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“La Casa de Lourdes, a Panamanian gourmet restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Casa de Lourdes

Casa de Lourdes
El Valle de Anton, Panama
(507) 983-6450
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Price range: $20 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“La Casa de Lourdes, a Panamanian gourmet restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

My friend, with whom I was traveling, and I walked down from Los Mandarinos Hotel where we were staying, to the restaurant which was immediately adjacent. The ambiance in the restaurant was lovely, with the tables surrounding a pool, table settings of different patterns of pottery, and just the right lighting. The salads we ordered as our first course were assorted field greens with figs, walnuts and Manchego cheese with a tasty vinaigrette dressing. Our main course was Corvina (sea bass) baked with crushed pecans and served on thin sliced potatoes in a cream sauce and accompanied by green beans on the side. This was accompanied by a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, 2011, from Chile. We savored the meal, leisurely enjoying the food and wine. We then had an apple crisp with vanilla ice dream and coffee to finish a lovely dinner.
We met Lourdes de Ward, the Executive Chef and Proprietor of the restaurant, and complimented her on the restaurant and food.

  • Visited October 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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Geneva, Switzerland
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179 reviews 179 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 105 cities Reviews in 105 cities
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
“Very pleasant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The setting is fantastic, the service just ok and the food, although not exceptional as expected, clearly above local standards. All this comes to a rather high price, but overall there is not too much to complain about: We had a very pleasant evening there and the place is clearly recommendable!

Visited November 2013
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Almere
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great food and ambiance, nice prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

We had areally nice diner here, and decided to come back for lunch the next day. We would never have come to this restaurant if we had not stayed at Los Mandarinos (great hotel). Both times we enjoyed our food tremendously. The view from the entrance is wonderful, and I liked the pool which was visited by some frogs that evening. You can also pay a visit to the family's library, which gives a good impression how they lived when it was their private residence. Worth a visit.

Visited November 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Beautiful food and surroundings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My husband and I went here for a meal at the weekend. The service was excellent and so was the food. Amazing piece of Seabass & my husband said the salmon was sublime, just delicious. Scallops to start - perfect. The only let down - and it was a little one was our dessert and coffee. Asked for a cafe latte but got a black coffee that was far too strong.offee We shared the El heartattack - wasnt impressed - basically 4 scoops of icecream with a bit of biscuit and choc sauce on top - nothing to write home about. Saw the apple crumble - wish I went for that instead! Over all a great evening though. Tip - very dark out front as you approach - they are putting down stone at the entrance and I nearly broke my neck on leveling wire - keep a wary eye out!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Superb.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This restaurant deserves its high ranking on TripAdvisor. We ate there twice and each time had well-prepared and tasty meals. Great atmosphere and setting.

Visited September 2013
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