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El Fogon

$$ - $$$
South American, Central American
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Between Hotel Toledo & Hotel National, David 0426, Panama
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Alto Boquete, Panama
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have lived in Panamá for 10 years. When we first arrived this was a great restaurant. They moved and the service became terrible and the food mediocre. We tried one more time and that was the last time. No thank you.

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Thank Karena066
David, Panama
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214 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

It just sort of feels like coming home when you enter El Fogon. You would not know from the outside what it is like inside.... plus it is air conditioned, a rarity for David restaurants. Good food, pretty good wait staff mostly more mature, comfortable and the prices are not out of this world.

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Thank tarzantheman
Sarasota, Florida
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460 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a very large restaurant that is extremely neat and clean. The menu is extensive but we knew going in that we wante a hamburger. Our hamburgers were delicious and the fries were excellent. I would expect that the rest of the menu was good as well.

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David, Panama
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Is very well kept restaurant own by a family with a lot of experience in this business. The food is very fresh very good and you can choose almost anything you like. Is confortable and the service is very good.

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Thank Carlos S
Fairfax, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Despite the very large menu with similarly sounding food, we made a selections without fully understanding what we ordered (menu is completely in Spanish) and chose wisely. Probably the best grilled chicken I've ever had. Portions are large and staff is very friendly - great service.

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Thank Michelle C
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Our waiter was making us feel right at home. He was a restaurant's owner's dream. He never let our sangrias dry out. We had fried calamares with good flavor, but pretty chewy. The main course was a grill plate for two with different types of sausages, chicken, beef and veggies, plantains and fries. The taste of everything was excellent, but... More 

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Thank Karl S
Panama
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

We enjoy the setting as a family. But the hamburgers we ordered were terrible. The meat was like meat loaf and the flavor and bread freshness and overall quality really lacking. The lasagne on the other hand was delicious. We felt overall it was too pricey for what we got.

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Thank PaoloViajero
Lone Tree, Colorado
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396 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Great food and service. Our server was practicing his English and we were practicing our Spanish, so we had a good time conversing.

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Thank AdventurousRetirees
Basel, Switzerland
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015

We met at El Fogon. The fish was good, I liked the chuleta ahumada. Service very attentive and fast. We stayed in the air conditioned room which was nicely fresh, not freezing cold as in other places.

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Thank JorgeFlaco
Corolla, North Carolina
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2015

Great food, great service !!! I Had the roasted chicken, everyone else had the fried shrimp. We definitely will be going back.

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Thank christinerobertcarov

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
South American, Central American
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Between Hotel Toledo & Hotel National, David 0426, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  David

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?