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$$ - $$$South American,
Panama City, Panama
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good42%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
21 Dec 2016
“Great quality groceries, bakery, and tamales.”
15 Dec 2016
“This is a wonderful small, by US standards) supermarket with several locations around Panma City.”
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South American, Central American
$$ - $$$
Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

I usually visit this grocery store while I am in Panama. Its clean, organized and you can always find what you're looking for. The bakery has fresh baked goods, if you get there early enough you can enjoy a variety of warm fresh empanadas has...More

Thank Mildredhh
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We visited the market in in the MultiPlaza Mall. Great location with with a wonderful selection of foods and fresh produce in a clean and pleasant environment. Spanish may slow things up, but the staff is pleasant, helpful and pleasant.

Thank taipan2016
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I visited the supermarket more or less twice a month . I love it. Everything is fresh and good quality . Some people have the idea that it is very expensive but really it is not .

Thank floreliza2
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This review could be considered literally one of its own, as my experience with this supermarket every time I go, it's simply wonderful! I can count with the fingers of one hand any inconvenience I might have had there and the answer would be probably...More

Thank SeHm66
Reviewed 1 March 2016

My wife is gluten intolerant and has had difficulty finding gluten free food during our 2 month trip in South America. After much searching on line we found Riba Smith supermarket. They have lots of Gluten Free options, they even have the GF bread she...More

2  Thank brian w
Reviewed 12 February 2016

It was just a short 10 minute walk from our hotel to Riba-Smith in Balboa /Aquilino de La Guardia area. It's a very strange building, looks nothing like a Supermarket from the outside and at first we were quite suspicious. But many of the airline...More

Reviewed 28 December 2015

Been vacationing in Panama City for 3 weeks, done most of my grocery shopping at the Supermercados Rey in En Cangrejo or the Riba Smith off Balboa/Calle 46. Today I decide to walk down to the Multiplaza mall. There is a rather new Riba Smith...More

Thank Herman T
Reviewed 17 December 2015

This is definitely the best supermarket in Panama. It is clean, products are always fresh, and the customer service is fantastic. This supermarket makes many of its own products. Their bread is the best. Their ice cream is delicious and comes in many surprising flavors...More

1  Thank Kim C
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Convenient supermarket near Balboa /Aquilino de La Guardia area. Decent prices. Many times better than using the hotel's minibar.

Thank tobedla
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Have visited different locations in Panama and have been equally satisfied each time. The variety of products is appreciated by locals and gringos alike. The stores are always clean and organized well and the cafeteria selections always look good and are affordable. And...the fresh ice...More

1  Thank klw4307
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5 December 2016|
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Response from SeHm66 | Reviewed this property |
My apologies for a very late reply and glad some other fellow traveler answered your question earlier. Yes, they do accept credit cards, mostly Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Debit cards.
7 June 2015|
Response from floreliza2 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Riba. Smith open from Monday to Saturday 7:00 am to 21:00 . Yes you will find e everything that you need and may be more that you need☺️☺️ Sunday open 9:00am to 20:00
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
South American, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
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