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Restaurante Pencas

$$ - $$$Seafood,
Coastway Amador | frente a la plaza Iberoamericana, Panama City 0843-0124, Panama
+507 211-3671
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“corvina” (8 reviews)
“rice” (6 reviews)
“ceviche” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
Coastway Amador | frente a la plaza Iberoamericana, Panama City 0843-0124, Panama
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

I went for lunch with my mother and wife. The view is great and parking simple. The food is well priced and decent. The ceviche was good but my sancocho chicken was a little tough.

Thank JoeEater
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I hopped in a taxi and told the driver I wanted to go to the restaurant area of the Malacon – or at least that is what I thought I said in Spanish. He let me out between the Pencas and another restaurant so it...More

Thank Jody H
Reviewed 31 December 2017

This casual restaurant offers a pleasant view of the bay near the causeway and the Biomuseo. Average food and service.

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We went here because it was convenient after shopping at the Mercado de artesenias. The service was good and we enjoyed the meal. I had the fajitas, and wife had shrimp and plantains. We also both got frozen, non-alcoholic drinks, which were very good. I...More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Stopped in for lunch and were pleasantly surprised. Thought it would be basic pub food but it was much more. Good prices. Well presented and delicious! Our server was quite excited to practice his English with us and was patient with our Spanish. If you...More

Thank Larry J
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I must say this is the best corvina al ajillo I've ever had. We had an amazing sunday in Pencas. We were going to Mi Ranchito, but there were poople ahead us waiting for tables, and service was terrible (read our review of Mi Ranchito)....More

Thank PanamanianWanderlust
Reviewed 11 February 2017

A variety of excellent food and a great view. Choice of open air dining or air conditioned room - both with a fantastic view of the city's skyline and the Bay of Panama. We've eaten at Pencas many times during the 12 years we've lived...More

Thank DamaniWVK
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Pencas is just ok. The food is fine, the ambience - especially on the balcony is good but does not have any particular view. The price was very fair but you must order a la carte. When I ordered mixed vegetables I received a salad...More

Thank Diana15241
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We were seated and then ignored. It took quite an effort to call someone over to place our order and then had to remind them we had ordered. Food was good but not the experience.

Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Had supper there a few nights ago. There were three adults and three kids. Good kids menu. Two adults had corvina broiled. It was awesome! The rice was really good as well as the salad. One adult had mussels in garlic sauce and said they...More

Thank Penny L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coastway Amador | frente a la plaza Iberoamericana, Panama City 0843-0124, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 211-3671
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Our menus offer a variety of foods for all the tastes: tender meats and fresh sea foods that honor our geographical position close to the sea. These menus are prepared in different ways to delight our customers with an exquisite taste along with an excellent presentation. All are served with our special Pencas Rice or other side dishes of our delicious cuisine.
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