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Restaurante Smiley's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Central American
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Main Street | Al Lado De Grupo Moreno, Pedasi, Panama
+507 6510-9652
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Smileys is opened for most of the day which is a huge advantage in Pedasi. Good food, salads and smoothies. No service in English unfortunately.

Thank Agnieszka K
Edmonton, Canada
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all had the ribs and found them to be very fatty. Nice young lady was our waitress. Drinks were good and enjoyed ourselves. Think the restaurant is over rated but then there is not a lot of choice in the town. There was a live band tonight.

Thank bandbtravel
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a burger and fries here. Nothing special, but perfectly adequate. Better to hang out at as a bar-type location rather than for a meal, but a restaurant with some of the longest open hours of any in Pedasí, so a reasonable place to go once.

Thank 23614max
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best and only american bar/restaurant in town. Good food and quality. right in the center of town.

Thank Fufu T
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think their coconut rice may be the best thing I ate in all of Panama. We accidentally went two nights in a row since I left my credit card by accident. Called then the next morning and they were holding it for me! Their hot sauce was fantastic, ribs were pretty incredible, and the fish (red snapper one night... More 

Thank Fomocolovesu
Pedasi, Panama
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice dinner in family with live music ,nice and fun ,food correct and price correct 👍🏻 fresh fish is good and you can sit outside in good tropical vibe !

Thank Sigrun608
Madison, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch when we first arrived in Pedasi. Nice selection of sandwiches and BBQ. I had BBQ brisket sandwich and my husband has grilled chicken. The owner is American so he knows his BBQ. Beer was cold and fries were good.

Thank JCK055
Boquete, Panama
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The young lady serving us was very attentive. Not only was she very friendly but she also brought out the order very fast. The mixed ceviche was very tasty. The carolina style BBQ pork burger was nothing special. The atmosphere of the place was good. Would definitely go back and try some other items on the menu. Nice bonus: if... More 

Thank Alex P
Wiener Neustadt, Austria
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Nice and fresh food. We ordered fried fish and fried yuca... the hot pineapple sauce was WOW (you have to try it), and the tartara was good. Both homemade. We really hightly recommended. For sure we will be back!

Thank wientravelers
Sarasota, Florida
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365 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is probably the best restaurant in town. It is a gringo hangout. The food was good and the service is good but it is on island time, which is ok in Pedasi. We enjoyed our first evening in Pedasi here.

Thank John D

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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$4 - US$15
American, Bar, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Al Lado De Grupo Moreno, Pedasi, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Los Santos Province  >  Pedasi
  • Phone Number: +507 6510-9652
American/Panamanian Cuisine in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Beer, Wine and Liquor. Live Music on Tuesday and Friday nights. If you're a musician feel free to contact us ahead of time and we'll fit you into our venue. Our signature dishes include Slow Smoked Fallin' Off The Bone Ribs, Seared Blackened Tuna, Red Snapper Filet, Smoked Pork Sandwiches and much, much more. We are open everyday except Monday, 12 noon until late. Hope to see you soon. Even if you're not hungry stop by to catch up on the latest information for Pedasi and surrounding areas.

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