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Diners' Choice: Best Value restaurants in Panama

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best value restaurants in Panama? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of La Barbara x Aki Sushi restaurant
4.8
4.8 (64)
$30 and under
Sushi
Panama City
About the restaurant
Dedicated to craft cocktails and fresh sushi, La Barbara x Aki was created to bring a social and intimate but comfortable lounge to the community of Casco Viejo. Originally from LA & Toronto, Canada, we are two owner-operators who truly believe in creating a unique experience for every customer. Pass by and say hi!
Top review
LaurieSvip
Dined on May 24, 2024
We *loved* everything about this place! The food was OUTSTANDING! Enjoyed every single thing we ordered and would do it again if we were staying another night. We ordered the seaweed salad, edamame, pork gyoza, tuna crackers (outstanding!) and spicy tuna roll. Drinks were excellent too. Great value and we loved our server, Boris! What a little gem!
A photo of La Tapa Del Coco restaurant
4.7
4.7 (60)
$30 and under
Panamanian
Panama City
About the restaurant
La Tapa del Coco es un restaurante movimiento gastronómico que investiga, recupera y resguarda la tradición cultural afro panameña en Panamá poniéndola a disposición del mundo a través de distintos formatos, experiencias, marcas, productos y subproductos.

Su plato estrella es el One Pot Colonense y su ambiente es casual con toques juveniles.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 21, 2024
The foods and drinks were fantastic! Little place you might just drive by but worth the stop! You won’t be disappointed
A photo of Krume Bäcker restaurant
4.9
4.9 (110)
$30 and under
Organic
Panama City
About the restaurant
Somos la primera panadería tradicional austriaca en Centroamérica, pioneros en la producción artesanal de panes de masa madre con centenos waldstaude, emmer y espelta de Niederösterreich una provincia boscosa al norte de Austria. Todos los panes y dulces que preparamos son de masa madre, la cual tiene múltiples beneficios para el organismo y un alto valor nutricional.

Buscando maridar nuestros panes con ingredientes igualmente excepcionales, desarrollamos un menú bistro en conjunto con el chef Alfonso de La Espriella, de Restaurante Casa Escondida, una propuesta purista, orgánica y saludables que va desde tostadas francesas, ensaladas, sopas, “tostas” y “pastries” de masa madre.

Nuestra fundadora y “head backer”, Natalie Salzman, proviene de una familia dedicada a la panadería tradicional en la antigua aldea de Pfunds, en la región de Tirol, en Austria. Queremos honrar su herencia culinaria y a la vez celebrar la variedad de productos y sabores que ofrecen los suelos panameños.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
I love eating there, Yari and Ashley are the best. The flavours are unique. Everything you eat is really amazing.
A photo of Mahalo Cocina y Jardin restaurant
4.8
4.8 (56)
$30 and under
International
Panama City
About the restaurant
Welcome to Mahalo, created by Canadian sisters Emma & Brit, located in the heart of Casco Viejo, what began as a dream, became a reality. Mahalo Panama, opened July 1st 2016, and the concept was simple, healthy food, promoting healthy living, and providing a space for people to feel comfortable, as if in your own backyard. Mahalo has since branched into two locations, maintaining the original location as a juice bar under the name of Snack Shack, and the new Mahalo Cocina y Jardin with a slightly more intimate cozy setting offering an international menu with the same healthy base. Since opening Mahalo has been seen in Vogue, GQ, Conde Naste Traveler, Lonely Planet and more.
Top review
AnnabellaV
Dined on Apr 28, 2024
Very nice friendly staff in a very welcoming setting. Food was very good and I would recommend the restaurant.
A photo of Maito restaurant
4.7
4.7 (53)
$31 to $50
Panamanian
Panama City
About the restaurant
Maito celebra la rica identidad culinaria multicultural de Panamá, donde la fusión de influencias afro, asiáticas y caribeñas se traduce en un menú que refleja la diversidad de sabores criollos, inspirados en el mar, la montaña y la tierra panameña. Maito ha mantenido su prominencia en la escena gastronómica, logrando durante siete años consecutivos un lugar destacado en Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants, llegando al impresionante puesto número 6. Además, ha sido reconocido internacionalmente al figurar en la prestigiosa lista The World's 50 Best Restaurants, ocupando la posición número 100.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
Thoughtful restaurant design with comfortable inside and outside seating. The service was excellent..not too much and definitely not too little. Menu is compact but excellent across the board. We had the paella and grilled prawns with some tasty appetizers. A must do in Panama City for authentic Panamanian food
A photo of Makoto Panamá restaurant
4.9
4.9 (504)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Panama City
About the restaurant
La oferta de Makoto son una verdadera delicia para los sentidos. Cada bocado es una experiencia que despierta tus papilas gustativas y te transporta a un mundo de sabores exquisitos. La cocina de Makoto es una sinfonía de ingredientes frescos y cuidadosamente seleccionados, combinados con maestría para crear una explosión de sabores inolvidables.
Los platos de Makoto son una celebración de la comida japonesa en su forma más auténtica y refinada. Desde el sushi fresco y delicadamente elaborado hasta las carnes a la parrilla con una capa crujiente y marinadas en sabores únicos, cada elección es un viaje culinario que te transporta a Japón sin tener que salir de tu asiento.

