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Our mission at Donde Jose is to tell the story of Panama through our cuisine. We use endemic ingredients, cook with age-old techniques, innovate where value can be added, and work every day to contribute to Panama's culinary identity.
$57 - $73
Latin, Central American
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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This was a fantastic, creative meal and definitely worth the price tag. You are taken on a tour of Panama through the food. The "coffee" at the end of dinner was the best part! There is definitely a romantic vibe here, so not the best...More
This is a restaurant with a mission: to teach you about Panama through its food. The message got through visually with an impressive display of carefully crafted, attractive plates. Verbally, the message was marred by our enthusiastic main server's rapid delivery in English with a...More
While researching for our trip I found this restaurant on the world's 50 best and lonely planet and found its concept interesting, a trip around Panama's history. Reservations have to be made at least a month in advance and there are only 2 seatings. Ambiance...More
We have always been amazed at the detail in being fortunate to enjoy a fantastic clulinary experience at Donde Jose. The careful resourcing of ingredients found only in Panama, the artistic style of presentation, and the detailed yet engaging explanation of the course itself, makes...More
We went to Donde Jose from a recommendation from our Travel Agent, and it was fabulous. The food was creative and modern, and really delicious. The service was friendly and professional. The menu was playfully cryptic and only gave a clue as to the dishes...More
Good food but very expensive. We had dinner during our visit and ended paying for two people 230 $ for the meals, 2 glasses of wine and two beers. On top of that that evening the chicken of the main course was undercooked and the...More
My husband and I had the Tasting menu with wine pairing. Some dishes were very good and well presented. The main course half a chicken is way too big and both mine and my husband's were under cooked and we could see a bit of...More
I had heard about Donde Jose after reading an article about 3 days in Panama City and decided to visit the restaurant with my novia on a recent trip to Panama City. We were definitely pleased with the experience!
The food was excellent and consisted...More
We celebrated my husbands birthday at Donde Jose which was a great decision! The evening started off with a warm welcome by the staff after which they talk you through the surprise dinner perfectly. Every dish delivers the best local food in the most original...More
Response from Samplaysitagain | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the menu is always a surprise and not known in beforehand, but when you make your reservation, they explicitly inquire about any food allergies or dietary restrictions. I’m pretty sure they will be able to adapt the menu... More
Hi, the menu is always a surprise and not known in beforehand, but when you make your reservation, they explicitly inquire about any food allergies or dietary restrictions. I’m pretty sure they will be able to adapt the menu to your wish.
Response from Milagrosfilms | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t do the wine pairing. Without alcohol and sitting at the Chef’s table, it was about $85 per head. We had cocktails which were amazing and very reasonably priced. I would imagine it’s open in December.