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“Terrible” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Carlos' Steak House

Carlos' Steak House
Avendia A and Calle 3, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6518 9627
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Ranked #15 of 50 Restaurants in Bocas Town
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Terrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

We ordered the ribeye steak. Don't know what this was but it was not a ribeye. As a partner in a cattle ranch in Texas, we know beef. This was a cut of some creature other than beef, maybe horse???? It was tough, impossible to cut with a steak knife, gristly-- tasteless. If you want to dine on unknown, surprise meat by all means take your chances. Our recommendation? Anywhere but here.

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English first
Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Yummy and flexible”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

It was yummy, but order your steak one level lower than you actually want it. I ordered mine medium rare and it came medium... same with a lot of other ppl. So next time I'll order it rare :) and it'll come the way I live it!
They made some substitutions without question too, which is always a bonus!

Visited January 2013
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Eastham, Massachusetts
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72 restaurant reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Didn,t expect such nice steaks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

After being in Bocas for almost a month and trying many different restaurant my wife and I had a craving for a nice steak dinner so we tried Carlos steak house. I wasn't expecting much in the way of a good steak but were we surprised. I ordered the ribeye and my wife ordered the New York strip. The steaks were huge, about 2 inches thick. We ordered them rare and that is what we got. They were served with a baked potato with sour cream and corn on the cob. The corn was frozen and not the best but that was a minor complaint. Both steaks were delicious and we could only finish half of them so we asked for a box to take the rest home. The service was very good by Bocas standards and the owner came to our table to ask how everything was. By Bocas standards the price was high about $40 with a wine and a beer but that same dinner would be more than double in the States.

  • Visited February 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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Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We dined here on Christmas Day and it was not a great experience.Tables are set up outside,near the street so ambiance is nonexistent. Three of our party of 4 ordered the steak and their meals were just OK.I ordered the fresh lobster and it arrived covered in onions!!! I mean what kind of a chief would cover the delicate taste of lobster in onions.The lobster meat was tough and very overdone.Apart from the food being less than good,was the dress of the waitress and the man we believed to be the owner.Their appearance was unkempt and the clothes they were wearing were really quite dirty. The waitress kept smoking cigarettes just off to the side in plain view every chance she got.Service was poor and prices for the mediocre food quite high. Overall not a ood experience and not a restaurant to be recommended.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Elliot Lake, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Amazing food, Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

The food was fantastic and the service was great! Definitely worth spending a couple extra dollars on a great meal! Thanks Carlos!

Visited January 2013
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