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Balboa Yacht Club

Amador Causeway, Panama City, Panama
+507 314-0168
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American
$$ - $$$
Amador Causeway, Panama City, Panama
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1 - 10 of 106 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cant recommend this place for food in particular or drinks as service is slow and somewhat belligerent. Felt like apologising for taking them away form their mobile phones. Other than that the view is lovely especially when theres a good sunset. We chose to eat...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is the area where most of the ferries to the little islands like Taboga are caught. There is one restaurant in the area with a mix of local and touristy food and beers.

Thank Aishah A
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is an excellent place to sit and have a meal and drink and watch the ships enter he Panama canal

Thank Kat698
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is the quintessential Panama City experience. Come around 5-6pm. Take in a sunset, watch the large ships exiting the canal into the Pacific and take in the best view of the Las Americas Bridge. This is also where many of the yachts which travel...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The Balboa Y.C. is a mainstay hideout for former Zonians and U.S. ex-pats. A great bar, surrounded by TV screens, it can be a super place to watch football games and other sporting events while at the bar or a nearby table. Situated on a...More

1  Thank mandrake2016
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Went on walk with girlfriend and dogs. Stopped for a beer and an appetizer. Quick service. English and Spanish. Get to see boats go through canal.

Thank Steven J
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Our 1st night in Panama we took a 5 minute walk from the Country Inn hotel, Amador, for dinner at Balboa. Dining on the deck offered a nice view of the western approach to the canal. Had some difficulty ordering dinner and staff did not...More

1  Thank Daniel E
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Have been there several times on our way to Tobago Island. Area is kind of rundown and parking is atrocious. We've never eaten there so can't speak to that.

Thank K B
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We decided to eat here on a Monday night because we didn't want to risk the crazy traffic into Panama City. (or the crazy road closures) They had run out of pretty much everything over the weekend. Our server new a bit of English, I...More

1  Thank Leonie K
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This place is pleasant enough in terms of location being right by the canal, but the wait staff are so surly and unpleasant. A smile goes a long way and doesn't take too much effort. Food was poor quality. Would not return. Wifi was not...More

Thank Paul F
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8 March 2016|
Response from rcik g | Property representative |
Hi, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Panama Canal is right next door, I believe it has a 3 star rating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Amador Causeway, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 314-0168
Best place for casual dining in Panama City, Panama...located on the banks of the canal , always a great view, plenty of friendly expats and locals
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