Playa Coronado Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Playa Coronado

December 19, 2017 Venice Greaves

Discover the best restaurant in Playa Coronado, Panama including Cholo's Comidas Mexicana, Don Chacho Grill, el rincon del chef, Picasso Cafe, Bar & Restaurante, Luna Rossa Restorante & Pizzeriea, Pizza Gourmet, California Burgers and Beer, Asados Del Campo, 507, Big Lobster
Things to do in Playa Coronado

1. Cholo's Comidas Mexicana

Road to Las Lajas, Playa Coronado, Panama Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night +507 6419-4064
Excellent
55%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 137 reviews

Cholo's Comidas Mexicana

Reviewed By Schipblack - Playa Coronado, Panama

Now open Thursday and Friday for lunch. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. A great vegetarian menu also. The food is always hot and well prepared. I return and return for great meals.

2. Don Chacho Grill

Playa Coronado, Panama Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Latin, Barbecue, Central American Lunch, Dinner +507 240-1930
Excellent
22%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
9%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 156 reviews

Don Chacho Grill

I could not find any reviews for any restaurants at Coronado Beach Panama, This area has many restaurants and more being built as the area is growing. This is also a tourist area and Coronado Beach is on the travel forum. I could not right an address as I could not find one but it is on the main road going into Coronado Beach. Thanks

Reviewed By Karen D - Fairfax, VA

The steaks come out on an iron skillet that keeps the steak HOT until the last bite. Also tried the chicken-rice Panamanian style which was absolutely delicious. Try one of their frozen Mango towers! Nice place to dine and watch the soccer games.

3. el rincon del chef

Roberto Eisenmann Avenue, Playa Coronado, Panama Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Latin, Spanish, South American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
25%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 54 reviews

el rincon del chef

Same Location For About 10 Years.

Reviewed By KSSeaB - Henderson, Nevada

Have driven past here hundreds of times; not sure why we'd never tried it.
Anyhow, in our presence, a neighbor invited a friend to go there Sunday morning for a pancake breakfast; overhearing him, I invited myself and my husband to join them; LOL!
The waitress is probably one of the owners. She is not fluent in English but does speak and understand reasonably well. When trying to clarify how we wanted our eggs cooked, she asked my husband if he speaks Spanish. I appreciate people who will make the effort to communicate using both languages because that just increases the likelihood of "getting there."
Anyhow, she was fabulous. We had seven adults and she offered to provide separate tickets, of which we wanted four. She got that right; she got our orders right; and she accomodated the three dogs.
Good selection of breakfast foods. We thought we wanted pancakes -- which were recommended by our neighbor -- but once we saw Huevos Rancheros on the menu, my husband and I both opted for the eggs. They were very good. Not like we get in the USA, but very good Panamanian style Huevos Rancheros. The eggs were served with one large fat sausage that was very good. The orange juice was freshly squeezed and cold.
At some point, the chef (who I think is also an owner) came out and took a photo of our table.
It was a very good experience. We are so glad to have another breakfast option (weekends only) and look forward to trying Del Chef for lunch and dinner. We love having restaurant options that do not require us to go out onto the Pan Am.
We'll also return some weekend soon to try the pancakes.

4. Picasso Cafe, Bar & Restaurante

Roberto Eiseman Blvd. | On the corner of Av. Punta Prieta & Av. Roberto Eisenmann, Playa Coronado, Panama Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer Canadian, Bar, Pizza Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$39 - HK$235 +507 345-3777
Excellent
46%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 261 reviews

Picasso Cafe, Bar & Restaurante

Everything you can imagine is real... (Pablo Picasso) In the heart of beautiful Playa Coronado, Picasso gives a whole-lotta soul to the beach community. We are committed to always providing fresh ingredients, personal experiences, music and love to our fabulous friends, neighbors and visitors in this wonderful community. WHO WE ARE, FOR YOU - Come as you are, and make yourself at home :) Be-it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, business, dancing or all of the above, Picasso opens its arms to those in dinner-dresses and pearls, those in swimsuits and bare feet and everything in between. DINING - We are a health-conscious bunch, committed to fresh, locally sourced produce, all MSG-free dishes, and an unrivaled menu of homemade yumminess catering to meat-lovers, seafood fans, dieters, big-eaters, vegetarians, vegans and spice-friends. HIPPIE STUFF & LIBRARY - Inside our cozy little house on the corner, you will find our deli-style Café for breakfast, lunch, coffees and pastries, a selection of artsy local products for sale and a community English-language library and book exchange. PICASSO AFTER DARK - Through an always-varied calendar of events Picasso invites the community to celebrate with us the glory of this wonderful life by bringing you our Weekend Brunches, a weekly Tuesday Blues and community crafts market, Wednesday Community Happy Hour, a Thursday night Trivia Quiz and Open-Mic Night, a Friday night 2x1 Pizza night and varied live music every Saturday from 8pm until late (how late is up to you...) Happy traveling to all and we look forward to serving you soon. The Picasso Team xo

