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Cafeteria Manolo's

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Calle 56 Este, Panama City, Panama
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Madrid, Spain
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

La comida muy normal a precios altos, la limpieza deficiente, bien situado, el sitio necesita una reforma urgente ya que se ve viejo. .Very average food at high prices, poor cleaning, well located, the place needs an overhaul as it looks old.

Roseburg, Oregon, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place had very good food. The pizza was delicious. The wait staff was friendly, but not real good english.

Thank MaryBeth J
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very casual atmosphere but good food with decent portion size. Indoor and outdoor seating. Most of staff is not bilingual but menus are in english and spanish. Service is good but sometimes a little slow. Average pricing.

Thank markminier
Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The formally attired wait staff is very attentive and quick. Inside is a bit noisy with the hum of restaurant workings, TV, and air conditioners. There is a very full bar that takes up a whole (long) wall. Outside is less noisy (street noise) and was comfortabse temperature-wise when we were there.

Thank Patrick F
New Hamburg, Canada
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112 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were staying at a hotel a short distance from Manolo's and decided to try the restaurant. I ordered the broiled giant shrimp and they were breaded and deep fried with a very fishy taste. The waiter insisted they were broiled! My husband had a steak that was to be cooked medium rare to medium and it... More 

Thank pmschof
San Pedro, Belize
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Manolo's reminds me of a 24-hour diner. I'm not actually sure if it's open 24 hours a day but it sure seems like it. They have a variety of foods items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It can be really busy and very slow just depends on the time of day. They service is a bit on the slow side... More 

Thank ddbelize
Boston, Massachusetts
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161 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2017

Really enjoyed the pizza I ordered here. Nice location with plenty of seating. There were very few people in the restaurant which is what made the slow service so surprising. I literally had to flag my waiter down to wrap up my leftovers and pay. He disappeared for more than an hour without checking in.

Thank anonymous9257
Denver, Colorado
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017

You'll be the only non-Panamian there. A nice cafe - local foods (order from menu). Very tasty food - the paella is EXCELLENT!!!!

Thank kywood1955
Surprise, Arizona
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

I sat down and ordered a beer. It took 15 minutes to get to me and the waitress didn't ask if I wanted to order food, which I did. So I left some cash and went elsewhere. Also, the beer was $4. Normally in Panama City a beer is $1.

Thank tjdennis444
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5 reviews
Reviewed February 19, 2017

We stumbled across Manolo's while walking around downtown. It looked very busy with a mixed clientele of locals and tourists. We had a decent meal of garlic chicken, salad, a couple of house wines and dessert for $42. This made it a relatively inexpensive dinner. The service was friendly and the quality of the food was good. Certainly not fine... More 

Thank GrizzlyCanuck

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 56 Este, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City

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