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Popular Beach Restaurant with great food, specializing in local seafood, inspired Panamanian dishes, and recipes from the owner's Caribbean Tropical roots; The on-island experts in Taboga History, visit their free history photo exhibition including information about when John F Kennedy lived on Taboga Island! The friendly staff can whip up an espresso, Pina Colada and more served up with crispy fresh Fish n Chips. Enjoy the Beach-Sea view. Tourist friendly with staff knowledgeable about Taboga Island, wall maps offering hiking information/orientation. Calaloo offers Complete Beach Day Packages with Umbrellas and chairs, excellent lunch, bathrooms, free WIFI (on the beach and inside). take a
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Central American
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service, Free Wifi
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All reviews callaloo fish tacos ragout langostinos sea bass fries rice the owner excellent food great place to eat home made great drinks culinary experience cooked to perfection standard meal nice view overlooking the water
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Reviewed 24 November 2020

A lot has happened since my last visit a year ago. The greatest improvement was the taste of the food. The cook Aristides prepared fresh red snapper with garlic and butter. The result was a feast fo flavor. In addition we had rice with coconut....The Langostinos were delicious. Pineapple drinks were made fresh. I highly recommend this culinary experience The owner Cynthia has always been a great host. Ruben the waiter was pleasant and accommodating.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 2 March 2020 via mobile

Good fish, great drinks, and even better service and atmosphere! Thank you Vicky for having fun and taking care of us! Hopefully we’ll be back 🍹❤️

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 2 March 2020 via mobile

Fun restaurant overlooking the water! Great drinks & atmosphere! Friendly staff & awesome drinks. Definitely recommend!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 29 February 2020 via mobile

Very quaint little lunch spot ! Great food drinks and very friendly owner Cynthia was very hospitable!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 17 February 2020 via mobile

I found instead this little jewel. Everything was perfect: service, appetizer ( simple salad with terrific vinegar-based sauce), main course ( deep fried corvina fish) up to a kill-for cheesecake Loved it!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 11 February 2020 via mobile

Perfect. Not a massive fish lover but now a devotee based on the fish fillet here. Beautifully presented, great service, menus, free drink (from flyer on arrival at boat).

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 5 February 2020 via mobile

Such a great local restaurant with the best shrimp! Service was great and an awesome view for lunch! Definitely worth checking this place out!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 2 February 2020

A great place to eat while on the Island. The restaurant is clean and the food is fresh and delicious. When you come off the dock turn left. A short walk up the road you will find this fun, beachy restaurant on the right. Cynthia,...the owner, speaks Spanish, English, and French. Everything is delicious. My favorites are the ceviche and the fish tacos. Portion-sizes are perfect. Cynthia, the owner is great. The staff is particularly good with food allergies. My daughter, who is anaphylaxis to peanuts and tree-nuts feels very safe eating here whenever we visit the Island. They have a binder in English and Spanish highlighting the history of the Island. Don't forget to check out the beautiful paintings the owner did herself hanging on the walls.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 29 January 2020 via mobile

We ordered the pescado entero. The menu said small $12 and large $18. So we ordered a large one for two to share. We got a small fish that was overcooked, but we’re charged for a large one! (I know this because I’ve lived here...for two years and eaten many corvina.) the waiter didn’t care. He just shrugged his shoulders and we paid the bill. Won’t be back there again and that’s really too bad because it’s a nice place. The owners need to be aware of how that guy is treating the customers. SadMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 10 January 2020 via mobile

Good spot to grab a bite on the island. Husband and wife owners are selling, but indicated this is an established restaurant the next owners should be able to keep up. My girlfriend had the lagostines which were a spectacular! I had the fish which...was good - just not as good as the lagostines. Slightly expensive, but you ARE on an island and the owner said he gets all the seafood from the Japanese market in PC. Nice view of beach....More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Gary W
25 May 2018|
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Response from RanchitoCerrito | Property representative |
Dear Gary, sorry we did not receive this until now. We offer Veggie Burger, Veggie Pita, Hummus de la Casa, Patacones basket, Salad, fresh pineapple shake and fresh fruit juice. Thank you
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Aitch00
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Yes we do, no problem.
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