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Mercado de Mariscos

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Avenida Balboa | and Calle 15 Este, at Cinta Costera, Panama City, Panama
212-0071
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Wolcott, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Mercado de Mariscos for seafood, because that is where the locals eat. I had a stuffed, grilled Sea Bass that was excellent and very filling. The Ceviche was also very good. Sitting outside under the umbrella I had to wave on more peddlers than the insects, but it was a good experience while watching a close... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best ceviche is to be had from stalls inside the market itself, but the food at the various stalls around the market is also good. The fish is always fresh!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an open air fish market, complete with all the smells and sounds of a fish market. If you want fresh ceviche or fish for lunch, this is the place to try them. Each stall sells multiple varieties of Ceviche and has a basic menu. Think fish(fried or grilled), Ceviche, fries, salad and drinks. The Ceviche is offered in... More 

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Tampa, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a bustling market and restaurant area. We ordered a pint of their Corvina ceviche and with two local Panama beers, the price came to $7. There is a huge selection of fresh fish in the market at very reasonable prices. The waiters are a bit pushy trying to get you to sit at their outdoor restaurants, but once... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure that you stop by this clean market selling great fish and crustaceans. The local people are friendly and don't mind pictures. The ceviche sold in the stands is amazingly fresh. There are numerous varieties and the prices are great. Try several different kinds. Safe to eat, they are all delicious.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best ceviche is to be had from stalls inside the market itself, but the food at the various stalls around the market is also good. The fish is always fresh!

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Thank In4itt
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Very fresh seafood, delicious ceviches, but the majority of the offers are fried: fishes, shrimps, etc. Friendly staff. As you are familiar with, basically the fish market with a row of restaurants serving similar things. Very simple but has a "local touch"!

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Thank LAschermann
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

There are many small restaurants. Avoid those that have people soliciting you use their services. Use the others.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

You cant go wrong with places like this. Its basically the fish market with a row of restaurants. All the restaurants serve similar things. Many locals eat here. Good stuff!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

you get into the seafood market first and the smelt kill you! please wear shoes that you want use again! the ceviche is delicious, and the service is simple and friendly. All people in Panama are very smiling!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Balboa | and Calle 15 Este, at Cinta Costera, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: 212-0071
Description
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?