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“RUDE HORRID SERVICE DO NOT GO HERE”
Review of La Trona

La Trona
Ranked #259 of 986 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“RUDE HORRID SERVICE DO NOT GO HERE”
Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

We arrived to an empty restaurant & were promptly told no seating was available but they would allow us to sit outside. We were overlooking a cyclone fence with razor wire, smelly wet plastic potted plants & a parking lot...we told them, either we sat inside or we would leave. A rude waiter begrudgingly sat us in a dark corner with a disgusting look. Ok, we can deal but were getting very perturbed. We ordered sangria but were told that the only way we would get sangria was to order a very expensive bottle of wine. That was it. We got up and left letting them know that we would be posting this review. The restaurant is dark, old fashioned, stuffy. We went because of some of the reviews we read here. Bad idea. We walked next door to Jaleo. Super atmosphere, great food, lovely service,

If you want beautiful, bright, fresh spaces where you are treated graciously go to Luna, Segunda Muelle or a rare treat where locals attend - Habbito-best paella ever with a scrumptious gin & tonic made with tropical fruit!!

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1 Thank Billspill
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English first
New York City, New York
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135 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Fine Dining in Panama”
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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Thank fourhundred
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fine dining oasis”
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
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1 Thank Fletcher51
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Panama City, Panama
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food, Great decor”
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
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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 39 helpful votes
“"Fusion" style French/Spanish/Panamenian cuisine”
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
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