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Donde Viancka

Latin, Seafood, Caribbean, Spanish, South American, Central American
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Calle Hacia Playa Estero, Santa Catalina, Panama
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United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

My friend and I ate here in June whilst spending a few weeks in Santa Catalina. We had the snapper tacos and coconut rice and it was genuinely one of the best meals i've ever eaten. By far the best food in Panama. I'd visit Santa Catalina just to eat here!

Thank Danielle C
Panama City, Panama
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Great Ceviche and seafood. Reasonably priced and great value. We would definitely return here again.

Thank Julia P
Santa Catalina, Veraguas, Panama
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Viancka is a great cook and wonderful person. Juan P, her son is a great waiter! The fish is really good and the home made mango-based hot sauce is the secret..

Thank FluidMichael
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015

The Restaurant is right on the street, food is very Basic. Price very high, giving you the feeling eat and move. Sorry it is like it is. Chris and peter

Thank berlindiver
Comox Valley, Canada
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Best fish tacos ever. OK, tied for first place with a street vendor in San Diego. This place can really cook fish so if that is your thing it is a must. Other meals looked very good. Best value in Santa Catalina in my experience.

Thank David N
Albuquerque, NM
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286 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Tasty ceviche and great grilled fish. Nice patio. I would go back again. Friendly ambience. Worth the 10 minute walk from town.

Thank Zialucia
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2014

I heve been there in a very low season ,only surfers in the town and few gringos,europe or something,i had very good meals there i used to call lady whi works there “mama",so she made ma dinner for almost one month,and the lady whos the owner used to surf they had good everything there

Thank Raphael C
Culver City, California
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2014

We went 2 nights in a row and they were closed. Its very hard to figure out schedules around Santa Catalina, but we got used it. Once we arrived, we were kindly treated, and very much enjoyed a fish and chicken taco, and really yummy fish ceviche! It's one the main road, so I feel like this restaurant is a... More 

Thank keishiag
Panama City, Panama
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2014

I love corvina fish and Viancka gave us a very tasty dinner. She told us the fresh fish of the day was corvina so we did not hesitate to order it. The fish filet was a good size and you could choose rice or fries and it comes with salad. She also prepared a passion fruit hot sauce that I... More 

Thank Crgough
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2014

They don't have much on the menu, but the things they do have are delicious. Everything is very freshly made- which means you are also likely to wait a little for your food. Both times we went we were the only ones ordering food, and it took quite a while, but that's how it is in Central America. The staff... More 

Thank Martine S

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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 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Seafood, Caribbean, Spanish, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Hacia Playa Estero, Santa Catalina, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Veraguas Province  >  Santa Catalina

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?