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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” (24 reviews)
“ceviche” (131 reviews)
“lobster” (16 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American
Avenida Balboa | and Calle 15 Este, at Cinta Costera, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there twice and had ceviche, fried calamari, lobster and gambas. There are plenty of similar food stalls, we tried two different ones, but we can´t tell any difference. It was really fresh with very nice waiters. Although we have to say that we...More

Thank Marietta69
Reviewed 5 September 2017

An open air resturant where you not only get great fresh seafood, but a chance to mingle with the locals.Good music to enjoy while you wait for your food to be cooked. Choose your fish which is freshly caught and cooked on the spot. Red...More

Thank 4GI
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We've been here already twice at the restaurant "Marineros" the first time around we ordered clams in garlic sauce as entree and later on scampi in garlic sauce and grilled sea bass. Everything comes with a side dish of either plantain chips, coconut rice with...More

Thank Lirodin24
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We walked along Cintra Costera from Caso old town and decided to have a spot of lunch at the Seafood Market. As tourists we stuck out like a sore thumb so were accosted by about 6 waiters from various restaurants all holding their menu boards...More

Thank Fliss55
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Very inexpensive but not a pleasant experience. Too many aggressive stall employees and the food is not worth it in the end. We ended up getting two different kinds of ceviche and neither was worth the trip to the market.

Thank GlobetrotterSteve
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This place was recommended by our Uber driver as he was dropping us off at Casco Viejo. The minute you walk up you are accosted by many folks to eat at their restaurant. We randomly selected a spot ( not too random , they had...More

Thank Caligirl1989
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

As soon as you enter the fish market you'll be hounded by people trying to get you into their restaurants. There's a great deal to choose from so we walked around for a while to see all that was on offer. I decided to go...More

Thank Christian R
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Went to Mercado de Mariscos for lunch and was not disappointed. There are lots of options and workers really try to push you in the direction of their place. It's a pretty hard sell but once you decide on one the food is pretty good....More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 23 May 2017

If you want great civiche and cheap beer, this is the place to go. Balboa is $1usd per can. We had octopus civiche for $2.60, fish was $1.60 I think it was corvina but not sure. Lots of places to choose, just find the ones...More

1  Thank Vera B
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Sales pressure. Ceviche good. Other items overpriced. All restaurants the same but a dollar fifty ceviche with a buck a beer balboa is the choice

Thank maxkernick
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Restaurant Details

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, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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