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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service

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7.3 km from Panama Canal
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Reviewed 12 January 2020

Great food. 50$ for 3 persons 2 dishes with beers. Walking distance from the old town. However between Old Town and the Fish Market the area does not look so safe. The problem is that everybody there has own music and you are sitting in...the common area. We could stay longer than 1,5 hour.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 11 January 2020

Very simple and very basic but great food if you go to the right place they can take you to the fish market to choose your crab and others very friendly boys at AYOLA restaurant and they speak English. Try to get free beer and...water a part of your deal.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 4 January 2020

We really enjoyed our meal at Mercado de Marisco. The food was fresh and delicious and the staff was great.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 27 December 2019 via mobile

Not to be missed by any seafood lovers and people who enjoy their trips while observing the locals and go eat with them in a lively and energetic market. If you are looking for a fancy seafood restaurant, please go elsewhere. If you enjoy the...fun of trying local dishes and fresh seafood in open restaurants with no AC, be prepared as Panama can be hot and humid. We had a medium size of lobster, various ceviches, and a local appetiser (seafood in plantain cups) and a few cold beers and we all enjoyed it! If you want to avoid the noon heat, try around 3pm when it is still busy in the restaurants but the market side is winding down so may be you can buy some good catch too if you have a kitchen to cook. But then the second floor will be closed in late afternoon.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 25 November 2019 via mobile

Unlike the caribbean coast, the pacific coast of Panama has always been known for the abundance of fish and seafood. Most of it, passes through this market. You can stroll through the main salon and see what the vendors have to offer. This is important...because there you know what the local catch is and it is all fresh. There are places to eat here, one of those is on the second floor, which is were we ate. Nothing fancy, just the basics. We had a seafood stew, grilled octopus and ceviche. It was all great as expected. So if you don't mind the smell of a fish market, the noise of the trade and if you are more on the curious side and adventurous, don't pass this place. You will come back for sure.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 31 July 2019 via mobile

Bustling place with many different options. Yes, each stall will try to entice you into their area, and they aren't pushy just passionate, but do as I did and go to the one with lots of locals. I had octopus cerviche, langostines, with a beer...and water for about $24. It's fresh and large portions, I couldn't finish it all. Much less expensive options were available. The one I went to also gives you a small bowl of seafood soup. Friendly servers, though they speak little English but no problem communicating as the menu is also in English.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 July 2019 via mobile

I love walking to this mercado on a Saturday morning. A wonderful clean place full of atmosphere and energy

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 11 February 2019

My husband and I dropped by to visit this famous fish market. No sooner then getting out of our Uber we were pounced upon by all the people working at the individual fish restaurant stalls. It was awful. We were not given a chance to...walk along and look at the different stalls to see which one we preferred. These people simply followed us with their menus speaking over eachother trying to get our attention. It felt like we were being swarmed. We were turned off by their aggressiveness and decided to leave. Who wants to eat a meal like that ?More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

Excellent place to spend an hour or to with excellent fresh seafood ! Crab cocktails will cost you only 3-4 dollars , served by friendly people ! But it's a pity that , even though you are just steps from the ocean, you don't have...a seaview !!!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Service was fast and good, food was average, but what came after was terrible... diarrhea. NEVER AGAIN

Date of visit: August 2018
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