Gatun Locks Restaurant

There is a very good restaurant at the Gatun Locks visitor center. This service is provided by the prestigious Hotel El Panama.  The menu is varied and offers a range of delicious meat, fish and pasta dishes.  

Pasta!

This delicious plate of angel hair pasta is just one of the many options you can choose from at Caffe Pomodoro on  Via Veneto.  Come with an appetite because the portions are very generous.   http://www.frommers.com/destinations/panamacity/D61904.html

Caffe Pomodoro

If you are a fan of Italian food, you should visit Caffe Pomodoro on the Via Veneto.  The pasta dishes are delicious and well priced.  There is a beautiful courtyard area for those who like to sit outside and an air conditioned area for those who don’t like the heat.  The menu is varied and […]

Pan y Canela

On my visit to La Plaza in the City of Knowledge, I chose to lunch at Pan y Canela, a restuarant/bakery that offers a large choice of breads, sweets, sandwiches, soups and coffees.  I had a turkey sandwich with fries and a cappuccino.  The sandwich and fries were good but my favorite was the cappuccino. […]

Tea, anyone?

Anyone care for a spot of tea?  The T Bar in La Plaza offers a large variety of delicious, quality teas to choose from.  They also have a very interesting menu of fusion foods. If you are looking for a different food experience, this place is definitely worth trying.

La Plaza- City of Knowledge

I was truly impressed by the beautiful design of the food court in La Plaza.  The fountain and the landscaping create a peaceful, serene atmosphere. http://ciudaddelsaber.org/en/press-room/news/la-plaza-city-knowledge-first-building-certified-leed-gold-in-panama/1385

City of Knowledge

I ventured out to Clayton to the City of Knowledge to check out the new food court called La Plaza.  What I found was an amazingly modern and exquisitely designed plaza that offers a variety of first class restaurants and small shops. http://ciudaddelsaber.org/en/press-room/news/inauguracion-edificio-plaza-ciudad-saber/1400  

Burger Bar

If you enjoy hamburgers, sandwiches and fries, then you need to visit The Burger Bar in the Cangrejo Mini Mall.  I had the Crispy Chicken Sandwich with the sweet potato fries.  It was absolutely fabulous.  The service was quick and friendly.  The food was fresh, came piping hot to the table and was flawlessly prepared […]

Master Bubble Tea

On my list of favorite places to eat you will find Master Bubble Tea among the top five.  The food is delicious and the Bubble Tea is to die for.  I usually order the fried squid.  It comes with some of the best french fries I have ever tasted. The food is always hot, fresh […]

Delicious Desserts

This scrumptious little tart can be purchased at Petit Paris in Marbella.  This was one of several delicious delights I tried on my visit to this quaint little restaurant/bakery.  I also tried a passion fruit cheesecake, which was out of this world.  If you have a sweet tooth, you need to drop in at Petit […]

Petit Paris

Today I had a nice lunch in Petit Paris in Marbella.  If you like bread, sweets and coffee, this is definitely a place you should visit.  There is a large variety of breads to choose from. There are many delicious delights to satisfy your sweet tooth, too.  What caught my attention was the long list […]

Pizzeria Napoli

One of the best pizzas I have ever eaten anywhere can be found at Pizzeria Napoli in Obarrio. My favorite is the cheese pizza pictured here. If you don’t feel like pizza they have an extensive menu filled with delicious Italian dishes to choose from.  The place is always packed but the service is quick […]

Cafe Duran

I am a self confessed coffee addict.  I can’t live without the stuff.  One of the places I go to when I need a quick  coffee “fix” is Cafe Duran.  The coffee is good and there are many locations all over the city.   http://www.durancoffee.com/coffee.html

Excellent Greek Bakery

This incredible display of breads can be found at Athanasiou Bakery on Via Porras.  It is a bread lover’s dream come true.  The only problem you will face is trying to choose what bread to buy.  You will probably end up like me, leaving with my arms and stomach full of several different kinds. http://www.athanasioupastry.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=163&lang=en

Tamal de Olla

This delicious dish is called tamal de olla.  This unique casserole can be savored at El Trapiche restaurant on Via Argentina in the El Cangrejo neighborhood.  It is served up with a helping of white rice.  Incredible flavor! http://www.thelatinkitchen.com/recipe/panamanian-style-tamale-casserole-tamal-de-olla-estilo-panameno http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g294480-d1212946-Reviews-El_Trapiche-Panama_City_Panama_Province.html  

Athanasiou: A Wonderful Greek Bakery/Coffee Shop

Athanasiou is a great Greek bakery and coffee shop in Panama City. They have a wide variety of pastries, snacks, sandwiches, breads, coffee, and  many other yummy things to eat.  There are so many things to choose from that it is really hard to make a decision.  Once you are inside, you are completely surrounded […]

Riba Smith is Quality

Riba Smith is Quality. This is my favorite supermarket’s slogan and it is the absolute truth.  I have never found an establishment that is so dedicated to quality as Riba Smith Supermarket.  They make their own bread, cold cuts, chocolate, ice cream, and cheese, just to mention a few.  Each and every item that they […]

Vegetarian Treasure

If you are a vegetarian or a vegan, the best place to eat in Panama is Loving Hut. The food is incredible, the prices are low and the service is cafeteria style so you are served immediately.  You may also order from the menu.  This is one of my favorite places to eat. http://www.lovinghut.com/pa/

El Trapiche

If you want to eat “real” Panamanian food, El Trapiche is the place to go.  It is located on Via Argentina in El Cangrejo and has a varied menu of typical Panamanian dishes at an affordable price. Pictured here is a traditional soup called sancocho, which is served up with white rice.  Delicious! http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g294480-d1212946-Reviews-El_Trapiche-Panama_City_Panama_Province.html

Cool Lunch Option

This delicious salad is just one of the many options to choose from the menu at New York Bagel.  When things heat up in Panama, a salad is always a cool alternative to a hot, steamy lunch. So, if you are walking around El Cangrejo and see a huge concrete head of Albert Einstein, then […]