The interior of this Lebanese restaurant goes a bit overboard, with faux-stone columns and arches, but the food is consistently good, and the waitstaff is attentive. The extensive menu goes beyond the Middle East to include dishes such as grilled salmon and pizzas, but the best bets are the Lebanese dishes, which include an array of starters such as falafel (fried garbanzo balls), baba ghanoush (roasted eggplant), and a dozen salads that can make for an inexpensive,
light meal. It's a good choice for vegetarians. Be sure to order some fresh flat bread to go with your meal. There is usually Arabic music playing, and they have belly dancing on Friday and Saturday nights. There is a collection of hookahs for smoking on the patio, which is a nice place to eat at night, as long as it isn't full of hookah smokers. The owner also has a restaurant on the Amador Causeway.
Calles 52 and Ricardo Arias, across from Panama Marriott Hotel, Panama City, Panama