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“Totally underrated” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Santa Librada

Santa Librada
Avenida Principal, El Valle de Anton, Panama
+507 983-6376
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Cuisines: Spanish
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Totally underrated”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Possibly the first "real" Panamanian meal I had...after five days of being in the country.

The wife and I had grilled chicken which was genius and came with excellent lentils and rice. Two hearty meals plus a salad and two Balboas for...$17. You can't beat that. Extra points for being well run, clean and two ladies who ran it being really nice and helpful.

Generally speaking I'm finding it true that Panama does not have great food so some comfort food was a really nice change. It was mostly full of families from Panama so obviously a good sign.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Dobbs Ferry, New York
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A great budge option to dine and to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

We stayed two nights at the rooms in the back and it is a great budget option for couples. The shower was cold and the beds weren't super comfortable, but it is only 20 bucks a night! The ladies who own the place are super cute. We ate two breakfasts in the restaurants and they were quite good. Overall, the atmosphere is too nice to pass!!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Holland, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Large portions, Great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Recommended by our travel book (Lonely Planet) so we thought we’d check it out, especially since we had had a really bad experience elsewhere (Don Pepe’s) and were hoping for a positive experience. Found it here! Very friendly servers, excellent food and large portions at a great price (many meals around $4.50). The ‘combinación’ rice was a big hit with our family.
Plates were delivered to the table at different times but within a few minutes from the first to the fifth one - MUCH better than our experience at nearby Don Pepe’s where it was a 20 minute difference.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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