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Mendoza's Taqueria & Cantina

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
Via Argentina | El Cangrejo, Panama City 0811, Panama
+507 203-0336
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Aug 22, 2017
“Good food and service”
Mar 18, 2016
“Cosy place, friendly service”
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Via Argentina | El Cangrejo, Panama City 0811, Panama
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1 - 10 of 13 reviews

Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

We have been here about four times in the past month. The tacos are filling and the best thing on the menu. The quesadillas have a lot of cheese. Nachos are pretty good. Also kids chicken nuggets and fries for those kids. Highly recommend the...More

Thank chisocbutterfly
Reviewed March 18, 2016

Always nice to drop in here and have some cold drinks. We prefer to sit outside but from time to time, the party takes place inside (hilarious karaoke). They also serve finger food and fast meals. Warning: Do not drink too many frozen Margarita's, they...More

Thank R P
Reviewed December 20, 2015

Very convenient to Novotel; this is a quick solution for the hungry Gringo looking for good food and local vibe.

Thank Terry H
Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I have no idea why anyone have this place good reviews for Mexican food, unless you have never actually had good Mexican food. It was terrible! Over cooked meat, "cheese goo" instead of real cheese and everything is covered in some sort of cream. It...More

Thank LopezHome
Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Were staying at Saba Hotel up the street. A great Mexican joint within a 5 min walk. Great food and hot sauces! A fun place to people watch as they walk by.

Thank David M
Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

We had a great lunch - which was accompanied by some Corona's. Indoor if you don't like the heat, but a nice store front patio of you prefer.

Thank Thom D
Reviewed December 4, 2014

Excellently located by the Via Argentina subway stop, this place is moving to more American food and more of a beer place. Nice joint for watching the foot traffic. Starting to be a hangout for "local expats".

Thank Spanishpanamaschool
Reviewed August 27, 2014

Was surprised to see Tex Mex in Panama. It turned out great. The fajitas and margaritas are the way to go. Meat was very tender and flavorful like in Mexico. This is in an up and coming neighborhood of Panama. It is safe. The patio...More

2  Thank K_Mennem
Reviewed August 7, 2014

It's a great place even for a family. Nice atmosphere and friendly waitresses. The drinks are cold and Margaritas are recommmended. Lots of regulars you may see night after night. Now right second building behind the new Metro station of Via Argentina. It's the beginning...More

1  Thank Spanishpanamaschool
Reviewed June 13, 2014

Panama is typically a very "busy" place so it was nice to find this little refuge on Via Argentina. Once inside I was treated with excellent service and attention! It's obvious that the managers and owner are passionate and enjoy what they do. I liked...More

Thank Brian L
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Argentina | El Cangrejo, Panama City 0811, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 203-0336
Mendoza's is the premier restaurant/bar on the best street for nightlife in Panama City. We have happy hour specials from 4-7 every day, and live music and/or DJ's thursday through saturday. We are noted for our excellent service.
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