and salt? Her organic chicken though tasty was dry/over done? but everything else was just fine. The tres leches was excellent. A friend really likes the corvina there as well
even the house malbec was very nice.
the La Posta is in an area with many clubs and restaurants so if you don't have a reservation, it would be wise to go early for parking and seating. We went on a wed and it almost filled up. The service was fairly attentive and helpful and the restaurant itself was very calming and relaxing after a tough day. By the end of the evening it did get a bit noisy though if you're planning on discussions.
warning to visitors - Panama City has 4,285 miles of roads/freeways and 3 street signs.
Of course each of those three have a tree that has grown a branch almost completely covering the sign. IF you don't know where you're going, plan on 10-30 minutes of either being lost, or trying to figure out how to get there from here even if you can see your destination because of the one way streets, construction, traffic, taxi's cutting you off, etc etc. Very few streets are straight, and most seem to steer you away from your real destination. All directions will entail turning at a building, a sign, a storefront, etc. ie. find a guide.
I'm just sayin'.........

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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dinabanina, Guest Relations Manager at La Posta, responded to this review, August 31, 2012
We certainly feel your pain on navigating Panama City! Believe it or not, it's improving, slowly but surely. Hopefully the map here and on our website is helpful in locating the restaurant.

A tip for taxi riders: just tell the driver Calle Uruguay con Calle 49. La Posta is located one building in from the northwest corner, with a large gate and valet in front.

Thanks so much for posting!

Diana
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English first
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Simply outstanding food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Everything on the menu sounded tempting and the food we ordered was without a doubt the best food we tasted in Panama, in fact I'd go as far as saying one of my top ten restaurants globally.
Very attentive service, lovely setting and located in the 'going-out' part of the city.

Visited August 2012
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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138 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Simple and delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

The food is pretty straightforward, made from top ingredients, and finely presented.
The place is quite nice, organised inside what was originally a family home, with a nice caribbean theme to it.
Food and service are superb.

Visited February 2012
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Barcelona
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Save this one for last!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We saved this restaurant for the last day of our honeymoon trip to Panama. A fantastic way to end our holiday. Gorgeous food, lovely french colonial relaxed atmosphere and fantastic service. Actually we asked the service to slow down so we had time to digest our food between dishes. The best meal we had in Panama!

Visited August 2012
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Charleston, West Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very well presented, excellent food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

I ordered from the menu what I recognized as shrimp and it mentioned zucchini. It was great! Thin pasta, maybe in butter sauce? with shrimp and tendrils of zucchini. Wish I had more time I would have gone back. Warning, they don't open till 6:30 PM.

Visited July 2012
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