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“Very nice place to taste panamanian flavours”
Review of Maito

Maito
Ranked #38 of 1,068 Restaurants in Panama City
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed March 18, 2013

It´s a very nice place to taste Panamanian ingredients. I could not say it is a gourmet place, but I really enjoy it

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Even the Marriott Panama where we stayed had average to poor food, this is probably Panama City's best, it's run by a Chef Husband and his wife and 2 other Chefs from Spain & Panama. Very reasonably priced and good food and drinks, a must if you are there.

Thank docdeee99
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Dined outside at Maito in the evening and the entire meal was superb. The food was incredible, the service was attentive but not overwhelming and the dining area was nice. The menu changes but if you can get the stuffed squid with black risotto you will not be disappointed. We had a wide variety of dietary needs ranging from vegan to carnivore and all loved their food.

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Thank bgou
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Delicious and cozy. Great organic meals with fresh local produce. Bummer is its always full and you have to plan ahead and make a reservation.

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

It's always nice to be greeted by the chef's own herb and vegetable garden as you enter a restaurant, so look left before you enter. The restaurant is located in neighborhood and you feel as if you are entering someone's home that has been converted in to a restaurant. I suspect that this is actually the case, and not a deliberate architectural design choice. Needless to say light hardwoods give a warmth to this homestyle haute cuisine establishment. Interpretations of roasted chicken, pork chops, beef cheek and shortrib, and fresh fish are all prepared with fresh ingredients. The chef's style was very pan-american, with some dishes remarkably local and others such beer slow roasted boneless shortrib would be standard fare in New York City and Los Angeles. This restaurant would fit right in to any metropolitan city.

All very fresh high quality food cooked with amazing attention to every detail, including plating. In some cases the dishes were a little flat in flavor, but overall this was a great dining experience and very very cost effective for what it is. I'll put 3 dollar signs but I live in L.A. where everything is ridiculously priced and this is an L.A. 2 as the portions end up being large.

The one dish that was unrivaled was the tres leches. Without question the best one I've had, and I'm not a thin man.

Make reservations. I think my entire experience in Panama city would have been different if I'd had known to make reservations to every hot restaurant a week in advance.

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