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Via Espana, Panama City, Panama
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Denver, Colorado
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food cold. Food tasteless. Poor quality. Dirty floors. Shady clientele. Difficult to get to. Don't bother!

Thank kywood1955
Boca Raton, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I went to Nikos with one of my suppliers, It is a buffet style restaurant with some really tasty food. They also have a small bakery inside. I was surprised at the pricing. Very economical .. and great tasting food, the sopa de lenteja was delicious!!!

Thank Geoff L
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Cafeteria style, eat in or take out. Clean, unpretentious, good quality, good tasting food, very reasonable prices. I was in Panama City for 5 days and I ate at this chain at several locations. Friendly workers, clean, well-lit, open 24 hrs. Everything I chose was good--the seafood soup, beef stew and fish fillet were all good. When you order the... More 

Thank Julie M
Panama City, Panama
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

When you are hungry and everything is closed this is your place. You can find all kind of food, sandwichs, burgers, coffees, bakery, etc.

Thank Eskivelito
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92 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I wanted to eat Panamanian food everyday so when I found NIKO's, I went there almost every day! The first day had their rice, salad and stewed pork chops and took it back to the hotel. I was so sorry I did not get two orders cause those chops were dynamite! Every day I tried something different and every time... More 

1 Thank chinamom62
San Jose, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This is cheap and tasty Panamanian food. It's at a good location near via Espana. Recommend for a quick bite to eat. I had the Carne Asada which can be tough in many places but this one was a delicate and tender. The flavors were good. Also I had a tamale which was good size and average in taste. They... More 

Heredia, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

After traveling to panama for years, i am almost used to the poor customer service you receive almost everywhere, But i learned to live with it. But this place is something else. Never visited before so i wanted information about the dishes, The cook was rude, the soft drink machine was not working. The food was good , they should... More 

Thank TIco007
Heywood, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Visited As part of our Panama city and canal tour with Nexus. Was a different dining experience enhanced with my lack of Spanish. Despite that picked a lovely meal and they didn't scrimp on the portion. The food I chose was well cooked and tasted nice. Each item looked individually price but looked cheap as it was included in the... More 

Thank AndyCorns
Miami, Florida
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Good typical and American breakfast with fresh juice for $7 or less. breakfast keeps you full until dinner time

Thank 1110Carla
Brisbane, Australia
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53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

I usually love eating at this place but I was disappointed the last time I visited. I went in the evening and the food was not fresh. I guess if you want a decent meal go during the day when it is still fresh.

Thank MaddyfromOz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Espana, 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?