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Restaurante Smiley's

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American, Central American, Bar
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Main Street | Al Lado De Grupo Moreno, Pedasi 0749, Panama
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Durango, Colorado
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were told that Smiley's tuna was the thing to order and it proved to be delicious. The seasoning was fantastic and the fish was prepared exactly as I requested. My wife ordered the fish of the day (dorado), which was poached. She would have preferred "a la plancha", but failed to request it. Service was prompt, efficient and friendly.

Thank r0kslide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I wanted to have a light dinner and Smileys fit the bill. We split the Tuna Bites, it came with a side salad and french fries. All were excellant, washed down with very cold Panama beer. John, the owner, stopped by our table to talk. It was a Tuesday and they have music, John was on the... More 

Thank Ken C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a good choice in Pedasi and a known "gringo" hangout with live music a few nights per week. The food is always well prepared and presented and although a bit pricey for Azuero is in line with other choices in Pedasi Service and presentation is always top notch.

Thank Stanley_Sankey
Carlsbad, California
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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 June 29, 2016

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
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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 ???

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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, Central American, Bar
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Al Lado De Grupo Moreno, Pedasi 0749, 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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