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La Papa

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Grill, South American, Latin, Central American, Spanish
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51 Street East Bella Vista No. 25 | Calle 51 Este Bella Vista No. 25, Panama City 0808, Panama
+507 265-5800
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of expats in here when I visited; the place is clean and well lit, food came quickly and the entire place was very hygienic. Is it going to please a food critic? Probably not. But it's good,reasonably priced, and good for groups who need an easy place to eat.

Thank Don W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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612 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 859 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Fine dining prices for cheap eats. Based on the quality of the food, this is a very, very expensive option on a side street near the Iglesia Carmen. It's a very large space, arranged more like a canteen and the service is slow. The food is of a perfectly good standard, but the price simply does not match what is... More 

1 Thank Jarko2015
Seattle, Washington
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to get a variety of eats. Average prices $10 to $20. Great customer service, very friendly staff.

Thank Kevin W
Long Beach, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

first time eating here in Panama and I have been to Panama many times. The food and service were great and I will be coming back. the prices were very reasonable and the location is very easy to find and access. Overall a excellent experience.

Thank Stacy D
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Great quality , great service Highly recommended We stayed at the double tree nearby - and came here few evenings Also with the kids Great variety of food - meat seafood and awesome pizza!!!

Thank Ram M
Panama City, Panama
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This restaurant was suggested by my hotel, and within walking distance so I went with my husband for a dinner. The atmosphere presented itself like a huge diner, and was not appealing at all, however we stayed as it was recommended by the hotel. There were about 8 Corvina dinners on the menu however when our waiter came to take... More 

2 Thank Canada_Duo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I have been in La Papa a many times and always have found good quality of the food, fresh products and an amazing service from the staff, this is what I call good consistency on a restaurant.

Thank jonathan b
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Great variety of cousins-- delicious Fish Fillet, Ceviche, and Empanadas---- meat is also good Very modern and clean ambiance Affordable! Large Portions and GREAT service

Thank Rafael D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Went to La Papa for dinner and dessert. Good food with decent price. Gluten friendly options. Service good. Big screens for sporting events NFL and MLB.

Thank Clifton D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I've been in Panama City for almost a month and we finally found FRESH vegetable dishes - no more canned mushrooms! The restaurant is clean and tastefully decorated. It's warm, friendly and the waitstaff is phenomenal. This restaurant offers a great selection of foods for all to enjoy: appetizers, salads, soups, hamburgers, pasta dishes, pizza bake in an authentic pizza... More 

Thank Kim A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$30
Grill, South American, Latin, Central American, Spanish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Street East Bella Vista No. 25 | Calle 51 Este Bella Vista No. 25, Panama City 0808, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 265-5800
It is a restaurant with family atmosphere. We have a variety of dishes ranging from Colombian cuisine to Mediterranean . We offer a hall for special events and occasions . Artisanal pizza is also part of our menu.

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