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El Caribe

Via Argentina | Proximo a Esquina Com Avenida 2B Norte, Panama City, Panama
+507 214-6207
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, Jamaican, Grill, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Via Argentina | Proximo a Esquina Com Avenida 2B Norte, Panama City, Panama
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1 - 10 of 143 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

By far this is the best caribbean food I have eaten. The waiters are atentive and the selection of foods is broad. Make sure you have the double filete de corvina al macho and the cod fish fritters. Yum, the flan de coco excelent dessert....More

1  Thank MaritzaE70
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Came to this place while visiting Panama city on the back of the good reviews and I wasn't disappointed. I ordered the chicken curry and it's some of the best caribbean food i've ever eaten. The chicken curry I ordered was so tender it fell...More

Thank ArranM11
Reviewed September 7, 2018

We stopped by El Caribe 28 August 2018 prior to going to the airport to depart Panama. I wish I had came earlier in the week because the food was absolutely delicious. The Oxtails were tender and flavorful. The jerk chicken was good as well....More

Thank Anjay1
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Fun night of Karaoke. The frozen specialty lemonades were amazing! A place the locals really enjoy hanging out. The owner greeted us personally when we arrived.

Thank Jessica A
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Dinner was great! The food was fresh and made to order. We met the owner, she is such a humble and friendly lady! Everyone was pleasant and nice.More

Thank folaK
Restaurante E, Owner at El Caribe, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Thank you so very much for your gracious coments. Its always my please as the owner of el Caribe to keep in touch with my clients. This affords me the opportunity to interact as well as to be of service to you. El Caribe Restaurant...More

Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

I am a foodie and half Panamanian, and this was one of my best experiences so far. The owner and help could not be more friendly and helpful. Had the time to talk to her about food and history, and how important is to preserve...More

Thank Hugo S
Restaurante E, Owner at El Caribe, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Thank you so very much for your gracious coments. Its always my please as the owner of el Caribe to keep in touch with my clients. This affords me the opportunity to interact as well as to be of service to you. El Caribe Restaurant...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018

We were five friends and Ricardo the server accommodated us immediately. The owner came and greeted us and recommended items in the menu. We went to the restaurant because it was feature in a TV Travel show with great reviews. Our experience surpassed the recommendations...More

Thank RogerGCarrillo
Restaurante E, Owner at El Caribe, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

It was my pleasure serving you. I am always happy to be available to assist my clients and hear their feedbacks. Please note, that we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to serving you again. Thank you for...More

Reviewed May 21, 2018

I was looking for a Panamanian dinner & the owner talked me into coming in to try the jerk chicken, which she said was traditional. So after waiting for almost an hour & finishing my first beer still being ignored, & they were not busy,...More

Thank Gtosher
Restaurante E, Owner at El Caribe, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Sorry to hear your experience. It is trully our desire to make every client feel special. Please the next time you are in Panama the Meal is on us. thank you for your coment.

Reviewed March 9, 2018

We went there twice on our trip, first because it was close to our hotel and second time for the food. First time was at dinner time and I had chicken and rise in Caribbean style. A really nice and spicy dish and there's plenty...More

Thank TimoP561
Restaurante E, Owner at El Caribe, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

It was my pleasure serving you. I am always happy to be available to assist my clients and hear their feedbacks. Please note, that we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to serving you again. Thank you for...More

Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this restaurant right around corner from our hotel. We sat outside two nights and had good service by same waiter. Both times were early and restaurant was very unbusy. Admittedly we don’t know from Caribe food, but are always adventurous eaters. The...More

Thank glover
Restaurante E, Owner at El Caribe, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

It was my pleasure serving you. I am always happy to be available to assist my clients and hear their feedbacks. Please note, that we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to serving you again. Thank you for...More

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Ebony2015
January 24, 2015|
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Response from glover |
The owner told us she grew up in Colon and is of “Jamaican heritage. “ Believe it’s her grandmother’s cooking she is emulating. She’s definitely a citizen of the world and interesting to talk to.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$12 - $45
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Argentina | Proximo a Esquina Com Avenida 2B Norte, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 214-6207
  • E-mail
Description
El Caribbean is an authentic Caribbean and Costeñan restaurant. Our aim is to serve dishes like; Curry Goat, Oxtail with dumplings, fish run down, brown stew fish, shrimp or prawns in coconut sauce... And much more.
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