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“Great Location on the Rio Charges”

Restaurante Los Lagartos
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Gamboa
Cuisines: Central American
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: This restaurant belongs to the hotel and is located on the Chagres river in a separate complex from the hotel. It was opened since 1998 or 1999 before the hotel started to operate.
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Had lunch here several times on our January birding trip in Gamboa. We also had their New Year's Day Buffet which was delicious and offered many delicious fresh salads and desserts. The main dishes were also very tasty. Other times we orderd off the menu and were always pleased with the quality of the food. The view is great. You get to watch lots of birds feeding from the river banks and flying overhead.

1  Thank LindaA99
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Get the sea bass and shrimp with white sauce!! Amazing! The servers were less than I'd hoped for since the tour guides were so nice. But that's Panama for ya.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Great location on the estuary just off the Panama Canal. Built out over the water. Lovely setting in a big shaded building, with open air but cooling breezes. Turtles swimming off the balcony. Buffet selection available including great salads and a very good selection of deserts.

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1  Thank DiggerPerth
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Los Lagartos is part of the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, and is located where the Chagres River meets the Panama Canal. Open only for lunch, it serves both Resort guests and daytrippers. My wife and I have eaten there many times as part of all-inclusive packages at the Resort. Most times there is a buffet, with good selections and quality. The a la carte menu is not extensive, but very acceptable. Staff are busy, but very friendly, too.

However, the best feature of the restaurant is its location, right on the river, with lots of birds and waterfowl - not to mention caiman - all around, plus the sight of ships passing by on the Panama Canal just a short way off. Excellent way to spend an extended lunch hour!

1  Thank Bankerboy1947
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

The food is very good and the view is great. Its a nice relaxing way to spend some time as you watch the ships passing thru the canal.

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