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“Youth is wasted on the young”
Review of Panama Joe's

Panama Joe's
Ranked #171 of 1,126 Restaurants in Long Beach
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Panama Joe's is a better than average Mexican restaurant that offers a ton of "specials" on food and drink several days a week. It is a good place for lunch, but the new owners have done all they could to make it a "happening" place in the evening. Unfortunately, this emphasis has resulted in an influx of rowdy and/or intoxicated patrons. The noise level is extremely high, even when one of the bands that play nightly is on a break. The wicker chairs in the patio area are horrible. They will snag your clothing and are so unsteady as to be dangerous. The only parking is in a metered parking lot, or at the metered curbside. The local parking enforcement officers are extremely energetic...bring quarters!

Thank Richard L
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

We checked out this restaurant at Belmont Shore & the drinks were good with average food. We had the chicken nachos which were good but forgot they were served with refried beans on them. Not a big fan of them. Huge plate of nachos & you also get chips & salsa to start - so a ton of food.

Thank DebiDoubleD
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

Panama Joes food and fun all rolled up in to one, the staff are so friendly. And the town belmont shores off the beach is just awesome.

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Thank Missme_12
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

omg I love their fajitas! Great value too! We both had fajita's and drinks and spent less than $50.

Thank Katherine H
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

Good food. Every night Panama Joe's has different theme: Fajita night, Taco night, Burrito night, even hamburger night. It excludes weekends. Panama Joe's has a great room seating. The most annoying thing ; the smokers hang out by the entrance of the restaurant so the smoke travel inside the place.

Thank Lola S
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