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Cafeteria Manolo's

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Calle 56 Este, Panama City, Panama
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Boston, Massachusetts
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162 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the pizza I ordered here. Nice location with plenty of seating. There were very few people in the restaurant which is what made the slow service so surprising. I literally had to flag my waiter down to wrap up my leftovers and pay. He disappeared for more than an hour without checking in.

Thank anonymous9257
Denver, Colorado
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You'll be the only non-Panamian there. A nice cafe - local foods (order from menu). Very tasty food - the paella is EXCELLENT!!!!

Thank kywood1955
Surprise, Arizona
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I sat down and ordered a beer. It took 15 minutes to get to me and the waitress didn't ask if I wanted to order food, which I did. So I left some cash and went elsewhere. Also, the beer was $4. Normally in Panama City a beer is $1.

Thank tjdennis444
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled across Manolo's while walking around downtown. It looked very busy with a mixed clientele of locals and tourists. We had a decent meal of garlic chicken, salad, a couple of house wines and dessert for $42. This made it a relatively inexpensive dinner. The service was friendly and the quality of the food was good. Certainly not fine... More 

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South Carolina
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We are here on a visit to Panama City and was referred here but an Avis car rental employee.. I ordered lasagna and my husband ordered spaghetti and meatballs, and we were both pleased! I had cold tea at another restaurant but this tea was much better, and waiter was nice enough. We sat outside and we're served in a... More 

Thank SugarKane1
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154 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Walked past and saw that it was a popular place with locals and tourists so decided to check it out. Had the specialty garlic chicken and salad - you have to like garlic!!! They will cook without garlic for you. Was a good portion. Sangria I would give a miss. Decided to have dessert and try the Tiramisu - I... More 

Thank canadianinriyadh
Panama City, Panama
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

At once in a great location in the Cangrejo district. Choice of outdoor or inside tables. Staff was friendly and expedient. A great, reasonably priced menu and the food is all good. My compliments to the chef for a most enjoyable pork dish.

Thank mandrake2016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We were staying at a nearby smart hotel but Manolo's was an excellent break from the high life. We ate very generous portions of ceviche of sea bass, spaghetti and clams. We also grabbed a hot toasted sandwich with chicken and pork. Good, wholesome and tasty food served cheerily. Many locals are there. There is a choice to eat outside... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The best omelette in town ,we had breakfast for a full week here as our deal at the hotel didn't include it.we had excellent choice of different types of food including local favourites,good Colombian coffee,huge pancakes with all different fillings. worth a visit when in panama.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Halifax, Canada
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We are staying in Hilton Garden Inn and this place is about 3 min walk. Inside or outside sitting on covered patio. Very reasonable prices . We had spaghetti dinners (two or us), small bottle of wine (375ml, good Chilean Sauvignon ) and 3 beers, the total was $32 Us. Definitely recommend for relax simple clean dining.

Thank Daniela L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 56 Este, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City

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