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El Rincon Habanero

Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
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Via Argentina | Bellavista, Panama City 0823, Panama
+507 213-2560
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Georgia on my mind...
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting PTY from MIA...gotta say it's as close as you're gonna get to the real thing. Is it mama's cooking? No. But does it hit the spot? Yes! Wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was. Great spot.

Thank ATLConrad
Arlington, Virginia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Had a great Cuban meal last Wednesday night, Ropa Vieja and tostones. Terrific Mojitos.. Others mentioned the lady not too friendly, found that not to be true, she is the only one there and very busy and has very limited English. Thought she was charming.

Thank Chris G
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63 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

2. El Rincon Habanero This small restaurant with a front porch offers a nice selection of Cuban dishes. We enjoyed our meal but we had a problem with the attitude of the waitress (a lady, about 50 years old) who was worked that day. She was very unfriendly, no smile, no hi, no good-bye. She seemed irritated and angry that... More 

Thank latawiec2
newton, nj
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118 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

This is a small restaurant, nothing fancy and no luxury but the food was delicious. We had very good pastelillos and nicely cooked pernil with rice a beans. The meat was succulent and nicely cooked and the rice and bean were like grandma used to make. The waitress was pleasant and attentive. If you are looking for either Puerto Rican... More 

Thank torres2200
Molle, Sweden
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

Genuine Cuban menu very nicely priced. We had the Ropa vieja that was fantastic. The mujitos where just like in Havana. Would go there again.

Thank atmolle
Chicago, IL
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107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Make sure you start off with the Mojito. The Cuban dishes are very good. Deserts were so-so. Overall, very good experience.

Thank chicagotravels
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

El Rincon Habanero offers some of the most flavorful Cuban food you will ever eat. The service was familial and friendly. Great find on our family trip to Panama.

1 Thank Jay G
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Found this by looking at restaurants using the TA map for places near our hotel. Had we just looked at the ranking instead of the ratings we would have missed this place. Great selection of Cuban food at reasonable prices and with friendly service ( something that hasn't always been apparent during our stay). The best meal we've had so... More 

Thank LozHammersbaws
Panama City, Panama
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

enjoy a good cuban platter at a good price. My favorite is Vaca Frita with moros (fried shredded meat with rice and beans). It is a small place with good service and tasty food.

Stockbridge, Georgia
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190 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We stopped in for a light lunch - but found a good choice of entradas instead. He had the ajiaco (chicken stew) and I had platanos rellenos (chicken-stuffed plantains). The staff was friendly and welcoming, and the restaurant was full of Cuban memorabilia. Very cool respite from the PC heat - and oh those beers were sooooo nice and cold.

Thank StuartandDenese

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $10
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Argentina | Bellavista, Panama City 0823, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 213-2560

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