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“great setting and good food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Romantico

Restaurante Romantico
Playa Cacique, seafront | Next to the Medical Center / Next to de Policia, Panama Province, Panama
005072027426
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Price range: $9 - $24
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Newport Beach, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“great setting and good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Fresh fish well prepared! Cold beer and good service. Vegetables and sides were tasty. Desert was very good also. Very casual and friendly. Wifi!

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Mediocre restaurant with a nice view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Dinner service starts at 6:30pm; arrive a little earlier if you'd like to have a drink on the balcony. You can't quite see the sunset but it's a nice view.

Food-wise, skip the pasta for sure (2 of us ordered it and felt ill until the next morning), the shrimp cocktail looks like nothing you'd expect if you're from the states, the fish was tasty (though not especially memorable). I'd guess that it's your best bet.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Playa Coronado, Panama
2 reviews
“Good food Bad service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Food was very good. Service was very poor and got even worse after we asked for our pensionado discount.

Visited February 2013
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Boston
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Not a very memorable meal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We were staying just down the beach, so the view (which is Romantico's best asset) didn't carry much weight.

I can't remember much about the food and it was only about a week ago that we ate there. I ordered the fish of the day, a red snapper served whole, but I was surprised that it had been fried crisp (which made it hard to cut into). And sangria, which was decent.

What I remember is that the service was a little amateurish, or at least lazy about accommodating a big party that didn't speak any Spanish. The menu wasn't explained to us sufficiently, and we were ignored for long stretches.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Miami Beach, FL
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32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Best full service restaurant on the island.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The restaurant looks out over the water on the east side of the island, a beautiful setting, and both the food and service were good. The menu was huge and everything of reasonable price. The Corvina ceviche was particularly good. When I accidentally spilled a plate, the manager and my waiter were over in a flash to help me clean up. They replaced--at their expense--what I had spilled. It was all very professional and very reassuring after our experience the previous night at another island restaurant.

Visited February 2013
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