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Mercado de Mariscos

Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American
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Avenida Balboa | and Calle 15 Este, at Cinta Costera, Panama City, Panama
+507 212-0071
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many stands and each one one that I have tried is good. I would suggest taking your pick based on the shade you can get if it is sunny out, and how busy it is. It is also a great place to have a nice patio dinner - nothing fancy, but a very tasty option in an area... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply fresh seafood fresh off the boats in a local seafood market place. There are 6 or 7 alfresco places to sit down and eat outside the market. Walk through them all before deciding on your choice. I chose the next to last stand simply due to there were more locals....I liked it. Shrimp, lobster, calamari etc. right off the... More 

Thank Tman312
Torrance, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Quality ceviche for only 3 USD. You can have all different types of ceviche here, with a vibrant local vibe.

Thank minimize940314
Philadelphia, PA
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208 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Local fish market with seafood fresh off the boats. Great local flavor. Restaurant serving fresh local seafood on the second floor. Well worth seeing.

Thank patraveller2007
George Town, Grand Cayman
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is definitely a must visit when in panama city. tasty local food, well priced and always a good atmosphere.

Thank tiopatatas
Crown Point, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

This typical Panamanian restaurant, Mercado de Mariscos, is housed on the top floor of Seafood Market. It is not a fancy restaurant nor will you see many tourists in it. This open air diner-style restaurant is a must visit. You can be sure of one thing, their seafood are fresh. You can order from their menu or they will cook... More 

Thank MrWarrenM
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Great seafood in the open air restaurants. Great fresh seafood in a noisy busy setting. The fishing boats provide a colorful backdrop to the setting

Thank David H
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

The fish market is not a good visit for those of a delicate nature or for those who like everything vacpacked! The stalls are the same - basic everything - including menu, seating and service. If you like an experience then you should try it - but don't expect European style fresh fish market. It's not that cheap either.

Thank Guillods
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

I love my ceviche and in here, it is nice an honestly priced. The service is ok, nothing fancy but for the type of restaurant, it is more than enough. I definitely recommend it

Thank RoxyRox72
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

A visit to Panama City would not have been complete without a visit to the seafood market. We did ours for dinner and missed out on the craziness that I read about, the merchants flinging sea bass (like at the Seattle seafood market) and the restaurant owners haggling over prices. Our visit consisted of a quick Uber ride from our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American
Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: +507 212-0071
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?