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If you are heading to Panama City on 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 on 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".

Restaurants offering traditional, local food:

El Trapiche
Cuisine: Caribbean, Latin
Symbolising the Panamanian name for the old-world sugar mill, El Trapiche specialises in delicious Panamanian cuisine. It is recommended for food connoisseurs who are interested in knowing the local tastes and flavours.
Address: Vía Argentina, Avenida 2B north, Panama City, Panama.

Restaurante Tinajas
Cuisine: Latin, Central American
Aptly named after the tinaja piece of pottery used in the old days to keep water fresh. Restaurante Tinajas offers traditional and modern Panamanian cuisine with fresh flavours and ingredients. On certain days, the restaurant arranges traditional dances in the national "pollera" dress featuring the local culture at its best.
Address: Calle 51 Este, Panama City, Panama.

René Café
Cuisine: Latin, Spanish
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. It offers a five or six-course menu with at least a dozen items on the list.
Address: Calle Pedro J. Sosa Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama.

Cuisine: Central American, Latin
Maito Restaurante presents a rich blend of food & culture through its fusion cuisine amid the Panamanian tropical surroundings. This upscale eatery offers local food of Panama with fresh ingredients picked from their onsite garden.
Address: Calle 50, Panama City, Panama.

Mi Ranchito
Cuisine: Caribbean, Central American, Seafood
Mi Ranchito offers Panamanian food and seafood. Enjoy splendid views of the Bay of Panama while having authentic seafood prepared using fresh shrimps, squids, lobsters etc.
Address: Avenida Punta Culebra, Panama City, Panama.

La Posta
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
With 30 years of experience, it is no wonder that the HRG flagship Italian restaurant La Posta has earned rave reviews. With the appealing ambience and delectable food waiting to be devoured, the place hits the mark with tourists and locals alike.
Address: Calle 48 Este, Panama City, Panama.

List of Top restaurants offering international flavours:

Cuisine: Sushi, vegetarian friendly
Address: 74 Este Edificio Midtown, PB, Panama City, Panama.

Santa Rita Casco Viejo
Cuisine: Seafood, Spanish
Address: Avenida Eloy Alfaro Corner with Calle 11, Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama.

Cuisine: Mexican, Japanese, Italian
Address: Centro Comercial Multiplaza Plaza del Sol, Panama City, Panama.

Sabor de la India
Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Address: Calle 51 Between Federico Boyd and Calle Uruguay., Panama City, Panama.

Pomodoro Ristorante Italiano
Cuisine: Italian
Address: Plaza Downtown El Cangrejo, Vía Veneto, Panama City, Panama.

Guerrero Xian Panama
Cuisine: Chinese
Address: Obarrio.Calle 61. Plaza centromall, Panama City, Panama.