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Mercado de Mariscos

Avenida Balboa | and Calle 15 Este, at Cinta Costera, Panama City, Panama
+507 212-0071
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“fresh seafood” (24 reviews)
“ceviche” (132 reviews)
“lobster” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American
Avenida Balboa | and Calle 15 Este, at Cinta Costera, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have gone to fish markets around the world. This one is nice and clean. We got here a bit late (noon) and selling was at a slower pace. If you want the full hectic experience, go early in the morning. Upstairs is the restaurant,...More

Thank MindStorm00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This my 5th visit to Panama and its not complete without lunch at this fish Market. The food is fresh and quite flavorfull.

Thank vernonexit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the restaurant upstairs. The prices are a little expensive ~$15/dish. If you don't like raw fish smell, you should avoid eating here. I did not mind, but my wife did. We had the spicy seafood and stuffed fish with shrimp (Peruvian/Panamanian fusion). The...More

Thank Mohit19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The mercado de Mariscos is exactly what it says. A fish market. There is always plenty of hustle and bustle going on and just be prepared to be over excited. Once you get horn bearings, it’s a lot of fun to see the incoming boats...More

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

staff struggles to get you to their place. Don´t know how to pick the best one, but i doubt one being particularily bad. it seems they all serve pretty much the same at a similar price. It is amazingly loud. Once seated it mighjt take...More

Thank marklaseve
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After wandering around for 10 minutes, we finally gave in and picked for dinner one of the stalls among the ones still open. We never had ceviche before, so we tried a couple of different ones: fish ceviche and shrimp ceviche. We could feel they...More

Thank Camikat1708
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We ate at cevicheria la promesa. The sea food was so fresh. I had a lobster ceviche and then a mixed sea food in creole sauce. My only mistake asking for yuca and not rice. If you love sea food you should it here. The...More

Thank Saby d
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We went there twice and had ceviche, fried calamari, lobster and gambas. There are plenty of similar food stalls, we tried two different ones, but we can´t tell any difference. It was really fresh with very nice waiters. Although we have to say that we...More

Thank Marietta69
Reviewed 5 September 2017

An open air resturant where you not only get great fresh seafood, but a chance to mingle with the locals.Good music to enjoy while you wait for your food to be cooked. Choose your fish which is freshly caught and cooked on the spot. Red...More

Thank 4GI
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We've been here already twice at the restaurant "Marineros" the first time around we ordered clams in garlic sauce as entree and later on scampi in garlic sauce and grilled sea bass. Everything comes with a side dish of either plantain chips, coconut rice with...More

Thank Lirodin24
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Balboa | and Calle 15 Este, at Cinta Costera, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 212-0071
Seafood plays a central role in Panama City dining—and no place captures it better than the Mercado de Mariscos. At this fish market, you’ll literally bump into fishermen carrying their catches and taking them to the many vendors inside. Be sure to order an affordable and super-fresh cup of ceviche on the first floor—or head to the super-casual but delicious sit-down seafood eatery upstairs.
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