If you are heading to Panama City on a holiday, you are probably looking forward to some delicious food tossed by great chefs. Although, the cuisine here takes tips from every nook & corner, the icing of the cake is the Panamanian food, which combines local traditions and ingredients. Dining in Panama is a remarkable experience since there are a wide variety of expensive, moderate and cheap restaurants. There is no guessing that seafood is the speciality as the word Panama translates into "abundance of fish".
Symbolizing the Panamanian name for the old-world sugar mill, El Trapiche specializes in appetizing Panamanian cuisine. It is a highly recommended restaurant for food connoisseurs who are interested in knowing the local tastes and flavours. Try their zesty "Panamanian Fiesta", sandwiches en hojaldra and tropical smoothies.
Address : Vía Argentina, Avenida 2B north, Panama City, Panama
Guerrero Xian Panama
Address : Obarrio.Calle 61. Plaza centromall, Panama.
Aptly named after the tinaja piece of pottery used in old days to keep water fresh, Restaurante Tinajas showcases fresh flavours and ingredients of modern Panamanian cuisine. On certain days, the restaurants arrange for traditional dances in the national "pollera" dress featuring the local culture at its best. Book in advance if you want to enjoy the best view of the stage.
Address : Calle 51 Este, Panamá, Panama.
Pomodoro Ristorante Italiano
Address : Plaza Downtown El Cangrejo, Vía Veneto, Panamá, Panama.
With 30 years of experience under the belt, it is no wonder that the HRG flagship Italian restaurant La Posta, has garnered rave reviews in such a less span of time. Inviting ambience and appetizing food waiting to be devoured, the place hits the mark with tourists and locals alike. To avoid the wait, reservation is a must. Try their starters, thin-crust pizzas and seafood dishes.
Address : Calle 48 Este, Panamá, Panama.
René Café's success lies in its experience drawn from Manolo Caracol, a popular Panamanian restaurant of international stature. Tweaking traditional Panamanian cuisine with Pan-Asian and Continental flavours, Café René satiates the quench for good food at the first bite. Its popularity is of course every day changing five or six-course menu with at least a dozen items on the list. Café Rene is ideal for families since they also offer a children's menu.
Address : 7th, Panama.
Maito Restaurante - Maito presents a rich blend of food & culture through its fusion cuisine amid the Panamanian tropical surroundings. This upscale eatery dishes out their take on local culinary traditions of Panama with fresh ingredients picked from their onsite garden. A great place to dine with your family & friends.
Address : Calle 50, Panamá, Panama.