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“Oasis of flavors in Panama”
Review of Maito

Maito
Ranked #38 of 1,016 Restaurants in Panama City
Price range: $15 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Oasis of flavors in Panama”
Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

Tucked away in a house-turned restaurant set back from the main road, guests are greeted by lovely open veranda and herb garden. The dishes are beautifully presented and refined. The atmosphere is elegant and tranquil.

  • Visited April 2013
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3 Thank Snazi
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great restaurant with delicious food”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

I loved the ambiance of this small house turned restaurant. The food is good and fresh! The carpaccio was delicious and the portobello risotto worthy of a *** restaurant!

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank USACapetto
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Panama
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Birthday Celebration”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

I came here a couple of nights ago with my boyfriend and family to celebrate my birthday. We have been living in Panama for 5 years and had heard of the restaurant but had never tried it. The place is a little hard to find but it was worth the drive.

I liked the muted decor and little touches that made the place special (the garden outside, the water served in a wine bottle; the waiters with their beautiful panamanian olive-colored guayabera shirts, the bamboo covered ceiling, etc) and was especially impressed that the menu included a lot of local flavors and ingredients, like local goat cheese and organic plants... Quite rare in Panama.

We ordered two appetizers and four different dishes so we could taste as many flavors as possible. The Best dishes where by far: the Baby Back Ribs, Salmón de la Huerta and the Pulpo appetizer. My dad, being a great cook himself is very hard to please and Maito has his seal of approval.

The only hiccup in the whole experience was when my birthday dessert arrived... without a word from the waiter. I didn't expect a song (it's a relatively fancy place and also happens to be freakishly quiet) but at least a Happy Birthday would have been nice ;)

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank molia
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Panama City, Panama
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Food was great”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Food was great, a little hard to find the place because the sign was not lit up but besides that great evening. Will recommand

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Grosszen
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Superb.”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

The items we had were all from the recommendations of the waiter and were simply delicious. Service was perfunctory and efficient. The setting has character and the tables were well spaced that even with the presence of a few large groups in the same room, your conversation can still stay private.

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank bradleeflorist
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