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Calle 4, Plaza Bolivar, Panama City, Panama
11:00 - 00:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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706 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

Nice terrace and fish was fresh. I ordered ceviche and had a beer. The terrace is nice, but it was raining so I didn't get to sit there. Restaurant was clean. Service was quick and polite. Bill was reasonable.

Thank RandyKasal
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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150 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

Good place for dinner with a nice big terrace outside. Recommend ceviche and lobster spaghetti. Hottest bathroom in Panama (acknowledged by the owner; there's assign saying that it doubles as a sauna).

Thank JayDee_NL
Philadelphia, PA
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012

We wondered into Ciao Pescao by accident, mainly because of the unique decor on the walls and wanting to take a photo of it. 5 minutes later we were taking a photo with the owner, who was super friendly and said he had the best mohitos in town. We decided to try and they were all he was selling them... More 

1 Thank anchik0828
San Jose, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2012

My girlfriend and I went to Ciao Pescao, and thought the food was awesome! We ordered 2 different sole ceviches, one 'Mexican' and one with Mango, they were really fresh, had loads of flavour and were good sized portions. Could have done with some music as there was only one other person there, so quite quiet. Some of the best... More 

Thank Dave G
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

This is a really cute spot with modern decor in the middle of a lovely plaza in casco viejo. For two of us we got two plates of ceviche which was more than enough food for dinner. The ceviche was really delicious and the two types were completely different from each other. If you like ceviche and twists on traditional... More 

1 Thank skiahl
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2012

A beautiful location - this is the only real plaza that has various restaurants in Panama's old town. A peaceful place to get a beer and a ceviche. Good for people watching and admiring the architecture. My husband appreciated the selection of beers, we both enjoyed the ceviche!

Thank Rachel G
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this place while exploring Casco Viejo. We had a hankering for some Ceviche and were not disappointed. They have a great selection of ceviches as well as a full drink menu. Although we did not try other menu items, they also had a. Selection of other offerings. Our only complaint was that the service... More 

Thank shaunaw
Calgary, Canada
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94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

Our flat was at the end of the block across from the Presidential Palace and we waited for this place to open because we thought it looked great... Well the food was good, half of what we wanted to order was not available, you be better off at Casablanca's, and the service was terrible! We will not return, think twice... More 

1 Thank bergak
North Bellmore, New York
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

Excellent avocado gazpacho & ceviche! Service was prompt and friendly and the excellent food makes for an enjoyable outdoor lunch spot on the Plaza.

Thank jbergma
Seattle, Washington
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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2011

Best I've had on six continents of travel. Try one of the unusual ones, like the Spanish, which somehow manages to taste just like jamon tapas. The place isn't much on the inside, so sit outside and just enjoy.

Thank KAE4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Seafood, Peruvian, Spanish, South American
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 4, Plaza Bolivar, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City

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