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Bon Vivant

Spanish, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
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Calle 74 Este, Panama City, Panama
08:30 - 23:30
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

For dinner we ordered a plate of various meats that ended up having chicken, meatloaf (I think), steak, pork, french fries and balls of fried cheese (I think). It was all delicious (except for the meatloaf which I didn't try). I really wish I new what kind of cheese was in the ball, I dipped the chicken in it and... More 

Thank jac809
Charlotte, North Carolina
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2015

I used to love this place, authentic Spanish Tapas, good wine selection and great gourmet section with wonderful imported foie gras, sausages, seafood, olives, etc. things you can't find in the grocery stores here in Panama. Our last visit was a disappointment, they were out of three items on the menu, didn't have the wine we selected and the waiter... More 

Thank glowgirl7
San Jose, Costa Rica
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103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014 via mobile

Came here with some friemds, and it was quiet a suprise! Menu is great and all the flavors are there!! The place has a really nice store with all kind of spanish products, and this defenitely adds character to the place. Theres a flamenco show on Thursdays night, the make the atmosphere great!!

Thank Catasegu
Panama City, Panama
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Unassuming from the outside, but is lovely inside. I love to look at all the things they sell, though never buy anything as the prices in the market are extortionate! Coffees are good in the restaurant and I had a Spanish Tortilla that was delicious. However, one time we ordered croissants and the waiter brought some bread and said sorry... More 

Thank GlobeDaughters
Houston, Texas
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165 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

Hubs & I were looking for a late breakfast (which is pretty much impossible in Panama City, as we learned). We had a place picked, but turned out that it was closed. We told our taxi driver to surprise us, & we were brought here. It was just at 11:00, they had just opened. The owner was seated w/ a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia ... for now
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2014

If you’re looking for a quiet, neighborhood type restaurant where the locals go to unwind over tapas and a refreshing spritzer or glass of wine, Bon Vivant is an excellent choice. Located in the San Francisco district on Calle 74 Este, you can enjoy the evening breeze on the terrace (or go inside) without having your conversation drowned by the... More 

Thank gb_williams
Colchester, Vermont
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149 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2014 via mobile

Lovely simple lunch of gazpacho and a ham sandwich on a fresh baguette, coupled with a delicious Spanish white wine...cool spot, good food, good service.

Thank cperrera
Eugene, Oregon
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72 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2014

This place has everything you need. Service is fantastic, food is awesome, the menu is extensive, and if you don;t have enough to drink at dinner you can buy bottles off the shelf to take home. Bon Vivant is a frequent favorite of ours.

Thank James M
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Although the beer selection is extensive they had 3 choices of mine not available. If it's on the menu please stock the product. Nice cheese and meat platter - good atmosphere. Reasonable prices. Service pretty standard for Panama a bit sketchy but it all works out. Very nice selection of cheese - meat - beer and wine for sale also.... More 

Thank Mdlphins
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2013

I lived in Panama for almost two years and I was very pleased when I found out about this place, there was nothing like this before. They have a great variety of wines and cheese. You should definitely make a stop and visit this place, the staff is always willing to help you and make you feel more than welcome.... More 

Thank Silvia C

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Restaurant Details

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Spanish, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 74 Este, 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?