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El Meson Suizo

Panamerican Highway Km 97 | After Entrace to El Valle, San Carlos 1017, Panama
+507 240-8657
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“schnitzel” (6 reviews)
“potatoes” (4 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Swiss, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Panamerican Highway Km 97 | After Entrace to El Valle, San Carlos 1017, Panama
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Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

For Dining not Panamanian - this restaurant is the best! Seafood or schnitzel, pizza or salad- never a disappointment! We visit here many times during our 5 month snowbird stay & have gotten to know Chef Lorenzo- an amazing person & chef! Our favourite dish...More

Thank Marie S
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Comfort food: schnitzel with rostie potatoes, like my grandmother used to make...the chicken Cordon Bleu is one of the best in the Beaches... I have eaten there many times and was never disappointed.. even their little salad is worth going there for.. Thoroughly enjoyable

1  Thank BettyBoop955
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Our server was very attentive and we enjoyed the atmosphere. The highlight of our meal was that the owner made me special gravy after learning I don't like mushrooms. It was delicious and very much appreciated. We will visit again...More

Thank LATravelGirl3
Reviewed February 16, 2017

Always have a great experience here. The amount of food for the price is incredible. The chef usually takes time to come out and make sure everything is good. There is only one person doing the cooking so service for a large group can be...More

1  Thank RayG1892
Reviewed January 19, 2017

One of my new favorites in San Carlos. Reasonably priced with good service (I hear it was terrible before my time, but in my last 3 visits has bee great) Don't miss the schnitzel and the Barracuda is a must try too. Chef always come...More

1  Thank CoffeeGuyz
Reviewed November 20, 2016

We pulled off the main road for a sign that said pizza. I think that the sign if left there on purpose to lure people into this higher-priced restaurant. No pizza place in sight anywhere. So we decided to eat there anyway. Very unmemorable. Spaetzle...More

1  Thank Barbara B
Reviewed July 3, 2016

We have eaten here quite a few times... I have to say the food is always good... but the service not! the lady who is the main waitress is slow, grumpy and often gets it wrong...so if you can get past that then you will...More

1  Thank Lorna C
Reviewed April 24, 2016

Great little restaurant just past the entrance of El Valle. The owners and staff are very attentive and friendly. The food is very good and the ambience is rustic and charming. A true gem tucked away.

1  Thank Tracy G
Reviewed April 8, 2016

We have tried pretty much every restaurant in the area, el meson suizo is simply the best of all. The food is excellent, price is very resonable. Our favorite so far.

1  Thank Just T
Reviewed March 6, 2016

Owner/chef will accommodate anyone's needs. He's most helpful & honest. Food is good with a semi friendly waitress. Try the tuna or red snapper...both great.

Thank susan g
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Peter B
March 23, 2017|
Response from RayG1892 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they accept credit cards.
Susann T
June 27, 2015|
Response from Suzi J | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is opened for lunch and dinner Wed thru Sunday from 12 noon to 9 pm. They have also just added a pizza oven. I've not tried their pizza but my guess is it's as quality as everything else served.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $20
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Panamerican Highway Km 97 | After Entrace to El Valle, San Carlos 1017, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +507 240-8657
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