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Restaurante Clarita

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Down the Hill from the Roundabout | Across from the Police Station, Panama Province, Panama
+507 6518-5396
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06:30 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 06:30 - 20:00
Fri 06:30 - 20:30
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 20:00
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Wisconsin
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I don't speak a word of Spanish and the staff doesn't speak English, but we never had trouble communicating. The fried chicken is wonderful as well as the beef stew dish. I spent a month on the island and this was my favorite restaurant.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We spent 4 days March 5-9 and had 3 fabulous meals at Restaurante Clarita. The language barrier was manageable by looking around to what others were eating and asking for the same. It's not a menu type restaurant. What is being cooked for the day is what you will receive. We were excited Pollo Frito (fried chicken) was being served... More 

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Manitoba, Canada
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We had both our dinners at Clarita's while on the island. The gentleman serving doesn't speak English but understood what we wanted. The whole fish was fabulous as was the chicken. The small salad it was served with was awesome, the garlic dressing .......wow! From the outside looking in you may not be sure about the food, however once inside,... More 

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Thank macraes2017
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

My friend and I walked up to this place and no one was really there. We asked for a table for two. The man there didn't understand it seemed but was able to say that he had carne, arroz and frijol which I understood. The plate came with an amazing thin steak, potatoes, rice, onions, peppers and a few pieces... More 

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Nanaimo
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Had lunch on our second day here. The place isn't fancy but none of the places are on the island. Great local place to grab a delicious local plate. Worth the try!

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Thank EiteHost
Panama City, Panama
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

On a familiarization tour of the island and found Clarita's to be the best local breakfast on the ferry side of the island.

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Yorkshire
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118 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We had lunch here. I don't think there was a choice but as we don't speak Spanish and they dnt speak English we went with what the locals were eating. It turned out to be meatballs, rice, lentils and a bit of salad and it was lovely. There were 4 of us. We had 2 beers and 2 soft drinks.... More 

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PTY
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148 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Its a fonda, but quite good! Keep in mind that you need to go during certain hours, since it is a fonda , meaning you will only have the food that they cook that day, and if it is available. It is very modest, but it is worth it. We went twice, and both times the food was great! the... More 

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Milan, Italy
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

we had 3 dinners here, I think is the best (and only) place where to eat in Contadora. It's a tipical local tavern, for local and tourist. Local dishes, try casado or pescado empanizado, very good, served with rice, bean, patacones, vegetables. Cheap price (compared with the average in Contadora, that is very expensive)

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Thank maria grazia s
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

The atmosphere is very basic. Food is good and much more reasonably priced compared to other places on the island.

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Thank Roxanne A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 30
Cuisine
Latin, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 20:00
Monday
06:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 20:00
Thursday
06:30 - 20:00
Friday
06:30 - 20:30
Saturday
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Down the Hill from the Roundabout | Across from the Police Station, Panama Province, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Pearl Islands  >  Contadora Island
  • Phone Number: +507 6518-5396
Description
Restaurant Clarita the best food with the lowest rate in the IslandSpecialists Fried Chicken fries and fried fish.Our breakfast the best with the famous HojaldressoupsPanamanian food, specially prepared for you to enjoy.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?