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“World class. Menu is in Spanish but staff speak great English. Will return tomorrow.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Maito

Maito
Ranked #29 of 929 Restaurants in Panama City
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Latin, Seafood, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“World class. Menu is in Spanish but staff speak great English. Will return tomorrow.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

Every dish we tried was the "best ever". Sea bass and ribs and super salads. Ambience was great. Owner was also the chef.

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Thank jessellessica
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Well-deserved first place in Panama City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

As our table was still occupied when we arrived, we had a complimentary cocktail in the bar to begin with. I enjoyed a perfect Mojito (trick: Plenty of mint!).

As for the food we started our with 4 starters to share, which were all great. As main dish I had the Rack de cordero (lamb) which was absolutely fantastic. Slowly cooked, tender as butter with a slight smokey taste. The meat as accompanied by a wonderful potato pure.

For desert I had a Tart Tartin with large pieces of tasty caramelized apple and a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. All very tasty!

The service was very professional. Only annoyance was that the coffee machine was broken, and they couldn't even server french press which doesn't require a machine.

In total we paid around 200USD for 4 people including a bottle of wine.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank PeterTHansen
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Panama
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A taste of Panama with class”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

This is place where you can have an upscale taste of Panamanian Cuisine. Most of the ingredients come from small local producers.
Make reservations and don't expect to end your meal in less than 2 hours...

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Haldren
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Miami
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Panama with Peru !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

Very good seafood "a la Peruvian". Needs reservations. Fresh, exquisitely preparred. About the only complaint is sometimes slow service.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank Bongocuba
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El Ciruelo, Panama
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

Make a reservation or you'll be sorry you didn't get to taste this award winning chef's food. The risotto is a must.

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Emily A
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