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Mercado de Mariscos

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Avenida Balboa | and Calle 15 Este, at Cinta Costera, Panama City, Panama
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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"!

Thank LAschermann
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Adrian A
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

Thank satobt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank ojomanu
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I ate dinner here, and had the shrimp cocktail. Ridiculously delicious and at a give away price. The experience is one you won't soon forget. The smell of the fish and guts hits you like a freight train. The area surrounding the fish market is pretty dirty, but this is Panama. It just adds to the character. I've had better... More 

Thank SeattleNwdude
Richmond, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We had our first Panama dinner here in this Fish Market. We were pretty disappointed as the clams were very small and not fresh at all. For a non-Spanish speaking tourist, dining here was a very challenging job as most of waiters did not speak English and it was very difficult to figure out the menu. Average food quality, average... More 

Thank Junbai
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Whenever I come to visit this place, I have to go here because I've thought that to know the local cuisine of a country you should go in to the market and this is no exception, a very good place and economic , with a very local flavor and a lot of food, don't expect much luxury or a spectacular... More 

Thank el Jc e
Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Bought a game fish not sold in US and had dinner at home. The fresh ceviche is great, but go inside the main entrance to the fish counter displays and buy the best to go!!! Alternatively, you can sit outside and eat with the locals, ordering from one of the multiple outlets that sell to the public.

Thank lj3efird
Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Perfect place to buy Ceviche and Cocktails. Just at steps from the Marisco Market. The products are fresh and served good enough. I recommend to as for the ceviche and cocktails to eat there, because if you ask for it to go, you could get some shrimps less ;).

Thank MilyMichelldeG
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

What a great concept!...you buy your fresh fish at the market downstairs, at great price, and they cook it for you upstairs. It's such a great concept! At the restaurant, they give you the choice: fried, on the griddle, in garlic sauce or in tomato sauce. They charge you $10/lb. We ordered 1 fried red snapper, 1 red snapper in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
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?