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El Fogon

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Between Hotel Toledo & Hotel National, David 0426, Panama
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David, Panama
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Is very well kept restaurant own by a family with a lot of experience in this business. The food is very fresh very good and you can choose almost anything you like. Is confortable and the service is very good.

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Thank Carlos S
Fairfax, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite the very large menu with similarly sounding food, we made a selections without fully understanding what we ordered (menu is completely in Spanish) and chose wisely. Probably the best grilled chicken I've ever had. Portions are large and staff is very friendly - great service.

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Thank Michelle C
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Our waiter was making us feel right at home. He was a restaurant's owner's dream. He never let our sangrias dry out. We had fried calamares with good flavor, but pretty chewy. The main course was a grill plate for two with different types of sausages, chicken, beef and veggies, plantains and fries. The taste of everything was excellent, but... More 

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Thank Karl S
Panama
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We enjoy the setting as a family. But the hamburgers we ordered were terrible. The meat was like meat loaf and the flavor and bread freshness and overall quality really lacking. The lasagne on the other hand was delicious. We felt overall it was too pricey for what we got.

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Thank PaoloViajero
Lone Tree, Colorado
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268 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great food and service. Our server was practicing his English and we were practicing our Spanish, so we had a good time conversing.

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Thank Don_and_Renee_H
Basel, Switzerland
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We met at El Fogon. The fish was good, I liked the chuleta ahumada. Service very attentive and fast. We stayed in the air conditioned room which was nicely fresh, not freezing cold as in other places.

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Thank JorgeFlaco
Corolla, North Carolina
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Great food, great service !!! I Had the roasted chicken, everyone else had the fried shrimp. We definitely will be going back.

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Thank christinerobertcarov
David, Panama
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We went on Mother's day. Different menu than normal. Not much to choose from. My wife liked her food, I didn't.

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Thank panamalarry
Phoenix, Arizona
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We went to El Fogon on a recommendation and they did not disappoint. The service was good and the food was enjoyable. We will recommend and visit again when back in David.

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David, Panama
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Had the Chuletas Parmagiana, Two Large Chops, good Sauce and Cheese....... Papas Coiceda,, and a Nice Salad...$10.00... Service was Prompt, and The Beer Cold, I'll be Back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
South American, Central American
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Between Hotel Toledo & Hotel National, David 0426, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  David

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