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El Sol Bistro Restaurant

Via a Arena | El Sol le Barra de Quebro, Torio 091001, Panama
+507 6616-1632
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“bread” (6 reviews)
“pasta” (3 reviews)
“fresh salad” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Via a Arena | El Sol le Barra de Quebro, Torio 091001, Panama
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1 - 10 of 45 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my third stay at El Sol and it keeps getting better. The rooms nicely decorated, clean and quiet. One of the aspects of the property that I really like is that there are several more private areas where you can site and relax....More

Thank Jean M
Michael R, Owner at El Sol Bistro Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks John I look forward to the future. Bring the kids next time. Mike

Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

We got sent here by one of Mikes regular customers who lives in Panama with the words « you will not be disappointed » this could not be more the truth. We arrived and Mike welcomed us with open arms! Beautiful bedroom, beautiful view and more importantly...More

1  Thank Amandouille
Michael R, Owner at El Sol Bistro Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2018

Thank you for these kind words. I am looking forward to your next visit. Miss you n Vinny mucho Mike

Reviewed May 22, 2018

One of our most favorite places to visit! Michael is a wonderful host and an absolutely amazing Chef! Beautiful rooms with spectacular views and a pool over looking the ocean. Doesn't get much better than this:)

Thank printoul
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Mike is a passionate and fabulous chef--first off he knows Malaysian, French, Japanese, and Indian cuisine. The quality is outstanding: Mike grows a huge amount of what he prepares in his garden, he has fresh eggs from his chickens and his connections with folks in...More

1  Thank rkm62990
Michael R, Owner at El Sol Bistro Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

The home made pasta awaits your return Rachel. Missing Scooter (Yiggy dig dig) and you both. Its not the same without you all (sniff) ;(

Reviewed March 29, 2018

My boyfriend and I went to this restaurant during our stay in amazing Morillo, Panama. Michael, the chef and owner and overall super interesting guy, explained the menu and how it's all prepared. Based on the food we ordered (which was made beautifully and was...More

1  Thank Jess A
Michael R, Owner at El Sol Bistro Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Dear Jess, Thank you so much for these kinds words. I love as much as you our time together. Missing singing with you both. Keep those pots n pans rocking!! Mike

Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

We’ve spent two unforgettable evenings for dinner at Hotel el Sol and Michael surprised us each evening with specialities we’ve not expected in this tranquil part of Panama. Perfect fresh salad with herbs, homemade white bread like nowhere else in Panama, delicious fish and lobster...More

1  Thank Gernot S
Michael R, Owner at El Sol Bistro Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

I look forward to seeing you again. I feel most humbled by your comments. Thank you Mike

Reviewed March 19, 2018

We dropped in here during a stay in this area. There is not much in this area but we dropped in and Micheal told us he could cook up a great meal for my wifes birthday that night. He was not kidding! we were the...More

1  Thank jasonstein99
Michael R, Owner at El Sol Bistro Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2018

I m so glad I could help make your day. I enjoy as much cooking and talking to you as you enjoyed eating. Regards Mike

Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

Mike serves delicious food. The pasta is homemade and the best we have ever had. The steaks were fabulous and the lobster and fish dishes tasted absolutely incredible. Mike was so kind to visit with our family in between cooking and we will visit his...More

1  Thank james W
Michael R, Owner at El Sol Bistro Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2018

Hi James, I look forward to the next time! thank you for your kindness regards Mike

Reviewed January 28, 2018

Our friend owns properties close by and always raves how beautiful it is in this providence. The veraguas providence. He found this place on line and went by what fellow travelers said in their reviews. Thankfully it was the best views of anywhere we've been...More

1  Thank christinerobertcarov
Michael R, Owner at El Sol Bistro Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2018

Thank you Christe for your review. However, you reviewed the restaurant ratherthan the hotel as you stayed. Could you ask tripadvisor to change to the hotel Hotel el sol morrillo? Regrds Mike Ps: look forwrd to you comong again

Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Do you want a good meal with a great view and great attention this is your place! Mike the chef and owner of El sol is extremely creative with the food. I went with my boyfriend and we are both vegans, and its so difficult...More

1  Thank Hidemi P
Michael R, Owner at El Sol Bistro Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2018

The tofu is ready. The mushrooms as well. Yummm..... Mike

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Russ G
January 19, 2015|
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Response from Michael R | Property representative |
Absolutely Not! ;) Almost all the sauces are home made from local ingredients..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$6 - $30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
12:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
12:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
12:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
12:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via a Arena | El Sol le Barra de Quebro, Torio 091001, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Veraguas Province  >  Torio
  • Phone Number: +507 6616-1632
  • E-mail
Description
EL SOL BISTRO is a eco restaurant offering bistro cuisine from around the world. A panaramic view is offered to diners of Cero Hoya, Playa Morrillo & Los Islotes. It is the restaurant for HOTEL EL SOL MORRILLO. There Is a permaculture project producing salads, vegetables, eggs, chicken and herbs for the kitchen. With 24 hour notice we can provide Indian, Japanese & Thai cuisine, and virtually any dish that you desire. We bake our own bread which is a specialty. Free range eggs are available. We pride ourselves on our home made fettuchinni and pasta sauces made from fresh herbs and spices and locally caught Fish & Sea food, & vegetables. We offer Vegan, Vegetarian, & Steaks. Our lunch menu usually has a Latin American speciality for those wanting to experience local cuisine. We offer the spirit of bistro cooking at lunch. Dinner we offer gastrobistro. On our closed days we upon reservation.
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