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El Sitio

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Main Road from Pedasi, Playa Venao, Pedasi, Panama
+507 832-1010
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12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Boquete, Panama
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was by far the best breakfast we had living in Panama in over a year. Had the Shakshuka - Israeli style eggs in a tomato bell pepper stew in a little skillet with home made bread. The blend of spices were mouthwatering and it was done in no time. My wife had waffles with nutella, ice cream and banana... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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339 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice open air restaurant in a surf hostel at Playa Venao, Panama. We asked for very rare and thats what we got. It was delicious. My wife's octopus ceviche was also very good.

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Colorado
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

I was surprised to see all the oriental dishes in this menu. My seared tuna was fresh and delicious. The oriental salad with it was fantastic. You can not beat the location. Right on the beach, Playa Venao. The service was very nice. The serving staff was helpful and very friendly. We had breakfast and dinner there as we were... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Amsterdam
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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North Carolina
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Las Tablas, Panama
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Enderby, Canada
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, International, Pub, Fusion
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
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: +507 832-1010
Description
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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