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Restaurante Smiley's

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American, Bar, Central American
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Main Street | Al Lado De Grupo Moreno, Pedasi, Panama
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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

American owned. Live music. Friendly environment. Split a delicious chicken sandwich. Appeared to have a nice menu. Prices a little lower than US but not by much.

Thank Chaps4126
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The local band plays covers of anything from reggae to rock, blues to country. And they do a good job at it. No cover - you can sit there with a beer or two, or eat a mid-priced meal.

Thank Robrachow
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate two meals at Smiley's, and each one was totally satisfying, especially the delicious chocolate cake dessert!

Thank vacayplanner3
San Jose, CA
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read the reviews online and there were right, great food and good prices @ Smileys! My family & I ate here last wk on our way hm from Playa Venao. We had amazing local grass fed Filet & local fresh fish! I heard the burgers & ribs are good as well so will do next time.

Thank PermVacationMan
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Smiley's is a great little restaurant in Pedasi, Panama. I had the Fish of the day (Amberjack) and my wife had the ribs. Both were delicious! The owner is an American and they have live music ob Tuesdays and Fridays. It's good old American Rock and Roll so if you are looking for Panamanian Tipico music it's not the place... More 

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

Lunch was very good but few choices. Selected the whole pargo or red snapper which was fresh and huge portion. The dorado fillet was very good as well. Their rice and guandu with coconut and patacones were excellent. Very nice and accommodating waitress. Will definitely stop by again when visiting Pedasi.

Thank Lizivipa
Pedasi, Panama
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

truly you wallet would rather you miss here...a time ago This was año OK place. But greed and devisivness has clearly become the strang suit here over priced very average if that food, quality is there but NO BANG FOR YOUR BUCK !!! No gravy on mashed potatoes... I for one really do not get that ???

Thank panabart
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

The food was great and the music was excellent. One of the waitresses tried to rip us off though. Other than that it was defintely the place to be!

Thank Michael H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Good food. nice atmosphere. good place to go if you just want some decent food without any hassles. too bad they do not serve more local food.

Thank studyinaddis
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Best about Smiley's is Smiley himself. He hosts the live-music nights at Smiley's (we were at one of those) and its really wonderful. He plays himself on the piano and the flute and talks inbetween songs. The food is good, but nothing special. The service is very friendly.

Thank Daniel_Winter_3rd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $15
American, Bar, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Al Lado De Grupo Moreno, Pedasi, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Los Santos Province  >  Pedasi
  • Phone Number: 50765109652
American/Panamanian Cuisine in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Beer, Wine and Liquor. Live Music on Tuesday and Friday nights. If you're a musician feel free to contact us ahead of time and we'll fit you into our venue. Our signature dishes include Slow Smoked Fallin' Off The Bone Ribs, Seared Blackened Tuna, Red Snapper Filet, Smoked Pork Sandwiches and much, much more. We are open everyday except Monday, 12 noon until late. Hope to see you soon. Even if you're not hungry stop by to catch up on the latest information for Pedasi and surrounding areas.

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