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Balboa Yacht Club

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Bar, Seafood, American, South American, Central American
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Amador Causeway, Panama City, Panama
+507 314-0168
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent place to sit and have a meal and drink and watch the ships enter he Panama canal

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Thank Kat698
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the quintessential Panama City experience. Come around 5-6pm. Take in a sunset, watch the large ships exiting the canal into the Pacific and take in the best view of the Las Americas Bridge. This is also where many of the yachts which travel to Colombia and the various islands leaves from. While the service is slow and the... More 

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Thank William H
Panama City, Panama
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Balboa Y.C. is a mainstay hideout for former Zonians and U.S. ex-pats. A great bar, surrounded by TV screens, it can be a super place to watch football games and other sporting events while at the bar or a nearby table. Situated on a promenade along the Panama Canal entrance, there are views of the "Puente las Americas" and... More 

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1 Thank mandrake2016
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on walk with girlfriend and dogs. Stopped for a beer and an appetizer. Quick service. English and Spanish. Get to see boats go through canal.

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Thank Steven J
Helena, Montana
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111 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our 1st night in Panama we took a 5 minute walk from the Country Inn hotel, Amador, for dinner at Balboa. Dining on the deck offered a nice view of the western approach to the canal. Had some difficulty ordering dinner and staff did not understand the terms "gluten free or no gluten." So my wife tried the usually safe... More 

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1 Thank Daniel E
Miami Beach, Florida
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Have been there several times on our way to Tobago Island. Area is kind of rundown and parking is atrocious. We've never eaten there so can't speak to that.

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Thank K B
Chatham, Ontario
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We decided to eat here on a Monday night because we didn't want to risk the crazy traffic into Panama City. (or the crazy road closures) They had run out of pretty much everything over the weekend. Our server new a bit of English, I had Chicken Caesar Salad. The chicken part was not good and the salad part was... More 

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1 Thank Leonie K
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This place is pleasant enough in terms of location being right by the canal, but the wait staff are so surly and unpleasant. A smile goes a long way and doesn't take too much effort. Food was poor quality. Would not return. Wifi was not working when we were there.

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Thank Paul F
Borden, Canada
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Went on a Monday and had a very limited menu no seafood no nachos wings were decent and fries were good, service was suspect as there were only a 3 or 4 tables of customers,ceasar salad was no good!If I return I will have to pay more attention to tip included as the waiteress prompt me to add tip on... More 

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1 Thank Gary C
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Went there for a light dinner after a long day of touring. It was within walking distance of our condo and on the water, so we decided to give it a try. It was fairly busy which we thought was a good sign. I ordered the quesadilla (not available) so went with a fish soup with garlic bread. Fish soup... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, American, South American, Central American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Amador Causeway, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 314-0168
Description
Best place for casual dining in Panama City, Panama...located on the banks of the canal , always a great view, plenty of friendly expats and locals

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