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Latin, Central American, Seafood
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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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Miami, Florida
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent ambiance....excellent food and excellent service. Chef Mario Castrellon takes advantage of local produce and grows part of his herbal condiments right at site.

Thank Lutzia B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For sure within the top 5 restaurants in Panama. Chef Mario Castrellón combines traditional Panamanian cuisine with a mix of international flavors in order to create a new multicultural culinary identity. We tried the "ceviche frito con patacón", the "carimañolas de pulpo" and the "paletilla de cordero" and it was a complete hit. Excellent environment, excellent cuisine. A win-win for... More 

Thank G3ek_314
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

...to give it a 5 star rating. The food was not too bad, although I felt it can be a bit healthier, some of the dishes were quite heavy. The service was not too bad again. The attention could be better but what stroke me is first how the waiter asked for the tip ( you should never ask for... More 

Thank Stelios_777
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
Latin, Central American, Seafood
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?