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“Excellent in every sense!”

Veggie Moon Vegetarian & Sea Food Restaurant
Ranked #33 of 1,170 Restaurants in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $70
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Extremely well prepared Italian food, tasty seafood and pasta, mouthwatering and beautifully decorated desserts make every visit a delight. The Venezuelan Owner has created a really wonderful and stylish, but cozy atmosphere in an old colonial building. The food matches the environment and the very professional manager is also Italian. So is the Chef.
The only disadvantage is the price! This is one of the quite expensive places in Panama City. But, hey, you don't eat there every day, and for one visit ...who cares?

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Thank AbDurchDieMitte
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We stumbled upon this new restaurant in Casco Viejo while heading to an evening of Christmas Carols. We love the decor and although we didn't have a big meal, we each enjoyed what we had. The service was slow but friendly. Agree that this restaurant should be labelled 'vegetarian' -- it is a welcome addition to the growing selection of good restaurants in Panama City. I wish Veggie Moon well, and hope they will be there for a long time to come.

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Thank caldut
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Veggie Moon was recommended to us by an American family we met at the airport. Our experience at this restaurant was easily the best we had throughout our travels in South America and Panama. The food was excellent, presented beautifully, the portion sizes were perfect and we were able to eat more than one course! (compared to enormous portion sizes served throughout South America). The waitstaff were professional and genial, the furnishings and service made the restaurant feel high-end, it had a lovely ambience and we thought that the meal/experience was very good value for money especially compared to the same level of dining in Australia. Not realising it was a seafood restaurant, with a daughter who does not eat seafood, the chef was more than happy to make a non-seafood meal for her. It is located in a lovely area of Casco Viejo and we would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Panama. Thankyou Veggie Moon!

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We happened upon this restaurant on our walking tour of Casco Viejo in the afternoon and came back for a very nice dinner. The room is nicely decorated (though not all of the seats are practical - some are too low for the table) and the food is imaginatively prepared and presented. The staff, including the owner, welcomed us graciously and enthusiastically. (He also owns another restaurant). The chef is from Sardinia.

With so many meat-centric restaurants preparing (and over-cooking) so much of the restaurant food in Panama, this place was a delightful contrast. It is a bit pricey but worth it. Service needs polishing - our entrees came before we had finished the excellent appetizer we shared. The label 'vegan' in the Tripadvisor listing does not seem accurate - it is vegetarian and also serves fish.

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1  Thank marcoithaca
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We walked by this place, thought it looked cute so made a dinner reservation. It had been open less than a month. The food was fine,not great, but they essentially brought our appetizers and main courses out at the same time. In fact, the owner was at the next table from us ( there was one other table occupied) and she either ordered the exact same dishes we did, or they put our main courses on her table then served it to us. She should have been acting like an owner and ensuring the customers were happy. The waitstaff was quite gracious.

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Thank acetravel
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