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“Amazing Pastries!”
Review of Panama

Panama
Ranked #1 of 5 Dessert in Mazatlan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $100
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Winnipeg, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Amazing Pastries!”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

My wife and I stopped in to Panama a couple times during our week in Maz and their pastries were amazing. We also grabbed a couple breakfasts croissants one night because we were short for time the next morning and wanted a little something for breakfast. Way better than your average microwaveable breakfast croissant! The only disappointing thing we had was the guava (or guayaba) pie which we had really looked forward to after hearing about it online. It featured chunks of guava on top but was no better than your average cream pie just with a different fruit on top. It wasn't until after that we saw the guava cake which looked so much better. We grabbed cake from the coolers but wanted to sit in the relatively empty dining area to eat it which led to some issues with the Spanish speaking wait staff. You're much better off getting pastries, pies, or cakes to go rather than trying to sit down. Overall, they have some delicious pastry offerings that are definitely worth calories!

  • Visited February 2014
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Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
1,064 reviews
538 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
“Excellent Breakfast”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

We had a really great breakfast and the service was excellent. The price is only a little more than other local places, but the portions are huge. I would highly recommend the ham and cheese omelette.

  • Visited January 2014
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Best Bakery”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

There are several Panamas around Mazatlan, and we were lucky or unlucky depending on how you look at it to have one right at the end of the block. It always smells wonderful, and the cakes and desserts are simply divine. The restaurant side is similar to Sharis, or Dennys. Food is good, prices are good. My only real complaint was not everyone spoke English, and when meal is done you have to ask for your check, and it took forever sometimes.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Angelique D
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winnipeg
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Urban Diner review of Panama's restaurant.”
Reviewed February 7, 2014

I'm getting really tired of Panama's consistently high ratings when it's just not true!!!!
Sure the ambiance is great, the staff are pleasant and the meals are reasonably priced BUT......you don't go to Panama's to eat the ambiance, the staff, while pleasant (and very pretty) are very slow, get your meal orders wrong and often deliver someone else's order to your table. The reasonably priced food is of no consolation when everything else is wrong.
In summary, I would advise as follows....the breakfast meals, service and price are acceptable, as are most of the lunch options but do not go for evening dinner unless you want to be dreadfully disappointed.
My overall rating is no higher than average.

Urban Diner
Feb. 07, 2014

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank barrington h
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California
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Big Surprise”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

I had a fantastic Mexican combination breakfast. It was really, really tasty. I looked at what others were eating around me, and wanted to eat at least two more breakfasts! The place is packed, so go early or wait in line.

  • Visited February 2014
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