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Panama Joe's

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5100 E Second Street, Long Beach, CA 90803
+1 562-434-7417
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 2:00 am
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I eat lunch here 4 times per week. I love the fresh double tostadas. And this place has primo cheeseburgers...the meat is excellent. If you don't want the fries, they'll give you beans at no extra cost. Join the lunch club M-F, every 5th lunch is free up to $10. Nachos are awesome, so is the salsa. I used to... More 

Thank Nicholas A
Laguna Beach, California
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246 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Or looking for one. Took 10 minutes to get bar tenders attention, than another 10 to get an order in. If you're hungry or thirsty, you could starve here. Good looking place, but they cater to college girls mostly. Food was ok when I got it but didn't have the patience to continue. There are plenty of great places in... More 

Thank OC-RaiderFan
Laguna Beach, California
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Before heading to the Queen Mary we walked down Belmont Shores 2nd Street shopping district. We wanted some lunch and stopped here. One friend had the $4.99 egg, bacon and Hawaiian bread french toast, which she enjoyed. The two other of us had their hamburger plates at about $15 each. Buns were brioche buns which were soft and flavorful. Hamburger... More 

Thank 820crystalb
Thunder Bay, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We went a little earlier then happy hour started. Order a drink and a late lunch. Enjoyed the meal. Then happy hour started. Ordered a drink, got 2!! Awesome. Pina Colada's are one of the best I've tasted. Had to be made with real Coconut milk. Delicious.

Thank JLCCC1970
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Great food (Burritos, Tacos, burgers, salads etc.) Great drinks 🍺, Margaritas, CoronaRita and more !!! With great service by pleasant staff, you will enjoy it !!!!!

Thank Michael M
Plano, Texas
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141 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

The best chorizo I have eaten without question. The cheeses, jalapeño cream, eggs, and chorizo make a savory blend. Chips and salsa were disappointing as the chips were sprinkled with a flavored red powder - note to restaurateur, don't do this; your food doesn't need the help. If possible, request a table either on the sidewalk patio or just inside... More 

Thank texas_forrest
Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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249 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

We went there last night with a large party and I had never been here before. Their crispy beef taco is one of the best that I have had; more of a roast beef than hamburger meat. And, their Chili Reneno was large, not one of those tiny ones. While the service started out pretty slow, the manager got on... More 

Thank Randy S
Sao Luis, MA
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

On Thursday night this place is a perfect place to have a good time with friends. The drinks are cheap and you only pay 5 bucks to enter.

Thank AAB92
New York City, New York
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160 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Ordered burritos on special. Order a pitcher of margarita the white shark was awesome. I would return again in the near future before I head back to NY City.

Thank Robert C
Long Beach, California
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

Overrated, noisy, meathouse. General nuisance to an otherwise decent neighborhood. If your very young, don't mind relieving yourself in alleys or other people's bushes or walking by others doing so then this is the place to get drunk and hook up.

Thank Michael D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Bar, American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
9:30 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
9:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5100 E Second Street, Long Beach, CA 90803
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562-434-7417

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