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Restaurante Clarita

Down the Hill from the Roundabout | Across from the Police Station, Panama Province, Panama
+507 6518-5396
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (17 reviews)
“fried chicken” (11 reviews)
“beans” (6 reviews)
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Central American, Latin, Seafood, Soups
Down the Hill from the Roundabout | Across from the Police Station, Panama Province, Panama
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Santos is a no frills guy, cooking and serving breakfast, lunch and dinner for locals and interested visitors. There is not a lot of variety, but every dish tastes nice. He does the best Patacones of the island and is known for the fried chicken....More

Thank Joerg76-Maria81
Evangelisto S, Gerente at Restaurante Clarita, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Thanks you wellcome.

Reviewed 31 May 2017

This restaurant is the authentic experience. We ate lunch here twice. Don't expect any frills. It is a no fuss restaurant with delicious local food. The staff does not speak any english but we used hand signals and google translate. No issues there. The beer...More

Thank Foreveryonge
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Dont expect too much but the food was decent. No frills here. I would rather have eaten here (among the bugs) than elsewhere on this overrated island

Thank Jeff B
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.

Thank samanabanaue
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...More

Thank Melissa S
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...More

Thank macraes2017
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...More

Thank Jillybackpack
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!

Thank EiteHost
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.

1  Thank Micaela G
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...More

Thank Trisha49
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 30
Central American, Latin, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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