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“Excellent food, great prices”
Review of Lenos & Carbon

Lenos & Carbon
Ranked #187 of 1,055 Restaurants in Panama City
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed December 30, 2012

We stopped for lunch. Service was a bit slow but the view is incredible and the food was actually the best we'd eaten in Panama all week. Caution - tip is included in your bill already. Good, middle of the road restaurant with above average size portions.

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Thank Sophie L
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

While this restaurant, located on the causeway, offers a pleasant location with a good view of downtown it offers little else. Service is slow and without enthusiasm. I ordered the Lenos especial under the steak offerings, assuming that this would likely be their best steak. The fact that I could not verify this with the waiter, due to a language difference, is not a fault of the restaurant. This is purely my problem, so I am always willing to accept any consequences.

This dish was actually a compilation of all their offerings. It included a steak, chicken, a pork chop, a bar-b-que rib and a sausage. That in itself was no problem but all but the rib were overcooked to the point of almost being inedible. This I'm afraid, cannot be attributable to any language issues. I don't recall what the sides were but do recall them being the best part of the meal.

Since the prices were more than reasonable the view and atmosphere almost offset the disappointing meal.

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Thank Kevin W
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

plates are big, but this is not a gourmet restaurant. It is a good place for groups, plenty of space
and good service, not so expensive.

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Thank alacayo
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

For those watching their carbohydrate intake, Leños& Carbon can't be beat. The grilled chicken breast is a bargain. It is cooked well and seasoned nicely. It comes sizzling with grilled onions, peppers, and mushrooms. Ask for only the salad as the side and your set.

Thank ldfalco
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

Was brought here by my Panamanian friend. The appetizer of fried cheese was just okay, I've had better here in Canada. However, the steak dinner was great...and huge! Seriously could've shared it between two people. Came with two steaks on a hot plate with a separate plate of salad, rice, fried plantain and arrapa. No one at the table was able to finish their meal. Chocolate cake for desert was just okay. Margaritas and Mojitos were delicious!

The only thing that bothered me about this restaurant was that they were allowing raccoons into the restaurant - granted it's open air and raccoons are around, but they are dirty scavengers and should not be allowed in a restaurant and certainly you should not be feeding them by hand as some people were.

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Thank Liz8723
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