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“Fine Dining in Panama” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Trona

La Trona
Ranked #174 of 888 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
133 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Fine Dining in Panama”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

We struggled to find La Trona as it is situated on the second floor of a building and several blocks away from Uruguay Sreet. I am glad that we made the effort. This restaurant deserves notice for simply trying to put forth an interestng menu. Most dishes fused European/Mediterranean food with Asian touches. Wait staff was friendly and welcoming.The results, while not perfectly executed, provided a nice alternative to the burgers and chops available elsewhere.

Visited January 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fine dining oasis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

La Trona has a casual elegance about it that sets expectations for fine food and service that did not disappoint. The staff is terrific- attentive without intruding and were quite helpful for our non Spanish speaking trio. All the food was very good with the most memorable being the made in house stuffed ravioli. Both the shrimp and the lamb versions were wonderful! We ate at La Trona on our last night in Panama City and it was a fitting place for a finale of great meals.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Fletcher51
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Panama City, Panama
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food, Great decor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

The food is just delicious, the decor is beautiful and they have Great service. This is one of my favorites restaurants in Panama. After dinner you can have some drinks at Jaleo which is located downstairs.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Malf31
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Geneva, Switzerland
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“"Fusion" style French/Spanish/Panamenian cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

Great decor internally with a cute terrace externally. As a friend said "this restaurant seems to have a microclimate both in terms of temperature and people".

Very friendly and accommodating staff. And the food! Simple yet well matched flavors, deliciously cooked. From different types of tartars (salmon, tuna, meat) to grilled fish and from risottos/pastas to meat dishes.

Very reasonable prices for the value of the food. And a good wine catalogue, also reasonably priced.

So far the best restaurant I've been in Panama city.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank PaniosBanios
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Panama City, Panama
Level Contributor
64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“so, so...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

Services was great, we had our reservation on a private party room with a nice street balcony. Some appetizers were good but the entraña wasnt so good...i recommend better their sea food over meats..
Desserts were colorful and delightful...Great experience at the end of the evening.
I almost forgot...the best wine and champagne selection...at fair prices

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Jean-Paul V
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