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Mercado de Mariscos


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Seafood plays a central role in Panama City dining—and no place captures it better than the Mercado de Mariscos. At this fish market, you’ll literally bump into fishermen carrying their catches and taking them to the many vendors inside. Be sure to order an affordable and super-fresh cup of ceviche on the first floor—or head to the super-casual but delicious sit-down seafood eatery upstairs.
Lunch, Late Night
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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All reviews fresh seafood ceviche lobster red snapper sea bass coconut rice fries langostinos pollo fish market restaurant upstairs vendors selling actual market whole fried fish the real deal prices are very reasonable old town
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There are 10+ restaurants in the place each competing for the customer. We have been there 4 times each time at a different restaurant. Once it was really bad, the other times was good, with a big big plus for Las Perlas that had excellent...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank rdumitru
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Delicious, freshly caught and prepared. Best seafood place in Casco Viejo! Husband & I ate there twice. Minimal decor, simple seating arrangement, decent price, scrumptious food! Highly recommend this local spot on the edge of Casco Viejo.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Sony Michelle P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As Panama city is hop on / hop off while travelling thru Panama by bus or plane we had a number of stops in PC. Went three times to the fish market and grilled fish was always great. ( at this time there was never...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Mathias M
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the highlights of our trip - excellent ceviche, low key environment, extremely well priced. I imagine most of the outdoor restaurants are similar, so just choose one and go for it!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jessica s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didn’t try the lobster or any fish but what I ordered was nothing special. The “patacon relleno” was dry and the prawn rice ok. To get in there you are gonna have to avoid 20 people from another restaurants, what it’s always annoying.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank angelgher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide suggested we go here to have a bite to eat and we enjoyed it! Super casual outside eating. We ate at the restaurant w blue chairs. They had cold beers and delicious refreshing maracuya (passion fruit) slushees!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MimiM88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't expect all the bells and whistles. It's very casual. We ordered the fried fish, garlic shrimp and the clams. The fish was ok but lacking lots of flavor. The shrimp were small but the garlic sauce was tasty. The clams were very good with...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank BennyBanks2012
Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

This place is a multi sensory experience. Lots of people, tourists, and traffic. Go early to get good seats at one of the many stands available. Pick your fish and they will cook it upstairs from the Mercado, otherwise you can happily enjoy a menu...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Citimaven
Reviewed February 12, 2019

We ate the lunch here. It is simple people's place restaurant, no AC just open windows. Don't look for gleaming floor and expensive cutlery. We ordered Sopa de Marisco and shrimp in some kind of sauce, both were delicious. Be ready to get your hands...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TravelbugCanada2014
Reviewed January 23, 2019

good food , very nice waiter .many locals ..not too many noisy American tourists .a bit noisy ..and many waiters wanting to eat at their place ..

Date of visit: January 2019
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