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Mercado de Mariscos

Avenida Balboa | and Calle 15 Este, at Cinta Costera, Panama City, Panama
+507 212-0071
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“fresh seafood” (25 reviews)
“ceviche” (131 reviews)
“lobster” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American
Avenida Balboa | and Calle 15 Este, at Cinta Costera, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Probably there is more really good places, but we made a huge mistake and we get in to the first restaurant by the entrance of the market, results : AWFUL! smelly food, very bad, high prices, bad quality, worst place there probably. And when I...More

Thank RMadrid
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Food was great but this is an outdoor restaurant. The bathrooms floors were wet and we had to pay 25 cents for toilet tissue-that was baffling. Otherwise, we had a good time. I would advise to bring tissue and hand sanitizer for this meal!

Thank Tonesflow
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

5 stars because it's authentic and well done for what it is. It's very fresh,. but there are a bunch of undifferentiated vendors selling the same stuff and aggressively trying to get you to their tables. I ended up sitting at a vendor that had...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

I love local cooking with fresh seafood. The wide variety and excellent cooking methods makes this one of the best places i have been to eat in panama.

1  Thank Franklin W
Reviewed 19 February 2018

What's not to love about this place? The food is cheap ($1 for a huge helping of ceviche?!), the seating is ample, and the locals are fun. We came several times, but my favorite was a Friday night at 5 PM. Folks were getting off...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Perfect place to grab snack and to eat ceviche with fresh fisch or sea food - directly from neighbour port. We grabbed mixed ceviche. They were supposed to close in couple of minutes and girl serving there even added for us extra poortion! :)

Thank Mike2k2
Reviewed 4 February 2018

The service is fast and friendly. The menu features fresh covina and typical panamanian, but the lobster is served with enhanced tail meat as in the photoand is not to be missed.

Thank Edward Z
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for a great place to have food, Panamá in native language means plenty of fish & this restaurant is right above the fish market in Panamá City & plenty of yummy fish ! Great beer, local fish made in many delicious ways!...More

Thank Angelinadb
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

The food is good, made from fresh ingredients and had very good taste. It can be a little cleaner and tidier. A must visit for sea food and fish enthusiasts.

Thank Rajat D
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

This place is one of the best spots in PTY for ceviche. Don’t mind the area or the look of it. It is safe and very tasty at great prices. A must when in Panama!

Thank simonptyire
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Balboa | and Calle 15 Este, at Cinta Costera, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 212-0071
Seafood plays a central role in Panama City dining—and no place captures it better than the Mercado de Mariscos. At this fish market, you’ll literally bump into fishermen carrying their catches and taking them to the many vendors inside. Be sure to order an affordable and super-fresh cup of ceviche on the first floor—or head to the super-casual but delicious sit-down seafood eatery upstairs.
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