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San Francisco, Panama City, Panama
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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is one of the best restaurants in Panama City, great food, elegant casual, indoor or outdoor and god service......

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Thank Atti S
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Cooking is delicious and well presented. Service is almost excellent. Plates are properly timed for serving. A nice and cool place to be.... not an expensive one, good value for money..

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Thank hazardous2016
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Food and service were both excellent. Decent wine list with a good variety. Had the spicy tuna appetizer to start which was excellent and tuna for dinner.

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Thank julialeigh78
Miami, Florida
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259 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Maito is much beloved by locals as a showcase for Panama's newly vibrant dining scene. Service is top-notch and there is a wide variety of dishes to choose from. My experience was that the appetizers are a bit better than the main courses, but I loved everything. Don't miss the tuna tartare and avocado with flying fish roe, the cochinito... More 

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Thank Lyn_Farmer
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

#1 for my husband and grandson, #2 for me. Beautiful decor, classically trained waiters, and amazing food. Prices were reasonable, however we were not told that we had to pay for our water... $11 for 3 people was a bit much.

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Thank Nana4924
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015

Had a dinner there. Really hard to find place, much bigger than you think initially from the pictures on website. Had tasting menu, the food was decent but nothing special for the restaurant positioning itself as a one of the best in town. Probably wasn't their best day, or maybe Chef is busy with the other projects.

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Thank Igor T
Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

Maito is a foodie lover's gem. The custom cocktails wet your appetite. The delectable appetizers encourage you to order each one! Each appetizer combines exquisite local ingredients with a talented chef's skills. The main courses were tasty. But the desserts were outerworldly. My young son ate carrot-orange ice cream! I loved that Maito handed us each a small bag of... More 

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Thank familyjulestexas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

One one the best restaurants in Panama. Excellent! Great staff, fine food. A great place for a business lunch.

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Thank Howard W
Mexico City, Mexico
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80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

Every dish is great, try the Entrañas or the Croquetas de la Abuela. The eggplant is awesome! The service is very good, and you have some tables outside that can be very nice

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Thank GabrielGos
Porto Alegre, RS
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154 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

Not just the food is great, but service is examplary - I was cold because of the air-coinditiner, so the waiter broght me a cashmere to cover up my shoulders. All of the employees were cordial and friendly. You should try the entraña, really tasty!

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Thank Fernanda D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish, Latin, International
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Francisco, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City

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