Reviewed By Judie D - Edmonton, Canada

Picasso’s is a great bar, service is very good, food is excellent. They have different special nights. Wednesday evening is happy hour and meet & greet. Thursday’s trivia and Saturday’s a live band. One of the best places in Coronado

5. Luna Rossa Restorante & Pizzeriea

Avenida Eisenmann | Past the gate on the main road into Coronado, Playa Coronado, Panama Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +507 240-1455
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 260 reviews

Luna Rossa Restorante & Pizzeriea

Reviewed By ImSolo777 - Vancouver Island, Canada

The fish is wonderful, we had sea bass with a romesco sauce, pizza, Greek salad, pasta Bolognese, and several other seafood dishes. Pasta al-dente. The fresh fish was very well cooked and fantastic. In 2 weeks we ate here about four times and were never disappointed. Order the fish! As an Italian pizza fanatic I would say it is difficult to find the proper flour here for a truly authentic pizza.
Great service, good food, the fresh fish is the best. A great ambience.

6. Pizza Gourmet

Roberto Eisemann Blvd. | corner Roberto Eisenmann and Punta Prieta, Playa Coronado, Panama Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +507 393-2412
Excellent
51%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

Pizza Gourmet

Reviewed By Joannie R - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Excellent pizza, fast friendly service...gourmet pizzas or the regular standbys...ice cold beer Friendly service

7. California Burgers and Beer

Panamericana Highway at Playa Coronado turnoff | Across from the entrance to Supermercado 99, Playa Coronado 1234567, Panama Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol American Lunch, Dinner +507 345-9985
Excellent
54%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 62 reviews

California Burgers and Beer

Reviewed By Hoss_Kar - Canada

The California burger is great. The girls are sweet like other reviews has said. If in Coronado for awhile this one of the foodie place you must try. My had the fish burger and it was also great tasting and the poutine was so Delicias.

8. Asados Del Campo

KM 89 Panamerican Highway, Playa Coronado, Panama Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating Barbecue Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
43%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
12%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 33 reviews

Asados Del Campo

Reviewed By fishmart22 - Lincoln, Massachusetts

Our large family was well-taken care of here. The food was tasty and the portions were large. The waitress was attentive and friendly. The chourizo sausage was excellent as was the patacones with meat. We ordered a lot of food and the price was great.
Overall an excellent experience. I wanted to go back, but we ran out of time.

9. 507

Coronado Plaza, Local 1 Frente Al Club Ecuestre, Playa Coronado, Panama Seating, Waitstaff Cafe Breakfast, Brunch
Excellent
35%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 14 reviews

507

Reviewed By KSSeaB - Henderson, Nevada

507's food is good, their drinks are good and the setting can be entertaining: The cafe is located just steps from the main street into Coronado so you watch cars pass other cars, bicyclists and trucks on the two-land road.
We've eaten here a couple of times while we wait for our car to be washed next door. Generally, I like to eat outside but it is so windy at 507 that our potato chips were blown off of our plates and napkins fly off of the table.
They serve a yogurt granola parfait which is excellent; they buy the granola, which is home made, from an ex-pat. It is the healthiest granola you'll ever find.
Unfortunately, the woman (who I think is the owner) understands very little English so when I ordered a Cinnamon Raisin bagel with cream cheese, she brought me a plain bagel with lox, onions and capers. I do sometimes like a bagel with lox et al, but have to be in the mood for fish for breakfast -- which doesn't happen often. The bagel with lox obviously cost twice as much as the bagel with cream cheese.
When it was delivered, there was no doubt by my face that it wasn't what I had ordered but no one asked if there was a problem. Because my Spanish is so poor (I'm working on it), I didn't know what to say. When my plate was removed, and I hadn't eaten much of it, they were once again provided with the opportunity to ask me if everything was okay. But they didn't. So I unhappily paid for a breakfast that I didn't order, didn't want and didn't eat -- and left hungry.
We haven't been back since. And that was our third visit after having lived here only about 6 weeks, so it cost them two customers who eat out frequently. Caracoles has opened next door so now we eat at Caracoles when we get the car washed. Yes, we spend more money but we don't have to contend with the wind and they get our orders right and if/when there is a problem, everyone speaks and understands English so I can address it.

10. Big Lobster

Via Panamericana | Km 84- Evenia Coronado Hotel- Las Lajas, Playa Coronado, Panama Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Seafood Lunch, Dinner +507 344-7722
Excellent
45%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 35 reviews

Big Lobster

Reviewed By taipan2016 - Panama City, Panama

Stopped for lunch and ordered the Lobster Thermidor with vegetables, to share.
The lobster was a little above average and a portion large enough for two. The vegetables were over cooked and tasteless. Our waiter was a pro. The vegetables were instantly replaced (but not much better) and an order of rice was brought. The waiter apologized and thanked us for alerting him to the problem. Five stars for service, 3 for the food. Pet friendly patio.

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