Most Popular Latin food in Panama City, Panama Province, Panama

December 14, 2019 Enriqueta Cusson

Reviews on Latin food in Panama City, Panama Province, Panama. A diverse multicultural city of almost 1.3 million, Panama City offers a lot more than an up-close view of the Canal. Shantytowns slink up alongside shiny high-rise condos. The Old City is an atmospheric labyrinth of churches, plazas and palaces. Fifteen miles from downtown Panama City, Soberania National Park is an excellent destination for hiking and birding. For a fascinating look at the canal, take a taxi or local bus to Miraflores Locks Visitor Center and look down on the traffic below.
Things to do in Panama City

10. La Papa

51 Street East Bella Vista No. 25 Calle 51 Este Bella Vista No. 25, Panama City 0808 Panama Grill, South American, Latin, Central American Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +507 265-5800 http://www.lapapa.net/
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4 based on 342 reviews

La Papa

It is a restaurant with family atmosphere. We have a variety of dishes ranging from Colombian cuisine to Mediterranean . We offer a hall for special events and occasions . Artisanal pizza is also part of our menu.

Reviewed By Currietravels

After visiting many Panama restaurants we came across this restaurant and was surprised at the very large screens. We later returned to have dinner and watch a Seahawks game. The service was amazing and the food was delicious. Don’t miss out on the creme’ caramel dessert (called a flan), you will see it in the photos. It was so yummy! All menu items were displayed in photos so if you don’t speak Spanish this is a bonus. Food comes as shown. We ended up going twice as this was our favorite restaurant in all of Panama!

9. Gaucho's Steak House

Calle Uruguay esquina Calle 48, Panama City Panama Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, South American, Argentinean Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +507 263-4469 http://www.facebook.com/gauchospanama
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4 based on 920 reviews

Gaucho's Steak House

Reviewed By onwa

Beef without doubt great - but also good grilled chicken, fine desserts and splendid wines to accompany all of this

8. Segundo Muelle San Francisco

Calle Crisantemos, s/n Between 67 and 68, San Francisco, Panama City Panama Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, South American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +507 391-9234 http://www.segundomuellepanama.com
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4 based on 1080 reviews

Segundo Muelle San Francisco

Peruavian Food specializing in fresh fish and seafood. Our specialty are the cebiches and tiraditos, we also have meditarrean and asian influence. Veggie options and kids menu available.

Reviewed By miceguru

We didn’t know where to eat, and asked the concierge at our hotel. He recommended this place without hesitation. He was right. Great atmosphere inside (outside not impressive) wonderful service and the most important thing great food. For 4 people we paid about $130 including wine and tip, not bad.

7. Tantalo Kitchen

Calle 8 y Avenida B Casco Viejo, Panama City 123456 Panama Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +507 262-4030 http://tantalohotel.com/kitchen/#lunch
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4 based on 1862 reviews

Tantalo Kitchen

Tantalo is a restaurant featuring a communal kitchen-style atmosphere serving shared comfort dishes influenced by ingredients from around the globe, while honoring the local dishes that are distinct to Panama.

Reviewed By v_charran1

Tantalo rooftop makes the best fresh mojitos ever not too sweet and fresh ingredients -must try the passion fruit Lots of people on the Thursday kind of a squeeze but safe surrounded by happy people Lovely view even if you can’t get to the railing and excellent DJ it’s well worth the visit Dear v_charran1,Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review, Our passion fruit mojito is one of our iconic drinks in Tantalo, thank you very much for recommending it. We hope to have you back soon.Cheers!

6. Pedro Mandinga Rum

Avenida A Entre Plaza Herrera y Calle 8A, Panama City Panama Caribbean, Latin, Bar Lunch Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service [email protected] +507 391-5596 https://www.facebook.com/pedromandingadistillery/
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4 based on 138 reviews

Pedro Mandinga Rum

Reviewed By AmritaJ

I stopped by for a drink one evening and had a glass of wine (not rum) what a warm and wonderful and eclectic atmosphere. This is the kind of place that takes you back in time and where movies are shot wonderful, a must stop when in Casco.

