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Food and restaurants in Panama

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“The Panama Canal is a historical landmark. There is a museum, visitor center(see ships upclose passing through the Lock doors. It is only a 5 min bus ride away. It is one of the man-made wonders of the word. Close by ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
“This is a spot that everyone knows for nightlife in Panamá. It’s got a great rooftop and good music. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“This is a fun place. Breakfasts provided. One evening is a social evening, to which many attend. One evening is Trivia night. One morning is a market for everyone who has or makes merchandise.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
“This restaurant is in town. Owned by friends, we love it here! The food is delicious, it overlooks the sea and has a great happy hour too. Miami meets Costa Rica, enjoy the fabulous music and service at this great Puerto Viejo location.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Paella Restaurant
“A well known stop to many travelers with what some will consider the best paellas in Panama. Quite an extensive menu to choose from. Fun dessert with crepe/ice cream/fire!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is the best Italian restaurant in Panama. The owners are awesome, and the food and wine are great. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
“Building five restaurants, one on each floor and a nice rooftop bar with spectacular views of the old town and the ocean!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Perfect choice for breakfast with the perfect coffee. There are many healthy options and the food is fantastic. You have to try the pancakes and the waffles. Also is vegan-friendly.”
  • 26 locals recommend

Cafes

Cafe
“Freshly made pastries and great coffee. Excellent prices, and with a view of the Sea.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Cafe
“Wonderful chocolate, and a chocolate tour. Come taste all kinds of flavors of their locally-made specialty.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bakery
“Panamanian Bakery & Cheese producer famous for their "queso empanadas". Artisan breads & cheeses. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
“free refils of coffee, free wifi, good food, great information on their bulletin board, free copies of ie el Visitante magazine (also online) great place to meet ppl from all over.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cafe
“Producen café localmente, son deliciosos y siempre puedes comerte algo super rico. Ademas tiene un muy lindo ambiente.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Delicious smoothies (choose your own mixture of fruits to go with milk or water) and fresh sandwiches with homemade bread. Best vegan and gluten-free options.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Cafe
“Take a water taxi to Bastimentos Island and take the 15 minute hike up the hill to this charming organic family farm. 2 hours tours include a tasting of their cacao and a snack.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
“Incredible breakfast place with a chill ambience. We recommend the omelette with a cup of café con coconut leche. ”
  • 9 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“One of the good places for breakfast. All specials and regular meals between 4,50 and 6 Dollars, including a fresh big cup of coffee. Their coffee and baked goods are very good and the stuff friendly.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bakery
“Casco Viejo (San Felipe) is the heart of the Old City and a world UNESCO site. It's streets are lined with wonderfully restored Spanish architecture and historic structures.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Athenaeus is more than a bakery, is a coffee shop, dessert shop and they have many delicious sandwiches”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“Panamanian Bakery & Cheese producer famous for their "queso empanadas". Artisan breads & cheeses. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“Good coffee and pastry. Tipical Costarican "Gallo Pinto" as a breakfast option.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“Casco Viejo is full of great bars and restaurants for a great night date. You cant miss a night in Casco when in Panamá.”
  • 3 locals recommend