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El Sitio

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Main Road from Pedasi, Playa Venao, Pedasi, Panama
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at El Sitio for drinks and snacks while visiting Playa Venao. A wonderful place to leisurely watch the surfers, and the waves. Bar is spacious and relaxing. Conversationly grouped plush seating with loads of throw pillows. Several swinging chaise lounges fit two or three reclining. Extremely laid back ambiance. Great with children - playground in the yard adjacent... More 

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Craig, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

During our stay in Pedasi, we loved to drive to El Sitio for a late lunch. The open air dining is right on the surfing beach. The atmosphere is totally relaxed. I'm amazed at some of the other reviewers complaining about the slow service. I could have stayed all day watching the beach scene! I was just glad that we... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Food and service was very good, however the price was a bit high. Tried the Paella which unexpectedly good and the Asian Salad which was okay. Had dinner there and my only observation was that I couldn't see with clarity what I was eating since the area where I was sitting had dim lightning. Very nice atmosphere and beach view.... More 

Thank Lizivipa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

excellent location. nice place to relax. views are splendid. but prices are outrageous for Panama standards. but hey it is at the beach so you spend some dollars. we ordered some bbq'ed wings. those did not arrive hot so were clearly reheated. I guess for the money you pay the chef can easily prepare some fresh chicken wings. I explained... More 

Thank studyinaddis
North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Stayed at the hotel here, and ate several times in the restaurant. Breakfast lunch and dinner. Meals were very good, a little pricey for the area. Had the Spanish breakfast one morning, and it was great. Service is a little slow, but hey, you're on the beach. Enjoy the view!

Thank warf
Las Tablas, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Living on the Azuero Peninsula, we like to take day trips. Sometimes this brings us to the southern coast of the peninsula. One of the better options for lunch is El Sito. They have a surf shop and a small hotel. We usually stop for lunch. The selections are creative and the burgers are delicious. It is a “better” resort... More 

Thank jazzmann48
Enderby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Popped in a couple of times for drinks, supper and internet and to watch the sunset! Was impressed that they had a veggie burger that was surprisingly good!

Thank Shell S
Brush Prairie, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

We stopped in for a snack/lunch. The burger was amazing. The setting is beautiful and the service very attentive. We will consider staying here next trip. Oh and you must try one of their many Mojitos

Thank Getoutofthecold1
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

We had a delicious lunch here. It is right on Playa Venao. It is the most expensive lunch we had in Panama. The service was painfully slow but the food so good. I had an awesome dish. It was an octopus Pad Thai. Unique flavors and nicely presented.

Thank potatofish
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

good food in the beautiful beach of Playa Venau, good service and great hospitality, we ate there few times and it was consistent in the quality of service and food.

Thank Eldad A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Seafood, International, Fusion
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road from Pedasi, Playa Venao, Pedasi, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Los Santos Province  >  Pedasi  >  Playa Venao
  • Phone Number: 507-832-10-10
El Sitio Hotel de Playa Venao is located in Playa Venao right on the water! Expect to sink into the comfort and fine amenities of our Hotel and surrounding ambient, all well hidden into the Rustic Styling and authentic feeling of Panama Tropics. The compound of El Sitio features a World class Fine Restaurant, Bar, night life, Surf shop with surf board rentals and all the equipment you will need, surfing lessons, fishing tours, Turtle watching, horse riding, Sandy Beach, Swimming Pool and more.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?