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Avenida Central y Calle A # 5-55, Panama City, Panama
08:00 - 17:00
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Oakland, California
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

Good food and delicious sangria. Our waiter was very friendly and fun to talk to.

Thank Katie R
Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2010

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner at the Aromas cafe, we received a wonderful service, the owner was helping his personnel to attend the tables, small place I suggest you make a reservation in advance, it is recommendable for holidays. Langostinos speciality was very good

Thank Ruperto53
Los Angeles, California
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94 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2010

This is a nice local restaurant with home cooking type of food. But, unfortunately, I must write, my experience was not as good as the reviews I had read here before. I went there around 2pm on a Saturday, and most of the daily dishes posted on the board outside were already finished, which is understandable, it was already late... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2010

We were led to Aromas by Conrad - whom I've dubbed the "walking taxi" since in fact there is no actual vehicle. Nonetheless, Conrad insisted he take us to a local restaurant for good lunch. $3.75. Yes that's right, $3.75. I had the traditional chicken and rice lunch and my husband had lasagna. Lasagna wasn't what I would recommend when... More 

Thank Stacyofftosee
San Diego, California
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2010

Edwin is from Peru and he is working hard to build the perfect cafe. When we ate there he had a new chef with some good food. He has two menu's. The chalk board outside has local dishes for $3.75 on our visit and a printed upscale menu with more expensive items inside. We tried his local menu and found... More 

1 Thank Mikeh53
Lima, Peru
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2010

The food here was really good, Seafood pasta was up there with the best Ive had in any Italian place all around the world, cocktails were great the guy who runs the cafe is a really nice guy from Peru and very helpful, we really enjoyed the place advise if you are staying in Casco Vijo to eat there wish... More 

Thank chris_mcdezz
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2010

I'm sorry, but it makes absolutely no sense that this little cafe is ranked in the top three restaurants in Panama City. It is a cute little place on the outskirts of Casco Veijo, but I really can't say it's exceptional in any way. On the contrary, we went there specifically because of the great reviews, and we were very... More 

Thank Gwynj
aromascafe, Manager at Aromas Cafe, responded to this review

Gwynj, We would like to apologize with you for the bad experience you had, we post outside in spanish "desde" which means "from" ,now that's not an excuse but it is important to ask about the prices, I had people from many country's and they ask what the prices are, specially if you are not local, and the language is... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2010

Went to Aromas twice during my 3-stay in Panama City recently and am dying to go back. The food is so amazing it's hard to believe the chef is only in his 20s, and the owner is incredibly nice and helpful; even recommending other great restaurants in the city. Definitely try the sangria, ceviche, and pretty much anything else on... More 

Thank xelava00
Panama City, Panama
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2010

Aromas is a refreshing cafe in an unexpected area. My fiance eats here about 4 days a week and I just tried it for the first time last week and will be going back soon! The specials are always posted out front and are dirt cheap! (around $2.50) You can expect a full belly of fresh food with out emptying... More 

Thank vickyscesa
Over the rainbow
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2010

Aromas is a must go if you are ever in Casco Viejo! Not only are their lunches $2.90 for a great meal, but it will also fill you up. The owners are a fantastic couple that are beyond hospitable. If you go to Panama City without going to Aromas, you are missing out.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Central y Calle A # 5-55, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
they are in the Casco Antiguo of Panama and they are in facebook as , very nice informal place, to meet people!!! I love It!!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?