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“Delicious but expensive meal.”

Capital Bistro Panama
Ranked #24 of 974 Restaurants in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, International, Spanish
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Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Llego a Panama un nuevo proyecto del mas alto nivel, disenado por el famoso arquitecto espanol Ignacio Garcia de Vinuesa y liderado por el top chef reconocido mundialmente Elias Murciano, logrando una fusion con los mas altos estandares de diseno y alta cocina.Un lugar unico y exclusivo con tres ambientes, en donde podra apreciar en su interior sus bellos y abstractos disenos y, disfrutar de sus dos terrazas al aire libre con las mas espectaculares vistas panoramicas la costa panamena.Este restaurante viene a revolucionar la gastronomia en Panama, con un staff altamente calificado en la mas exacta preparacion, coccion y presentacion de platos que seran un verdadero extasis al paladar.
Southern California
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Delicious but expensive meal.”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

By Panamanian standards, this is a very expensive restaurant. You ask for water and they bring a bottle of imported Italian mineral water -- sin gaz or con gaz. Three entrees, two small glasses of wine and the bottle of water cost us $110 not including tip. The entrees are small. If you want vegetables or a starch (potatoes or pasta, for example) you have to order them as a side dish and pay extra.

The food itself, however, was exquisite. All three of us had fish dishes -- grouper in my case -- and it all came perfectly cooked and artistically presented. Superb sauces.

Take a table by a window for the spectacular view across the water.

  • Visited May 2014
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Santiago, Chile
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“must go”
Reviewed May 7, 2014

Amazing food full of flavors and very well done. Try the ravioli or salmon tartar to start and definetely the Chateubriand...its like butter...
is not cheap but worth to try. very nice terrace for drinks in the roof with an amazing view

  • Visited April 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fantastic dining experience!”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

We went to this restaurant to celebrate my birthday in Panama. It was pricey, but on par with what you would find by international standards for the food and service. We made a reservation hoping to see the spectacular views of the city, but there was no availability, so had to sit inside...nevertheless, we were not disappointed. The food was wonderful and there were so many people working that you were never wanting for anything. They even had a harp player who played everything from classical music to Lady Gaga. It is a must in Panama City. Hope to return sometime soon!

  • Visited January 2014
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Toronto
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“2nd best restaurant in the city”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

We sat on the top deck with gorgeous views. For appetizer try the mushroom ravioli. The service was excellent. Great value!

Visited March 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“expensive but awesome food”
Reviewed March 31, 2014

The top of the restaurant is like a small nightclub outdoor terrace, only good for drinks in my opinion. we ate early and were the only people in the restaurant but the food was excellent, we had great service, the mushroom ravioli with black truffle was to die for and we had great fish entrees.

Visited March 2014
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