Mercado de Mariscos Restaurant

Bayside at the entrance to Casco Viejo

You'll find no frills at this seafood restaurant on a balcony above the city's vibrant fish market, but the fish couldn't be fresher and the beer is cold. Try the...

  • Seafood
  • Local Cuisine
  • 5
  • 1

The Fish Market

Casco Viejo

Not to be confused with the Mercado de Mariscos, the city fish market, The Fish Market is a food truck parked in a Casco Viejo ruin. The blackboard menu has daily...

  • Food truck
  • Fusion

Lung Fung Palace

Los Angeles

The second-floor dining room looks straight out of a Hong Kong dim sum palace. It's a popular breakfast spot for Panamanians, including the local Chinese community....

  • Casual
  • Chinese

Caffe Per Due

Casco Viejo

The name translates "coffee for two", but Caffe Per Due's specialty is thin-crust pizza, particularly Pizza Manuela, named after the Italian owner. Near the tip of...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Italian
  • 4.7
  • 2

Maito

Coco del Mar

Maito in the upscale suburb of Coco del Mar is a Panamanian fusion restaurant launched by Mario Castrellón, a Spanish chef who not only stresses local ingredients...

  • Fine Dining
  • Local Cuisine
  • 5
  • 1

Ego y Narciso

Plaza Bolivar, Casco Viejo

An eclectic mix of Peruvian, Italian and Panamanian, Ego & Narcisco has a dark and cool interior but the place to dine is at the tables on Plaza Bolivar,...

  • Café or Bistro
  • International
  • 5
  • 1

Segundo Muelle

San Francisco

Segundo Muelle (Second Wharf) with restaurants also in Peru, Ecuador, Spain and Miami specializes in seafood, Peruvian style, but one of the most popular dishes is...

  • Seafood
  • Peruvian
  • 5
  • 1

Athens Pizza

Obarrio

A lunchtime favorite, Athens Pizza specializes in thin-crust pizza, gyros, Greek salads and ladopsomo, a light and puffy Greek fry-bread. Open 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.,

  • Casual
  • Greek
  • 5
  • 1

Café Coca Cola

Santa Ana

Café Coca Cola (est. 1875) boasts of being the oldest café in Panama City. The name came later when Panama and Cuba became the first places outside the US to...

  • Casual
  • Local Cuisine
  • 4.5
  • 1

Gauchos

Bella Vista

In a Spanish-style house on Calle Uruguay, Gauchos is a classic Argentine steakhouse with expertly cooked ribeyes, sirloins, skirt steaks, filet mignons served with

  • Steakhouse
  • Argentine
  • 5
  • 1

La Posta

Bella Vista

The flagship restaurant of Panama's Henesy Rodriguez Group and sister to Market, La Posta has the air of a tropical mansion with patterned tiled floors, ceiling fans...

  • Fine Dining
  • International

Zaza

Casco Viejo

Zaza Lounge in Casco Viejo offers food, drink, dancing and hookah with the lights gowing down and the music going up as the evening wears on. Open Monday through...

  • Casual
  • Fusion

Donde José

Casco Viejo

Chef Jose Carles presents an innovative Panamanian-based tasting menu in a miniscule Casco Viejo restaurant where reservations are recommended five weeks in advance....

  • Fine Dining
  • Local Cuisine

Sushi Market

San Francisco

Sushi Market earns top marks for fresh fish and presentation in its original San Francisco neighborhood shop and the newer addition in Clayton. Try the Panama Canal...

  • Casual
  • Sushi

Tre Scalini

Obarrio

Tre Scalini, serving Italian classics since 1990, is now in three locations - Obarrio, El Dorado and Costa del Este. For just as long, it has been growing its own

  • Café or Bistro
  • Italian

Asu Mare

El Cangrejo

Asu Mare puts an innovative touch to Peruvian fare like grilled octopus and seafood ceviche served in a minimalist setting. But finding a parking spot can be tough.

  • Casual
  • Peruvian

Café 507

El Carmen

Café 507 is a good place for a working lunch or getting together for a drink after office hours. Evenings it adds music and special events like stand-up comedy or...

  • Café or Bistro
  • International

Caffe Pomodoro

El Cangrejo

Caffe Pomodoro from Swiss Chef Willy Diggelmann has been serving hearty and affordable Italian fare since 1995. It's known for its great variety of antipasti, pizza...

  • Casual
  • Italian

Casa Escondida

San Francisco

Casa Escondida (Hidden House) in a tiled-roof bungalow is the latest venture of Chef Alfonso de La Espriella, one of Panama's bright young chefs, formerly at the...

  • Café or Bistro
  • International

El Republicano

Coco del Mar

New on the scene in 2016, El Republicano is a gastropub that's already making the foodie guides. It serves up great meals to go with nearly 20 artisan beers, both...

  • Pub
  • American

Napoli

Santa Ana & Obarrio

Every taxi driver in town knows how to find the family-friendly Napoli, a red-sauce Italian restaurant and pizzeria with two locations in the city. The original is...

  • Casual
  • Italian

Panos Kretan House

Bella Vista

Panos Kretan House in Bella Vista is a casual greek food and pizza place with all the regulars like gyros, greek salads, ladopsomo, tzatziki and baklava. Open until

  • Casual
  • Greek

Pizzería Italia

Los Angeles

Pizzeria Italia is no frills, old school and affordable, right on Tumba Muerto not far from Plaza Edison. The pizza is oven fired and the service expedient. There is...

  • Casual
  • Italian

Roadster's Diner

San Francisco

The eye-catching Roadster Diner is the place to go for Oreo milkshakes, chilidogs and classic American hamburgers. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. except Thursday

  • Casual
  • American

Salsipuedes

Bella Vista

Under the direction of celebrity chef Cuquita Arias de Calva, the Salsipuedes in the luxurious Bristol Hotel specializes in innovative Panamanian cuisine and has one...

  • Fine Dining
  • Local Cuisine

Tantalo Kitchen

Casco Viejo

The kitchen of the adults-only Tantalo Hotel in Casco Viejo focuses on comfort foods with a touch of whimsy. The for-sharing dishes include NYC mac 'n cheese, fish...

  • Casual
  • Tapas Bar

Bucanero's

Isla Flamenco, Amador Causeway

At the far end of Amador Causeway, Bucanero's is a romantic open-air Greek taverna with a breezy atmosphere and live music at night. In addition to expertly prepared...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Greek
  • 4
  • 1

La Casa Vegetariana

El Dorado

In the Galeria Colonial shopping mall next to Fantastic Casino, La Casa Vegetarian is a Chinese cafeteria-style restaurant serving Taiwanese cuisine and vegetarian

  • Casual
  • Vegetarian
  • 4
  • 1

Balboa Yacht Club

Amador Causeway

With open-air dining under a thatched roof or red umbrellas, Balboa Yacht Club at the Pacific end of the Panama Canal offers laid-back atmosphere and live music on...

  • Family style
  • Local Cuisine

Super Gourmet

Casco Viejo

A block off Plaza Catedral, the landmark Super Gourmet is Casco Viejo's general store and deli with fancy food products and wine, all-day breakfast, daily luncheon...

  • Casual
  • Deli