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Mercado de Mariscos

Avenida Balboa | and Calle 15 Este, at Cinta Costera, Panama City, Panama
+507 212-0071
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Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“fresh seafood” (24 reviews)
“ceviche” (131 reviews)
“corvina” (22 reviews)
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American
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LOCATION
Avenida Balboa | and Calle 15 Este, at Cinta Costera, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed January 26, 2016

If the wind blows the wrong way, you will hurl. I don't know why the dumpsters are kept behind the eating establishments. Vultures are visible on the roof hovering over the dumpsters. Awesome value if they can get rid of the nasty smell.

Thank Disappointed1232016
Reviewed January 21, 2016

If you want to eat great seafood brought in fresh from the Pacific everyday. You've just gotta go here. Here you'll get a ceviche + an entire deep fried Corvina (sea bass) + local beer for $10. All fresh from the sea, enjoyed in the...More

2  Thank cubandido
Reviewed January 20, 2016

We went to the Fishmarket, located close to the Old Town in the evening to get some good Fish and we were not disappointed. Those little restaurants located all around the fish market serve super fresh fish and prawns with fried bananas and some good...More

Thank Danni2002
Reviewed January 18, 2016

Located on the bay front, this is very unassuming place above the fish market. We started with a large cup of ceviche, a seafood mix marinated in lemon juice and garlic, followed by a whole grilled salmon with olives and mangos. Everything was quite tasty...More

Thank 1trekky
Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to have some fresh seafood. Multiple venders offer a wide verity of seafood with emphasis on ceviche. It actually was hard to choose which place we wanted to eat because they all looked good. We settled for one and had...More

Thank Belize-love
Reviewed January 11, 2016

Being that I'm a lover of all things ceviche, when visiting Panama this was literally our first stop. We dropped off our bags at the hotel and took a 10 minute walk to the Mercado de Mariscos. On a Friday night, the place was packed...More

1  Thank ShesSavvy
Reviewed January 3, 2016

A real working fish market with fresh catches brought in daily. Several very informal restaurants serving the freshest seafood imaginable. A great place to go for lunch when in Panama City.

Thank patraveller2007
Reviewed December 23, 2015

My husband and I are living in Panama City for a few months and really enjoy the atmosphere as well as the cheap beers. We have taken many visitors to experience the ceviche and they have all loved it!

Thank FlexitarianCouple
Reviewed December 22, 2015

For a start, being on the second floor with no air-conditioning, the restaurant does not offer a respite from the heat of Panama City. Even a fan would have been welcome. The ceviche was very good and the beer very cold. It was a nice...More

Thank BlaiseB
Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

As stated previously, this restaurant is on the second floor of the fish market. The prices are decent. For 2 lunches, a beer and 2 waters we paid $33. I had the spicy shrimp (not spicy at all) and my husband had the stuffed shrimp....More

Thank TNsnowflake
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
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
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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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