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La Fogata

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American
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Farallon | Cocle, Farallon, Rio Hato 0832-2723 WTC, Panama
+507 908-3975
12:00 - 10:00
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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 10:00
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Brampton, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the most amazing lobster and sea bass lunch here. The owner Luze and her husband were so warm welcoming and accomodating. We did not want to leave. Her food was cooked with love and it showed!!!! If we are ever in Panama again this is where we will be eating!!

Thank Barbara R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This little hideaway, across the road from the hotel is well worth a visit. The host is very welcoming, flipping between languages with ease. He brought out the various size entries and explained each selection without trying to up-sell or pressurize anyone. This couple has the fresh seafood experience down to an art. Our shrimp and lobster were cooked to... More 

1 Thank sunpig86
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stumbled upon this quaint little spot on our way back from the supermarket. We were greeted with such a welcoming manner by the owners, Jorge and Luce. Absolutely lovely people. While Luce was busy prepping in the kitchen, Jorge took the time to discuss local attractions, their menu and the history of La Fogata. He spoke... More 

1 Thank Ruseriouskim
Birmingham, Alabama
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253 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

A quaint little local restaurant owned by an expat and his wife-who is the cook. Sit outside. I had a local dish and my date had a steak. Both very good. Good service.

Thank Leigh-Traveler2015
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

While on vacation in Play Blanca we decided to leave the resort because of the monotonous food and try something on our own. We grabbed a local taxi and headed out to La Fogata, it's a small restaurant with a tropical decor that seats about 30 people. The owner is courteous and so friendly, his wife is the chef. We... More 

1 Thank Emile S
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

We stopped by here given the great reviews. We arrived right when the restaurant opened. The setting was beautiful, reminiscent of Playa del Carmen's quaint little restaurant. The food was good.

Thank kzabicki
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Charming and incredibly great food and dining experience. There isn't a lot of dining choices in this area but this one is a must. The seafood is to die for! The service is 5 star. Great couple that runs the restaurant. Recommend getting reservations.

Thank John W
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

My sister and I had the pleasure of dining at la fagota whilst staying at a nearby all inclusive resort. Food was great and the owner so polite and personable. Great to get out of the resort which can feel suffocating at best! Loved the ambience, felt like real Panama but enough of an international twist we felt comfortable (the... More 

1 Thank Raeholtz
Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Fresh food prepared beautifully in a wnderful spot. Hosts can not be nicer. Service great. Food delicious. Highly recommend this lovely place.

Thank wegs3000
Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

The food here is very good and it's a very short walk from the Decameron. If' you are looking for some fresh shellfish, or octopus then this is a great alternative to the all-inclusive meal that you have already paid for. The husband and wife that own the place run it. He serves and she cooks. They've been there for... More 

1 Thank o2flossya

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Farallon | Cocle, Farallon, Rio Hato 0832-2723 WTC, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Cocle Province  >  Rio Hato  >  Farallon
  • Phone Number: +507 908-3975
Proudly from Panamanian Pacific and Caribbean since 2000
specializes in seafood, homemade food, simple

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?