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“Great food and a wonderful view!”

Miraflores Restaurant At The Panama Canal
Ranked #54 of 1,069 Restaurants in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed May 3, 2013

We were surprised to find this wonderful buffet restaurant on the second floor of the Miraflores Locks complex. The buffets were wonderful, salad bar, appetizer bar, main buffet, and dessert bar!

All seating overlooks the locks, so if you are there say 2 - 4pm you will see the large ships passing.

The staff was friendly, the food was excellent and highly varied, i.e. main courses included chicken, pork, beef and fish. There was a mashed squash and potato dish to die for! Desserts were lovely and good!

Add this to your trip to the museum and locks!

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Thank ColibriSMA
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

it's not the best food that I've eat, but is good. For me, as a vegetarian, had some cheese, salads and eggplants ... The limonade was delicious, but the view is the better thing in this restaurant. if you get the lucky it will be possible to see the ships crossing the Panama Canal. AMAZING!!

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Thank Juliana M
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is a restaurant one goes not precisely for the food but to look at the ships go by. The food is good, not gourmet by any means, but well prepared and fresh because the place is always packed. There is an ample buffet style table and also one can order a la carte. Good wine selection. The service is another matter. It is difficult to get the waiters attention, perhaps because they are so busy but certainly that could be improved. But all in all anyone visiting Panama should not miss going to Miraflores Restaurant, as it is the best place to see the Canal.

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

I hate to complain because we love Panama and have been treated very well by everyone else here, but this restaurant was an exception. We were first confused because when we asked for a table, we were given a menu to view. After looking at it and then holding it for five minutes in the entry area, we finally asked if we were supposed to seat ourselves. We were then seated at a great table and ignored. Someone came to our table to give us water glasses (no water) after five minutes. We waited ten more minutes (the view of the canal was fantastic!) and decided to leave. The restaurant was almost empty and there were employees around, but engaged in other activities. Very disappointing.

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Thank up4losttime
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Watched the ships in the locks and also visited the museum exhibits in the afternoon. Around 5 when all that closed we headed to the restaurant. Got a table overlooking the locks and enjoyed a decent meal and bottle of wine for $60. What's not to like? Groups poured in as 7 pm approached and we were done and left. For the experience of the canal this place has all the advantages.

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1  Thank Liz H
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