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El Caribe

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Via Argentina | Proximo a Esquina Com Avenida 2B Norte, Panama City, Panama
+507 214-6207
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I followed the advise from another review writer and i ordered the coco rice as a side, and i ordered the Jamaican chicken as a main. In one word: delicious! Living near the carribean i'm save to say this is one of the better carribean restaurants i've visited. Only 4 stars because i don't like it when you need to... More 

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Grecia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were not sure when we got there, there was a very noisy party next to us. so we ordered drinks and 3 were very good, unfortunately the Pina Colada was terrible and sent back. Then we ordered our food. There was lots of food, we ordered all ordered our food with coconut rice - what ever you order, do... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Was ok. service was as expected in panama and a decent selection of Island food. drinks were plentiful and interesting. not bad

Thank DonPrestige8
La Pine, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

The Mango Mojito was an excellent accompaniment to the sweet and spicey fish specialities that we ordered.

Thank richard s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for authentic and delicious Caribbean food in Panama, you must try El Caribe. The food was absolutely amazing with good size portions. The staff is attentive and never left our glasses empty. Chef Maritza Ellis is welcoming and personally comes out and speaks her guests. Definitely coming back on my next trip to Panama.

Thank Silvia R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came to El Caribe by chance on Dec 25. Walking around doing this was one of the only places that were open at lunch. The waiters did not speak english well but they were friendly and helpful. In spite of my rudimentary Spanish we were able to order. I had the oxtail and dumplings and my... More 

Thank Lena K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I was surprised to find a restaurant with such good reviews right round the corner from our hotel - however that is where my enjoyment ended. Our waiter wasn't the friendliest and unfortunately we had a few questions as the menu was a little confusing, after getting our drinks he disappeared for ages until we had to get up and... More 

Thank lah1308
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

One of the things that surprised me in Central America was the number of top end restaurants that were serving food that originated elsewhere (Pizzas, Pasta, Chinese etc). Well El Caribe is not one of these and provided me with the best ethnically based meals I had in 6 months of travelling. The Guacho fish soup was just amazing, it... More 

Thank Gerald S
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Good seafood place Had seafood soup and Filete Tuna with garlic salsa Quite tasty and unique pineapple + ginger drink

Thank neko888
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Situated right next to el trapiche on calle argentina; el caribe is definitely not Caribbean eventhough its trying to be. More of a sports bar restaurant, with some jerk items on the menu. Outdoor eating space runs parallel to street. Good for a hangout.

Thank veracruzz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 45
Caribbean, Seafood, South American, Central American, Latin, Jamaican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?