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Restaurante Isla Iguana

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Central American
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Calle Principal, Pedasi, Panama
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Sarasota, Florida
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333 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is nothing upscale about this restaurant but they cook the fish to order. Our tuna was excellent. The service good and very friendly. If your looking for fish in Pedasi, this is the place to go.

Thank John D
Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Isla Iguana is a nice little local restaurant located on the edge of Pedasi. The owners are very nice people and on any given evening you'll find la Sra. watching her telenovelas while the locals enjoy their dinners. The food falls somewhere between fonda food and restaurant food and if more than one person is in your group don't expect... More 

Thank Edmontongurl
Lake Worth, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Walked all the way to the south (?) end of town on a hunch that this restaurant would be different from those clustered in central Pedasi... Service was very attentive: got a glasss and pitcher of ice-water (without asking), large frosted glass to go with my ice-cold Balboa, and a large saucer of sliced lemons (my request was "limons"--limes) to... More 

Thank Robert F
Pedasi, Panama
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Food is always OK not gourmet but satisfying, portions are fair and prices are about average. Lived here for many a year and still go there even if the service is not top notch, it is good food !!

Thank panabart
Panama City, Panama
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

this is a fonda type restaurant, which doesn't mean its not good, it is good. We had the red snapper, arroz con pollo and I had the special for that day which was the chicken with arroz and guandu and potato salad, everything was good, a very good portion, and served rather quickly. The restaurant is very humble looking but... More 

Thank ireneonly
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

The service was excellent. We were a party of 5 and our server was very patient, friendly and helpful. The food was wonderful and reasonably priced. It was a very pleasant dining experience. I highly recommend it.

Thank william k
San Diego, California
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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

The local fishermen recommended this place cause they would cook our catch for us. We would take our fish filets that we caught that day in with us and they cooked our fish to perfection. We would order it several different styles and each one was delicious. With patacones and platanos on the side with rice it was a great... More 

Thank Bajajurel
Chapin, South Carolina
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

We loved this restaurant and the staff and owners were so friendly even though they didn't speak much English and our Spanish was very limited. The food was excellent and the price was good. Very enjoyable.

Thank LisaNord1
Zermatt, Switzerland
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Having been given the address by a group of fishermen who were catching lobsters on the Distiladeros beach in Pedasi for this restaurant, we went there to order fish to go. The family owning this local place was very friendly and prepared a meal for our eleven-person family in half an hour. The fish was fresh and tasty. A very... More 

Thank AbFaBSwiss
Boulder, Colorado
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Our Tour guide tipped us off that this was a real local place that served good food at a good price. She was right! We were happy with the meal, the service, and the atmosphere. It's on the outskirts of town on the Main Street running through town. It is run by a family that has lived in the area... More 

Thank briankcoffey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Principal, Pedasi, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Los Santos Province  >  Pedasi

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