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Calle A Norte, next to Castilla Hotel, David, Panama
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Naranjo, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

MultiCafe is a cafeteria-style restaurant with 2 locations in downtown David. This review is of the larger of the 2 restaurants, the one located next door to the Castilla Hotel. But much of the review applies to both because they have the same cafeteria-style, fare and prices. The big draw of MultiCafe is that it's a relatively inexpensive place to... More 

1 Thank drpetestan
Cleveland, Ohio
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great choice if you are looking for something quick and inexpensive. The menu is all in Spanish, but you basically just go down the buffet line and point to the things you want them to put on your plate. There were a lot of choices, but fairly limited vegetarian selection. The vegetable rice turned out to have... More 

Thank MDS427
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Despite what Irene writes my wife and I have visited this restauraunt around 300 to 350 time over the last 7 years and we have never been asked for money although beggars do sit outside the resteraunt. Despite the recent price increases, the place still offers good value for money and the service is still quick and cheerful

Thank Panamdan
Panama City, Panama
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

it is a good restaurant for a quick meal, since it's a buffet style restaurant, the problem is that a kid started asking money, then a woman also, and then another one. you can't eat in peace without someone asking for money. I feel sorry for them , and I gave them some money but it is quite uncomfortable.

Thank ireneonly
Cape May, New Jersey
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

We have always enjoyed their food but the last time I went into MultiCafe a man and a women tried to rob me. Just be careful as they were working together as a team. Thank God He gave me the sense to run when I did.

Thank cherylbythesea
Bend, Oregon
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

This is next door to the Hotel Castilla (turn left when exiting hotel). Its cafeteria style food, plenty of seating. Great for breakfast and lunch.

Thank DCB-Bend
Los Lunas, New Mexico
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137 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

We went there because it was recommended on Trip Advisor. We got there about 6:30 PM. We didn't realize that it was a cafeteria. There was limited selection that didn't look dried up. There were lots of meat selections but with a mostly vegetarian group that wasn't even an option. No one came to explain or greet us so we... More 

Thank lilkittysmom
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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69 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

This was a yummy little spot for breakfast, but we had to ask directions to find it. The pin on the map for trip advisor is wrong. It is next to the hotel Castilla though as advertised. Clean dining area with AC, and easy to order food.. cafeteria style so just point at what you want. Fruit cup was way... More 

1 Thank Brad N
David, Panama
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Coffee lovers unite! Then visit this nice little coffee bar and enjoy a cup of Panama. Good folks make a good place to visit, and this place delivers! All I can say is give it a shot, or should I say drink a shot. I have expressed my humble opinion. Ahhhh. Smell the coffee

Thank UncleG55711
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

Always a great sellection of eats fast and a great value. I suspect most of David eats here. There's two of them both near the park.

Thank Tom88039

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle A Norte, next to Castilla Hotel, David, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  David

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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?