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El Rincon Habanero

$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, South American, Central American
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Via Argentina | Bellavista, Panama City 0823, Panama
+507 213-2560
12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Granada, Nicaragua
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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This is a sweet and comfortable little "rincon" restaurant with fun pictures on the walls, Cuban men laughing and joking with each other, and an old wooden espresso bar and wood paneling. The place had a pleasant "old time" feel and a warm, welcoming ambience. Our Cubano sandwiches were excellent, as was the cafe Cubano. We loved it.

Thank Tracy G
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I think it was the owner who greeted me. Ordered Vaca Frita and it came with a bowl of bean soup. Very tasty and the white rice tasted smooth (not dry) Fast service

Thank neko888
Tacoma, Washington
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I went to this place, I like Cuban food, service seems ok until they bring my order, lechon, ripe plantains and patacones. The owner came to greet us and chat, but we ask for some more plaintain, and the owner wanted to charge the server for the plantains. Cheap service

Thank blessedxu
Georgia on my mind...
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Visiting PTY from MIA...gotta say it's as close as you're gonna get to the real thing. Is it mama's cooking? No. But does it hit the spot? Yes! Wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was. Great spot.

Thank ATLConrad
Arlington, Virginia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Had a great Cuban meal last Wednesday night, Ropa Vieja and tostones. Terrific Mojitos.. Others mentioned the lady not too friendly, found that not to be true, she is the only one there and very busy and has very limited English. Thought she was charming.

Thank Chris G
Level Contributor
63 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

2. El Rincon Habanero This small restaurant with a front porch offers a nice selection of Cuban dishes. We enjoyed our meal but we had a problem with the attitude of the waitress (a lady, about 50 years old) who was worked that day. She was very unfriendly, no smile, no hi, no good-bye. She seemed irritated and angry that... More 

Thank latawiec2
newton, nj
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138 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

This is a small restaurant, nothing fancy and no luxury but the food was delicious. We had very good pastelillos and nicely cooked pernil with rice a beans. The meat was succulent and nicely cooked and the rice and bean were like grandma used to make. The waitress was pleasant and attentive. If you are looking for either Puerto Rican... More 

Thank torres2200
Molle, Sweden
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Genuine Cuban menu very nicely priced. We had the Ropa vieja that was fantastic. The mujitos where just like in Havana. Would go there again.

Thank atmolle
Chicago, IL
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Make sure you start off with the Mojito. The Cuban dishes are very good. Deserts were so-so. Overall, very good experience.

Thank chicagotravels
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

El Rincon Habanero offers some of the most flavorful Cuban food you will ever eat. The service was familial and friendly. Great find on our family trip to Panama.

1 Thank Jay G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 10
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Argentina | Bellavista, Panama City 0823, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 213-2560

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