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“Worth a visit”

La Casa del Marisco
Ranked #50 of 1,078 Restaurants in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

Will keep this one short & sweet...
Despite being a business function with near-set menu, enjoyed a great meal here with about 30 other people.
Ceviche, Corvina (Sea Bass) and Flan was worth returning for. Only wish I was back a la carte with my better half.
Clearly a solid, local favourite for business and couples.
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

We had the pleasure of dinning here this past week on a visit to Panama. Like many of the reviewers here, we will confirm that the seafood is absolutely perfectly prepared and of the best quality.

The best description for this restaurant is "Old School Dinning". By this we mean, it feels a little like a throwback to the 60's in decor, service style etc. But that is not a bad thing, they really are very solicitous and while the food is in no way cutting edge it is wonderful to dine somewhere and especially for seafood where they let the incredible product, simply but perfectly prepared do all the talking :-)

We rare back in Panama in January with a large group and we will definitely head to La Casa del Marisco :-)

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Thank aboutsot
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

We were told that La Casa del Marisco was one of the finest restaurants in Panama City and the very best place for seafood. And while we liked the establishment and had a good meal, it fell short of the hype. Here are our impressions.

Located in the financial district, this is an upscale café with very nice décor and a bustling vibrant dining scene. The noise level was high but not enough to discourage conversation. The service is first rate. No sooner are you seated then attention is being paid to your table. The drinks were fine and the appetizer course was very favorable. I had the ceviche which was quite good. Apparently Panamanian ceviche is a bit different from other I’ve had, with more muted flavors – but very enjoyable. So everyone was looking forward to their entrées.

I ordered the garlic prawns and the presentation was very good. The food tasted fine and it was enjoyed, but it was not outstanding. I feel the chef missed an opportunity to do something special. They were prawns and there was garlic and butter, but there was nothing memorable about the dish. I’ve had perfectly good garlic prawns at an Outback Steakhouse, but somehow expected something more here.

I’m always willing to give the house the benefit of the doubt so I just assumed I ordered the wrong dish for my tastes. However, my dining companions reported much the same. They also enjoyed their meals but no one would complement the food beyond, “it was good” or “it was fine”.

So maybe ours was a case of expectations being set too high. La Casa del Marisco is on the cusp of offering “fine dining”, but falls just short. A good chef could do wonders for the place. So go and have a very nice meal, but don’t expect the best in Panama City.

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Thank David F
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

For fine dining in PC you would be hard pressed to find a better place to dine. Most suitable for groups of 8 or less and an amazing place for a quiet dinner for 2. The staff is first rate and go to great lengths to make your dining experience a terrific one. Pricy, but worth it. The shrimp and lobster dishes were perfect and without peer. Very comfortable atmosphere for the setting and the street view makes the evening even better.

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Thank T C
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

The seafood in this restaurant is delicious and perfectly-prepared. In addition, the service is quick and professional. As for the decoration of the place, the least said the better. The "rustic" wooden chairs used by diners are atrocious-looking and uncomfortable, and the ugly tables match. Hanging lamps would have looked dated even during the 1960s.

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Thank William G
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