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Cuisine selection that pretty much spans the globe, from Indian and Italian to Lebanese and Panamanian (needless to say). The seafood tends to be quite fresh, which shouldn't come as a surprise, since the word "Panama" means "abundance of fish," and it's relatively inexpensive, with the exception of lobster and crab. Panama produces decent beef, but the best beef is imported from the United

Panama produces decent beef, but the best beef is imported from the United States and can be more expensive. A typical entrée at an expensive restaurant runs about $17, whereas a main dish at a less expensive eatery averages around $9. It's customary to tip at least 10%, but some restaurants automatically add a 10% servicio charge, so be sure to have a good look at the check.

Some restaurants close Sunday, and many close between lunch and dinner (approximately 2:30 to 6:30). Reservations aren't usually required, but are a good idea on the weekends. Jackets and ties aren't necessary, but don't wear shorts and sandals unless the restaurant is outdoors.

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