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Food and restaurants in Panama

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Close to the city and a good visitor's center to observe the operation of the locks in the Panama Canal.”
  • 44 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
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
Latin American Restaurant
“In the Center of Puerto Viejo. All kind of dishes including fresh lobsters.”
  • 37 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
“This is the best Italian restaurant in Panama. The owners are awesome, and the food and wine are great. ”
  • 17 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
“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
Cafe
“Freshly made pastries and great coffee. Excellent prices, and with a view of the Sea.”
  • 15 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
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
“Producen café localmente, son deliciosos y siempre puedes comerte algo super rico. Ademas tiene un muy lindo ambiente.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“Come and enjoy a cup of coffee and a delicious cake in the Bakery. Well-known for its relaxed atmosphere. ”
  • 3 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
“Renovated old colonial quartier that still shows the beauty of those times, mixed with the modern vibes in between ruins and a lot of historic places. ”
  • 7 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
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“Good coffee and pastry. Tipical Costarican "Gallo Pinto" as a breakfast option.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend