Panama Province Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Panama Province

November 28, 2017 Major Galusha

Discover the best restaurant in Panama Province, Panama including La Posta, ZK Nikkei Cuisine, Rene Cafe, Rincon de los Camisones Restaurante, Super Gourmet, Casa Tortuga, Riesen, La Vespa, Donde Jose, Caliope
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1. La Posta

Calle 47 | Corner Of Calle Uruguay, Panama City, Panama Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$118 - HK$471 +507 269-1076
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 736 reviews

La Posta

Reviewed By Nycazn

Chic and popular.... very Havana like setting
The dishes I found all very buttery... even the broccoli...a bit overhyped... service excellent

2. ZK Nikkei Cuisine

Edif. Torre de las Americas | Punta Pacifica, Panama City, Panama Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout Peruvian, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$118 - HK$235 +507 301-7250
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 288 reviews

ZK Nikkei Cuisine

Japanese-Peruvian Restaurant (Nikkei Cuisine)

Reviewed By PanamanianWanderlust - Panama City, Panama

As the name suggests, this is not a japanese restaurant, but a Peruvian/japanese fusion. Good service, very attentive staff. They gave us a small maki piece as a free appetizer. I'm not really into fusion japanese gastronomy, instead I prefer traditional japanese. However, I enjoyed this restaurant a lot. Food was fresh and flavors were accurate. I ordered a spicy sushi, and a toro nigiri sushi. I would return to try more dishes.

3. Rene Cafe

Calle Pedro J. Sosa | Casco Viejo, Panama City 0801, Panama Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$63 - HK$196 +507 262-3487
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 504 reviews

Rene Cafe

Reviewed By SarahDanni - Seattle, Washington

I was pleasantly surprised by my lunch. While this isn't fine dining, it's simple, fresh, well prepared food. It started with a torta (egg omelet), fresh fish, salad, rice and desert. Everything was very delicious. And it was very inexpensive. The portions were huge. I wish I could have eaten more rice!! The location is nice, right in the heart of casco viejo, on one of the town squares. The service was very good as well. If you're looking for a simple sit down lunch, this is a nice choice.

4. Rincon de los Camisones Restaurante

Via Interamericana, Km. 104, Santa Clara 507, Panama Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$47 - HK$196 +507 993-3622
Excellent
59%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 281 reviews

Rincon de los Camisones Restaurante

Reviewed By Paul J - Middleburg Heights, Ohio

I just love the food here at Los Camisones. If you like paella this is the place. It’s best to call ahead and order because it takes 45 minutes to an hour to make. The French onion soup is fantastic. And the topper is Langostinos a la sal. It’s shrimp cooked in salt, trust me try it.

5. Super Gourmet

Avenida A y Calle 6, Panama City, Panama Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Healthy, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$39 - HK$118 +507 212-3487
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 370 reviews

Super Gourmet

Reviewed By contradancer - asheville, nc

Nothing to write home about. If you want food like at home, this is your place. "Sandwiches" are served on English muffins, chorizo is pepperoni. I had a "veggie" Sandwich and it was fine if you were in the U.S. We each had a Sandwich and a glass of juice and my partner had a latte and it cost $22.

6. Casa Tortuga

Calle Urraca, Panama Province, Panama Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night +507 6715-2223
Excellent
65%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 317 reviews

Casa Tortuga

It is a new restaurant on the Island of Contadora - much needed to expand the choices. I would like to share this gem as it is tucked away in the residential neighborhood and new.

Reviewed By montrealer86 - Montreal

This is a unique experience. No menu, the chef explains what is on the menu that day due to the fact of ingredients available. It is a small island everything shipped in sometimes ingredients not available. It is comfortable and efficient. We had a beautiful tasty salad with a vegetarian pizza, which was huge for 2 people. Delicious coffee. Only open 7 to 11 so get there early. Would highly recommend this unique and delicious experience.

7. Riesen

Calle D, El Cangrejo, Frente al Hotel Toscana Inn, Panama City, Panama Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +507 264-0473
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 246 reviews

Riesen

Reviewed By atl010684 - Washington DC, District of Columbia

Fantastic restaurant and AMAZING service. Personally attended by the owner of the restaurant who couldn't speak higher about the dishes, ingredients and the people taking care of the crops. I loved their food but mostly is that feeling of being at home, tkane care of, and being served food made with love, pride and respect to the person growing the ingredients. Thank you for what was the highlight of my Panama visit

8. La Vespa

Calle Manuel Icaza | Obarrio, Panama City 0833, Panama Delivery, Valet Parking, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$118 - HK$275 +507 396-3407
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

La Vespa

Our amazing Pizza is made according to ancient Italian traditions by young and talented pizzaiolo Danilo and Chef Piero Spinelli's delicious and authentic Mediterranean cuisine is often referred to as "better than in Italy" and is complemented by great wines, Prosecco or the traditional Italian cocktail, the Aperol Spritz....a must try !!! Head waiter Israel's staff is friendly and knowledgeable and strives to offer one of the best dining experiences in Panama City. To add some spice to the ambience, Thursday nights we offer live music (international, jazz, bossa nova, etc...) with a special dinner creation and Fridays, starting at 7pm a very lively After Office cocktail and appetizers party with DJ house music on our recently renovated garden Terrace where you can try bartender Dennis' fabulous cocktails and relax in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Reviewed By Maggie P - Chicago, Illinois

From start to finish this was an excellent dinner. The burrata appetizer was delicious, as was the accompanying focaccia bread. We had the linguine with clams and duck ragout pasta, both of which were so rich in flavor. Angelo our waiter was entertaining as well as helpful. And the music playlist that evening was so good, I kept Shazam-ing every song! Would definitely dine here again.

9. Donde Jose

Corner of Central Avenue and Calle 11 | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Latin, South American, Central American Dinner HK$447 - HK$573 +507 262-1682
Excellent
82%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 418 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 Frank T - New York City, New York

From start to finish, dinner at Donde Jose is a special experience. The mix of local ingredients, Panamanian culture, and modern technique create a very unique meal. Compared to other tasting menus in NYC, Paris, etc. this is an absolute bargain. We opted for the chef's table which is necessary. The high bar makes it hard to see the plating. Must do for foodies visiting Panama City.

10. Caliope

Avenida Central, between 11 y 13 Street Casco Antiguo, Panama City 0850, Panama Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Latin, Seafood, Central American, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$314 - HK$392 +507 212-1565
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 367 reviews

Caliope

An adventure in gastronomy awaits you at "Caliope," Casco Viejo's first Farm-to-Table dining experience. Panama's newest and most creative culinary experience delivers international fusion that sources fresh and delicious local ingredients. Chef, Martino TK - trained in Italy'sTK - has teamed up with Chef Pierre De Janon of Tantalo Kitchen to provide a unique, gastronomic adventure. (Caliope also features a New York-style artisanal cocktail menu, and an eclectic wine list.) Be among the first to experience Caliope, destined to be the finest dining experience all of Central America. Caliope accepts Reservations and holds a limited number of tables for walk-ins.

Reviewed By Phyllis G - michigan

The decor in this place is really something special! The food and service are also excellent. We split a hamburger, which was so delicious I could have eaten the entire thing, had a fish dish that was cooked perfectly. The dessert was absolutely amazing, hot...MoreDear Phyllis, Thank you for your kind comments about Caliope. We are glad to know you had time to taste our hamburger, it is one of our favorites. Hope you come back anytime soon to try our new dishes from our changing menu. Best.

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