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El Caribe

Via Argentina | Proximo a Esquina Com Avenida 2B Norte, Panama City, Panama
+507 214-6207
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oxtail” (15 reviews)
“bacalao” (6 reviews)
“callaloo” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:30 pmAll hours
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Central American, Jamaican
$$ - $$$
Via Argentina | Proximo a Esquina Com Avenida 2B Norte, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great. The prices are a bit expensive. Absolutely recomended the Coconut flat. The Bacalao is dried so don't deceive you waiting a fresh one; it's not bad, just to take into account.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic Curry Jamaican style, the best I have had for many years. The restaurant has very reasonable prices too, which these days is kind of unusual. Fine service and I am definatly coming back. Yummy.

Thank Torben J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Panamanian cuisine has a lot of Carribean influences since the north side of the country is on the Carribean sea. As such, you will see a lot of restaurants that serve Carribean (creola) inspired food. One such place is El Caribe which was also featured...More

Thank pestman
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food at this place is absolutely amazing. Me and my companion went twice during our time in Panama city. Will was our waiter and he was a dream, he gave of great recommendations for appetizers a stuffed plantain with seafood and their Creole sauce...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 November 2017

The food was great and the owner came out and cooked our dinner personally! The service was unbelievable and we came back to eat again and just sit with the owner and talk! Every thing about this place was great! Great atmosphere and prices where...More

Thank Demetrius J
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is a “don’t miss” if you visit Panama City, Panama. The reviews we read about this restaurant were truthful. Our going there was a high point of our short visit to Panama City. The food was excellent and fairly priced. Maritza, the owner, waited...More

1  Thank philmanuel
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern hosted Bizarre Foods Delicious Destinations featured this restaurant for the Panama City episode. So it must be good. I eat here EVERYTiME I go to Panama City and recommend everything on the menu!

1  Thank David D
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

After reading some of the reviews and really wanting a meal where the Caribbean meets Panama, I had to go here. Others mentioned Lesley and by far, she really is spectacular! Ask for Lesley. (Although everyone else is wonderful too). We had the pataconea relleno...More

Thank ashea r
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Ordered the sea bass, and what a feast. Really good and recommended. Regularly stop for a beer, and the service is good, attentive and professional.

Thank AppletonsJamaicaRum
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Extensive menu, lovely waitress Lesley. Looks like a sports bar from outside but go in! Just around the corner from the Best Western Zen if you want good food at good prices with fabulous service, this is it. Creole style with wonderful margaritas. Highly recommend....More

Thank Linda M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 45
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Argentina | Proximo a Esquina Com Avenida 2B Norte, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 214-6207
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El Caribbean is am authentic Caribbean and Costenan food restaurant. We serve dishes like; Curry Goat, Oxtail with dumplings, fish run down, brown stew fish, shrimp or prawns in coconut sauce... And much more.
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