The Canal and Central Panama Restaurants

Though Central Panama's restaurant selection is neither as impressive nor as varied as Panama City's, the region has some fun dining options. Rather than unforgettable food, you're likely to enjoy good food in unforgettable settings, which include the ocean views on the Caribbean coast and Pacific Islands and Chagres River views
Though Central Panama's restaurant selection is neither as impressive nor as varied as Panama City's, the region has some fun dining options. Rather than unforgettable food, you're likely to enjoy good food in unforgettable settings, which include the ocean views on the
Though Central Panama's restaurant selection is neither as impressive nor as varied as Panama City's, the region has som

Though Central Panama's restaurant selection is neither as impressive nor as varied as Panama City's, the region has some fun dining options. Rather than unforgettable food, you're likely to enjoy good food in unforgettable settings, which include the ocean views on the Caribbean coast and Pacific Islands and Chagres River views in Gamboa.

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  • 1. La Casa de Lourdes

    $$$ | Eclectic

    After years of running one of Panama City's most popular restaurants, Lourdes Fabrega de Ward built this elegant place across from her retirement...Read More

  • 2. Bruchetta

    $ | Italian

    This small Italian restaurant next to the lobby of the Anton Valley Hotel has a covered terrace where you can watch the townsfolk roll by. The...Read More

  • 3. El Rincón del Chef

    $$ | Latin American

    In a colonial-style building on the road to Playa Coronado, this attractive restaurant serves a good variety of quality dishes. The menu changes...Read More

  • 4. Gerald's

    $$ | Eclectic

    This restaurant is a short walk from the beach, serves some of the best food on the island, and rents basic rooms. The eight rooms are in a...Read More

  • 5. Los Lagartos

    $$ | Latin American

    Built out over the Chagres River, this open-air restaurant at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort is a great place to see turtles, fish, crocodiles...Read More

  • 6. Pimienta y Sal

    $$ | Latin American

    Located in the small downtown area of Isla Contadora, this pleasant, open-air restaurant (formerly known as Hot Stone Rincón) has an ample menu...Read More

  • 7. Restaurante Los Cañones

    $$ | Seafood

    This rambling restaurant with tables among palm trees and Caribbean views is one of Panama's most attractive lunch spots. The food and service...Read More

  • 8. Restaurante Rincón Vallero

    $$ | Latin American

    This open-air restaurant, a short drive from the main road, is like something out of a fairy tale. There are stone floors, plants everywhere...Read More

  • 9. El Suizo

    $$$$ | Swiss

    Contadora's best (and most expensive) restaurant offers dishes that you would expect to find at a good restaurant in Switzerland—the chef and...Read More

  • 10. La Niña Delia

    $ | Latin American

    The high, thatch roof on the left side of the Avenida Principal as you roll into town marks this spot for inexpensive Panamanian food. Its open...Read More

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