5. Rene Cafe

Calle Pedro J. Sosa Casco Viejo, Panama City 0801 Panama Latin, Central American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +507 262-3487 http://www.renecafe.com
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4 based on 553 reviews

Rene Cafe

Reviewed By authored

We were taken here by our OAT group for an early afternoon lunch. Service was superb. The beer was cold and the three courses were all excellent. The dining area is small, but cleverly decorated. I would definitely eat here again. The fish was really tasty!

4. CasaCasco

Calle 10 y Avenida A #8-15, Panama City 0802 Panama Japanese, Contemporary, Fusion, Fujian, Central American, Latin, Bar, Sushi Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service [email protected] +507 6288-9024 http://www.casacasco.com
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4 based on 441 reviews

CasaCasco

CasaCasco is a perfect blend of antique and avant-garde divided into 5 floors, where you can enjoy 3 fabulous restaurants, a Club-Disco and a Terrace (Rooftop) with a panoramic view of the city. A new concept that brings together the best of the culinary

Reviewed By Lu Ann J

We were looking for a rooftop bar with food. Our taxi driver suggested Casacasco. What a delightful afternoon we had despite the passing shower. We were served by Mauricio and Diana. The drink suggestion and the food suggestion were perfect. Exactly what we were looking for in local cuisine. We then left and walked around the city, but we had to go back for one last visit. This place is a must stop for exceptional service and oh and the view.Oh! What a nice visit you made us, thank you for sharing these moments with us and for your recommendations. Come back soon ❤

3. Donde Jose

Corner of Central Avenue and Calle 11 Casco Viejo, Panama City Panama Latin, Central American Dinner Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +507 262-1682 http://www.dondejose.com
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4 based on 530 reviews

Donde Jose

Our mission at Donde Jose is to tell the story of Panama through our cuisine. We use endemic ingredients, cook with age-old techniques, innovate where value can be added, and work every day to contribute to Panama's culinary identity.

Reviewed By Cuong_Duc_Pham

I had to tell the chef how good the food was. I've tried over 100 restaurants in different countries this year and this is the most flavorful! The presentation and story of each dish are unique. I will eat here every time I am in Panama. Fixed menu + cocktail total $100.

2. Fonda Lo Que Hay

Calle 12 Este Casco Antiguo, Panama City Panama Latin, Central American Lunch, Dinner Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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5 based on 94 reviews

Fonda Lo Que Hay

Reviewed By frequentraveler65

I cannot but add my review to the ton of positive commentaries this place is getting. It’s just a great experience. Very informal and basic, the place has nonetheless its flare. The food is great and very local, you need to choose it from a chalkboard and order it at the cash counter. A bit hidden, you’ll need to look for it, but it will be worth it!As dessert I recommend El Rallado (see picture)!

Top 10 restaurants in Panama City, Panama

1. Maito

Final de la Calle 50 4to Local a Mano Izquierda, Panama City 0816 Panama Latin, Central American, International Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +507 391-4657 http://www.maitopanama.com/
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4 based on 650 reviews

Maito

Using all the influences of the Panama canal and natives ingredients MAITO is a Panamanian restaurant offering local food with a twist.

Reviewed By Artemis_Buffington

Booked my reservation a month ago. Requested an outdoor table (had read that the air conditioning inside was intense). March 23: arrived. Hostess didn't see me because, you know, single women over 30 are invisible. Hostess told me I had to eat inside because I was just one. Inside was freezing. When I told the hostess I'd only sit outside, she reluctantly pointed me towards a 4-top. I waited a few minutes, no one stopped by my table, I left. Atmosphere--inside and outside--was mediocre, or I may have sucked it up and stayed. Out $15 in cab fare, but dignity intact.

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