Panama City is a city of contrasts that goes well beyond the canal itself. The old quarter (known as Casco Antiguo) offers a host of historic churches and squares.
Dee’s Hangout in Pier Park serves a wide array of dishes from yellowfin tuna to Argentinian steak tacos. Additionally, this charming restaurant provides full bar services so you can pair your meal with an iconic margarita or refreshing beer beverage.
1. Wahaka Restaurant
Wahaka Restaurante offers beautiful festive decor and exceptional cuisine, making it one of the premier dining establishments in Panama City. Their menu showcases both contemporary Mexican cuisine as well as traditional flavors, making their experience both thrilling and memorable for travelers visiting Panama.
This excellent dining spot is known for its amazing customer service and welcoming environment. Their menu offers both Panamanian and Asian cuisine, and the staff will gladly explain everything that they serve in great detail.
These delightful eateries in Panama City serve delicious drinks and desserts, making this an indispensable dining destination. Plus, not only is this restaurant open during the day; in the evening it turns into a lounge where you can dance the night away to great music! Be sure to bring along a group of your friends as it won’t disappoint!
2. Tacos La Neta
Tacos La Neta originally operated from food carts at markets, fairs and events; now this small local chain has found a home on a cozy brick patio. Seating may be limited and communal but its atmosphere remains lively, festive and friendly.
#UnapologeticlyUnique space offers food and beverages of an unparalleled variety. Start off your experience with housemade chips, salsa and guacamole before moving on to sopes, Baja-style oysters or salad of Beets and Citrus-Soak Sprouts. As for main events, Ceviche, Tuna Tartar and Lobster Enchiladas await. Or for something different try the bone-in short rib Birria or Fajitas for something truly memorable.
Named The Truth after its street slang for truthfulness, industry veteran Ryan Labbe and Chef Lanny Chin have created an innovative take on traditional Mexican cuisine at this club-like dining spot. Diners are encouraged to bring their own alcohol; cocktails, wines and Mexican beer brands are available.
3. Millie’s Cafe
Millie’s Cafe not only offers an impressive selection of drinks, but they also serve a delectable menu of food that spans breakfast through to dinner – the ideal setting to share classic comfort meals with family and friends!
At this charming cafe in Panama City’s center lies an atmosphere reminiscent of New Orleans. Their menu boasts everything from fried alligator to spicy seafood gumbo and don’t forget beignets for the sweet tooth!
I have visited here several times and always had an enjoyable experience. The service is impeccable, while the owners are friendly – this restaurant should definitely be on your breakfast, lunch and dinner rotation list.
4. Dick’s Last Resort
Dick’s Last Resort is an unforgettable dining experience; an outrageous restaurant where servers use rude language to get customers laughing and insult them in return for food and beverage discounts. While the experience may be uncomfortable for those with thin skins, it also serves as an important reminder to not take life so seriously and have some fun!
Dick’s Last Resort is known as “the joint your mama warned you about,” featuring hillbilly humor and surly staff that defy expectations for proper dining behavior. Perfect for raucous family dinners or fun social nights out!
Dick’s Bar and Grill’s menu offers an assortment of pub fare such as wings, burgers, ribs, chicken fingers and fries for guests to enjoy. In addition, their drinks selection features the Mud Slide, Sauza Gold Margarita, Malibu Colada and Stoli Electric Lemonade; plus they have an expansive dessert selection featuring Mile-High Peanut Butt Pie Obscene Chocolate Brownie Real Homemade Cheesecake!
5. Bayou on the Beach
Bayou on the Beach offers an enjoyable dining experience with Creole flair, making it a top pick among seafood enthusiasts. Although seafood reigns supreme here, you will also find other items on their menu such as burgers and sandwiches.
The restaurant features an expansive shaded upper deck with plenty of comfortable seating and ceiling fans that overlooks both pool and Bayou, providing stunning views from which guests can even spot fish or dolphins swimming nearby!
On the menu are fresh catches of the day as well as Southern dishes with Cajun flair, like their Fourteen-Ingredient Bloody Mary made with Jumbo Grilled Shrimp, Garlic Stuffed Olive, and Celery Stalk! Also try their famous She Crab Soup!
6. The Wicked Wheel
The Wicked Wheel is an intimate bar and restaurant offering tasty cuisine at budget-friendly prices. Their extensive menu boasts appetisers, soups, noodles and Thai entrees; in addition they have an impressive beer selection with tasty draft beers available.
This bar is located in a lively urban environment and is a favorite among locals. The staff are welcoming and comfortable in creating an environment of ease; seating options abound within its unique interior with cocktails and beer available as options for drinks served here.
Geisha coffee hails from the highlands of Boquete and Chiriqui Province and can be found throughout many restaurants and coffee shops in Panama City. Similar to French press coffee, Geisha features fruity undertones. You may also try Pacamara coffee which resembles espresso with full body flavour – try one for yourself today!