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“Great Restaurant”
Review of Manolo Caracol

Manolo Caracol
Ranked #107 of 1,041 Restaurants in Panama City
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: One of the most renowned restaurants in Panama City, this Casco Viejo gem requires guests to put their tastebuds in the hands of Spanish chef/owner Manolo Madueño. You don’t order off the menu—about 12 courses of seasonal dishes will arrive at your table during either lunch or dinner. A cozy dining room adds to the hours-long experience.
Reviewed April 5, 2013

We were looking for a cheap place to eat that was near our hotel and thank God we ate here! The food was prepared fresh and tasted amazing! It was the best veggie burger I ever had. I just wish they had this place in my town. I will definitely come back to b.good next time I'm in Panama

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Thank Sophieintheworld
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Its in the old part of Panama. Its fine dining without the "white gloved can i kiss your backside sir" type service. Very bohemian, arty type feel to the place with no dress code. Service was fantastic by a very friendly, young team. I went back twice in a few days and the tasting menu was different both times and equally enjoyable. Some dishes better than others but everything considered this is a "must go" place if you visit Panama and it was definitely the most enjoyable part of a 6 day stay in the city.

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Ten course tasting menu. The food is delicious. The flavors are robust. The order of the plates makes sense. Unfortunately, their wine list is a huge let down. Half the wines are no longer available and the ones there are average at best. Worth the visit.

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Thank Discocanuck
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

We probably would have passed by this restaurant because it street presence is not significant, if not for a recommendation by Los Cuatro Tulipanes. However the interior of the restaurant is filled with beautiful art by Boquete artist Barbara Rabkin. The wine list is extensive but a little expensive. There are "house" wine choices however. Guests are presented with a series of "Tapas" which go from salad to desert and are very good. The service is great, the food is excellent and the ambience is first class. We would go again and again.

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Reviewed March 13, 2013

It was pricey - 45$ per person - but the style of menu where there is NO menu, you just get the 10 little tapas per person that the chef created for the day, is exciting. Everything was tasty. So, a good experience overall and I would recommend it to other travellers.

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Thank nastiki
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