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Mercado de Mariscos

Caribbean, Seafood, South American, Soups, Central American
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Avenida Balboa and Calle 15 Este | at Cinta Costera, Panama City, Panama
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

Thank xioma56
Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Located at the edge of la Cinta Costera and just before the Casco Antiguo area. Went with work colleagues on a Friday night. It and area filled of shack alike restaurants one right after the other with the option to either sit indoor or outdoor. The ambiance is great very local and authentic, the food very tasty, specially the sea... More 

Thank lfty40
Placencia, Belize
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Seafood ceviche was very good, soup and shrimp cocktail, would have preferred a red sauce instead of cream, but enjoyed our meal.

Thank Belizeanirvana
Tampa, Florida
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58 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this market after leaving old town. It started raining heavy so we stopped for a quick snack of Ceviche. Very cheap and lots of fish to see!

Thank FindingJohnny
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Went to the fish market and heard from some locs that there was a low key restaurant up the stairs. I got the pulpo al ajillo and it was incredible. At 11$ it's a little pricey but worth it. Got some patacones on the side to make a meal of it and soak up the delicious sauce. 15$ total with... More 

Thank Andrew S

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Restaurant Details

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    3.5 of 5 stars
Caribbean, Seafood, South American, Soups, Central American
Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?