WHAT TO DOTaste traditional Panamanian cuisine


Tinajas is the oldest and most famous traditional Panamanian restaurant in Panama. Diners can enjoy their meal accompanied by a one-hour folk performance, starting at 9:00 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday. We recommend calling to make a reservation: 269-3840.


Diablicos restaurant, in the city's Old Town sector, also offers traditional food plus evening shows, with varied folk performances that include indigenous dances for an authentic dining experience. 228-9495

El Trapiche

Another restaurant famous for its Panamanian fare, and the locals' preferred breakfast spot is El Trapiche. It has two locations: one on Via Argentina, El Cangrejo, and the most recent on in Albrook Mall, next to the casino.

Mi Ranchito and Pencas

The Naos Island of the Amador Causeway provides a spectacular view of Panama City. Under its typical palm-leaf thatched roof and while enjoying the taste traditional dishes, you will feel enveloped in a wholly Panamanian environment. At the entrance to the Causeway you can eat traditional meals in the cozy setting of the restaurant Pencas, with the sea and part of Panama City as the backdrop and the Biomuseum only a block away.