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El Sitio

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$$ - $$$
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Main Road from Pedasi, Playa Venao, Pedasi, Panama
+507 832-1010
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the sesame tuna for lunch, it was fantastic. Generally a bit understaffed so the meal process took awhile, but overall everything we had tasted great.

Thank 23614max
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't eat, but just had a couple beers. Cool music and comfy lounge chairs with an awesome view of the beach and surfers. If we ever made it back to the area, think we would stay at this hotel ... prime location right on the beach!

Thank Fomocolovesu
Boquete, Panama
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

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.

Thank John D
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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 

Thank RinaColorado
Silver Spring, Maryland
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36 reviews
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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 

Thank kfitz00
Craig, Alaska
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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 

Thank Karen H
San Antonio, Texas
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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 

Thank Lizivipa
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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 

Thank studyinaddis
North Carolina
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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!

Thank warf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
Bar, Pub, Seafood, International, Fusion
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene
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: +507 832-1010
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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