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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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Grand Prairie, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Given a month to explore, I had my share of bad, subpar and good. This restaurant is by far the best restaurant in Panama. It's pretty darn hard to find as it is set back far in a dark street, please don't let this be a deterrent. Sancocho wow... The broth alone was deep, rich and full of flavor. The... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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194 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Had dinner here as part of a company gathering and we all had great food and a nice evening. The starters were particularly good and can recommend to order a few different dishes to share. For main I had a beef and it was ok without being great, but solid enough. Waiters were attentive and relatively fast.

Thank esbech
Miami, Florida
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I am a very tough critic of food. I am from New York and have had the privilege to eat at some very nice restaurants, so it takes a lot to get my attention. My daughter took us out with her brother. I had eaten here 5 (?) years ago and it was good, but not spectacular. My daughter had... More 

1 Thank Bronxville47

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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
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
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?