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La Mexicanita

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Panama City, Panama
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Looks suspicious but very good restaurant

The place is small and doesn't have the best decoration, but the food is good and plentiful. We ordered a "carnitas" platter for 2, with 3 extra tortillas and it was plenty for all of us. It is delicious. Love the "totopos".

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Patricia L
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Las Cumbres, Panama, Panama
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Las Cumbres, Panama, Panama
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The place is small and doesn't have the best decoration, but the food is good and plentiful. We ordered a "carnitas" platter for 2, with 3 extra tortillas and it was plenty for all of us. It is delicious. Love the "totopos".

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1 Thank Patricia L
Lake Zurich, Illinois
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352 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I think that a lot of the other reviewers have hit the nail on the head. The food here is pretty good - it won't blow your mind, but you won't leave disappointed either. There seemed to be only one waitress (very sweet) working the entire restaurant and we sat outside - probably our mistake. We ended up going inside... More 

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2 Thank NoApprovalBlog
Panama City, Panama
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I've been going here for several years, typically 2-3 times a week when I'm in PTY. I gave a pretty good review a few years ago and really wish I could again but... Service and price have really dropped off the last year or so. As others have mentioned, if you arrive early and other tables fill up over the... More 

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Thank seth205
Panama City, Panama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I'm from Texas and have been searching panama city for good Mexican food. I found it here. Good Food at a Good Price and service that beats most Panamanian Restaurants. I go here weekly and always have an enjoyable experience !!

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Thank TexasDon2013
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

Food and desserts are very good, but they had only one waitress. When we arrive were only two tables but suddenly many people arrived and were around nine tables.

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Thank tvg06
Asheville, North Carolina
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

want cheap, fast mexican food, then come here. Cash or credit card. Been coming here for years (since 1999) and the food is still the same. The soft corn chicken tacos are good. But of course, I always get the taco salad because it has a bigger portion.

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Thank usaf29
Panama City, Panama
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

There are several La Mexicanitas around the Panama City Area. They have limited seating but GOOD food. It is about the best Mecican food you will find here in Panama.

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1 Thank Dan Y
Panama City, Panama
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Once you get to the place...you are not sure if you made a wise choice....the restaurant needs a little better decoration and a renovation could do wonders for their buisness....but after you are there and settle to wait the food...it is ok.....don´t get me wrong...the place is preety clean and comfortable....just not great.... regarding the food.....that´s a whole different story...the... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Visited it many years ago and then a few days ago. I had a Burrito but it was oke, had better ones in the past. The prices are ok, the service is good too but the menu can be more varied and more tasty.

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Thank Panama V
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

I am from Mexico, so I know a thing or two. This restaurant was decent Mexican food (very good if you consider its in Panama. However its just too pricey. Mexican food should be affordable unless its gourment, and this restaurant is not gourment. I only go when I really really miss decent tacos and burritos.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?