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Cafeteria Manolo's

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Calle 56 Este, Panama City, Panama
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Boquete, Panama
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118 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love Manolo's ... not only because you can get almost anything from pizza, pasta, seafood, steak, sandwiches etc. but also because it is open until about 1 or 1:30 am weekdays and because you get to see so many different characters there. Solid food, nothing fancy. Good service.

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Thank Alex P
Mississauga, Canada
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in a busy street of el Cangejo district, nice place to sit down and do people watching. The pizza is delicious and I enjoyed the copa sangria

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Thank Cebuboy11
San Jose, Costa Rica
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch. Ordered Traditional local dish called Sancocho, wich is a chicken stew. Came with white rice and freshly toasted bread basket. Very good price only 5.95. Satisfying and tasty. Great for on the budget eating. Large menu for other options.

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Thank janyvp
Madrid, Spain
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

La comida muy normal a precios altos, la limpieza deficiente, bien situado, el sitio necesita una reforma urgente ya que se ve viejo. .Very average food at high prices, poor cleaning, well located, the place needs an overhaul as it looks old.

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Thank JESUSBELLO
Roseburg, Oregon, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This place had very good food. The pizza was delicious. The wait staff was friendly, but not real good english.

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Thank MaryBeth J
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very casual atmosphere but good food with decent portion size. Indoor and outdoor seating. Most of staff is not bilingual but menus are in english and spanish. Service is good but sometimes a little slow. Average pricing.

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Thank markminier
Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The formally attired wait staff is very attentive and quick. Inside is a bit noisy with the hum of restaurant workings, TV, and air conditioners. There is a very full bar that takes up a whole (long) wall. Outside is less noisy (street noise) and was comfortabse temperature-wise when we were there.

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Thank Patrick F
New Hamburg, Canada
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112 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were staying at a hotel a short distance from Manolo's and decided to try the restaurant. I ordered the broiled giant shrimp and they were breaded and deep fried with a very fishy taste. The waiter insisted they were broiled! My husband had a steak that was to be cooked medium rare to medium and it... More 

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Thank pmschof
San Pedro, Belize
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Manolo's reminds me of a 24-hour diner. I'm not actually sure if it's open 24 hours a day but it sure seems like it. They have a variety of foods items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It can be really busy and very slow just depends on the time of day. They service is a bit on the slow side... More 

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Thank ddbelize
Boston, Massachusetts
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161 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Really enjoyed the pizza I ordered here. Nice location with plenty of seating. There were very few people in the restaurant which is what made the slow service so surprising. I literally had to flag my waiter down to wrap up my leftovers and pay. He disappeared for more than an hour without checking in.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 56 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?