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Spanish, Central American, Latin, Seafood
As featured in One Day in Panama City
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Final de la Calle 50 | 4to Local a Mano Izquierda, Panama City 0816, Panama
(507) 391-4657
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They lost there chef and the differance is very noticeable. Its a matter of time now and they surviving for moment on thier past reputation.

Thank Rene P
San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Centolla I have ever had. Nice friendly bartender (Gloria) A good Caipirosca Nice ambience Highly recommend if you are spending one day in 🇵🇦 Also had Tacos de Cordero and Cochinita Pibil, both world class!!! Wine list a bit messy and pricey... The best food I had in 🇵🇦!!!

Thank Manfred K
Cambridge, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner at Maito and yes, it's reputation preceded it. Every single dish and the wine was outstanding. We were not able to finish our meal because it was on the larger side and were very regretful about it. We would go back there at anytime and would want everyone to try this chef's talented cooking.

1 Thank sbaner_412516
Grand Prairie, Texas
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

Overall was good, but they need to translate the menu to English... I speak Spanish and I had to ask 20 questions... The salmon and the beets were pretty good, however, they need stop ruining the meats by cooking them with the sous vide. The grill would have yielded a much better result.

Thank elsaweeks
Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

This is a most when you are in Panama, great food, always, great experience , one of the best restaurants in Panama, highly recommended.

Thank wdowning1
Bogota, Colombia
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66 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

We went to restaurant by recommendation of a local friend. We were looking for something nice and typical but not over the top. The restaurant has a porch with tables to dine outside but since the parking space on a dirt lot is directly in front, it doesn't look inviting. Inside the decoration is somewhat spare, it seems that creating... More 

Thank SusanneVIE
Mexicali, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Delicious food in a great comfortable ambience, the best place to try new forms of Panamanian food. A must!

Thank Marsfel1
Caracas, Venezuela
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

I recently visited Panama on a business trip and a friend suggested we should go to Maito. Excellent restaurant. We had Chipirrón, Carimañolas and Dumplings de Corvina for starters. Then we had the catch of the day, which was fresh and tasty. Everything had a perfect mixture of flavors and, somehow, felt special. Dessert deserves an special note. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Pleasant surroundings, very good food, good service. The 5 or 6 times I have visited here, never been disappointed. Awesome appetizers, great selection of main courses

Thank Richard C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is off the beaten track. Decor and ambience is average. The food was nothing to rave about. Angus steak was really a flat iron. The lamb smelt and tasted like it cane from butchery floor. Dessert (chocolate one) was very average. All in all as a visitor to panama city you can do much better. Maybe the locals... More 

Thank Kerry K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
Spanish, Central American, Latin, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Final de la Calle 50 | 4to Local a Mano Izquierda, Panama City 0816, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: (507) 391-4657

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?