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La Jarana

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Ave. Los Fundadore y Calle 78 Oeste | San Francisco, Panama City, Panama
+507 226-2177
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Panama City, Panama
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Here you can have a lot of different options of Peruvian flavors ... all the plates are huge and can feed 2 or more persons

Thank jaimecr03
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for great food and affordable price this is it this is it! We had a soup , a starter & an amazing fish as main course with a beer totaled $40

Thank KatarinaMandarina
Savannah, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

We ordered the arroz verde con pollo and it was fantastic. I suggest only ordering 1 entree unless you're Andre the Giant or a competition eater with an axe to grind. Like the other reviews state, service isn't great but they're definitely helpful when your Spanish slips up and you need a little help. Overall great place in a quiet... More 

Thank MadiCrews
Edmonton, Canada
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289 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

After reading great reviews about this place, we decided to have lunch here during our last day in Panama. La Jarana was conveniently located near our hotel, so seemed like a good choice. The food is just ok, or atleast the dishes we ordered were. The serving size, however, is huge!! One entree can easy fill two people. And the... More 

Thank Aarij B
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

Good option to have a extremely affordable dinner with great taste of Peruvian food. The restaurant is quite simple. But the food is very tasteful. I strongly recommend. The "Arroz verde con marisco" costs 15 USD and can be shared with 3 to 4. There is parking as well.

Thank Claudio T
Panama City, Panama
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2014

When we drove up to La Jarana, parking was difficult but a very friendly attendant helped us find a place to park. When we entered the restaurant, it was full of middle-class Panamanians... some families and some workers... but not another expat to be seen. I love restaurants that ooze charm, so I was a little nervous about this restaurant... More 

1 Thank WineMavenPanama
Panama City, Panama
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

One of my three favorite Peruvian food restaurants in Panama!*** I love their delicious flavors and hearty portions. They have chicken and beef plates, but their seafood is the true reason I go there. Cebiches, Tiraditos, their Soups, Chaufas, etc. etc. all yummy and fresh. If you like spiciness, make sure you accompany these dishes with their tasty hot sauce.... More 

Thank jaykit
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

Laid back, Peruvian restaurant in a very casual environment. Please, you must have the fried ceviche with yuca frita and the green rice with fish ... The first is a bit on the greasy side but worth it. Portions are huge, do share. Trust me on this one. Prices are behind reasonable. One caveat: the restaurant is located in a... More 

Thank LittleRockStar
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014

We have eaten here before and the food was good. As is the case with so many places now though, kids are allowed to disrupt the the entire scene. I had another experience like that the same week as well. That is fine for sporting events, kids places and the park. There were 5-7 adults at a table with several... More 

Thank TexasOrcas1
Panama City, Panama
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2013

This is not an expensive place, is quite simple, the service is not the best. But the food is very good! The tuna causa limeña is great and the seafood corvina is awesome for a sunday lunch.

Thank Jorge S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, South American
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave. Los Fundadore y Calle 78 Oeste | San Francisco, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 226-2177

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