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“Wonderfull Ambiance” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Bar El Bodegon

Restaurante Bar El Bodegon
Calle 67 Este San Francisco, Panama City, Panama
226-1488
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Ranked #51 of 526 Restaurants in Panama City
Price range: $12 - $20
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Wonderfull Ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Finally escaped the International Living marketing blitz and go out into Panama City. We found El Bodegon on line and it was wonderful. Great food, reasonable prices especially given the quality of service and the ambiance. Since we generally eat early, around 7, we had no problem getting a reservation when we called at 6. By the time we left around 8:30 the restaurant had filled up.

We had a great time practicing Spanish and they enjoyed our efforts to use their language while they enjoyed speaking English.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Manchester, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great place to linger”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Sat at the tapas bar for hours drinking excellent wine and tasting the tapas offered that day. Both the food and service were excellent, a nice place to have a quiet and enjoyable evening. We were never rushed even though we stayed for a long time

Visited March 2013
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Chicago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A Very Special Place to Dine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Clearly a place for a superb meal and exceptional ambiance. The food is outstanding and the service is attentive. We went on a Friday evening for dinner, and reservations are a must. You will not be disappointed. If you are looking for an evening to remember, this is the place to go. Who knows, you might even see the President of Panama having dinner there as well, as we did.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good food with super service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Service is one of the best you can find in Panama starting with the guy at the parking lot. ambiance is great went for the Cochinillo and it was perfect. The croquetas were great, smooth and creamy inside. The piquillos, great too. Portion of vegetables for the cochillo was small and so was the expresso which came cold. Pricy but a very good choice. Will go back to try other dishes.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Territet, Vaud, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

A Very Good service and the food very excelent, the restaurat is elegant and quiet. They have wonderful selection of wine.

Visited October 2011
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