Top review
VictorT
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
Probably on the top 3 restaurants in Panama city. Can be better but it’s really good.
A photo of Santa Rita - Casco Viejo restaurant
4.6
4.6 (199)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Panama City
About the restaurant
Fusionamos lo mejor de la gastronomía Española y Argentina, con una propuesta exclusiva para ti! Visitanos en la entrada del Casco Viejo
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 26, 2024
Amazing experience and the staff and atmosphere was so nice.
A photo of KAANDELA restaurant
4.7
4.7 (86)
$31 to $50
International
Panama City
About the restaurant
We invite you to join us for our playful exploration of flavour, that is equal parts: intuition and experience. With often primitive methods of concoction such as fermentation, smoking, raw dishes, curing, pickling and the magic and unpredictability of cooking over wood fire – all coming together with elegant execution in dishes designed for sharing and pairing. Purposefully a little disruptive, we take an approach to dining that is fun, and encourages looking at traditional ideas from a new angle. This can be anything from getting stuck in with your hands, to rehashing recipes with funky local produce. We never stand still and continue to evolve – just as fire refuses to hold a single form.
Top review
michellehvip
Dined 7 days ago
The BEST clams and pork belly lollipops! Soooo good! (Not a fan of the crème brûlée; there was a bit of miscommunication where I thought we were getting the brownie, but were served the crème brûlée. Cheese curds and a THICK sugar top take away from the custard portion which was pretty tasty on its own.) Service was prompt and attentive. I’d def recommend checking this place out!
A photo of Azahar Panamá restaurant
4.7
4.7 (389)
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
Panama City
About the restaurant
Un moderno y chic restaurant. Gastronomía única y servicio a la altura de nuestros más distinguidos y exigentes clientes. Entre la propuesta culinaria se encuentra una exquisita combinación de estilo fusión y cocina mediterránea clásica, siempre cuidando crear platillos de excelente calidad y brindar una gastronomía versátil. Se deleitará con pastas hechas en casa con los más finos rellenos, risottos, cortes de carnes, variedad de platillos a base de pescados y mariscos finamente preparados, ceviches, tiraditos, sushi, así como pastelería de primera, donde se conciben los más exquisitos postres que deleitan a nuestros comensales. Gozamos de una exclusiva bodega de vinos y espumantes con más de 90 etiquetas, permitiéndonos brindarle el maridaje perfecto para cada ocasión. Encontrará el perfecto equilibrio entre una cocina gourmet de altura, un servicio único y un selecto ambiente.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 22, 2024
Super dinner. Loved the Theatre room. Great service and food.
A photo of La Vespa Vistamare restaurant
4.8
4.8 (189)
$30 and under
Italian
Panama City
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
Wonderful staff was perfecto Muy perfecto We enjoyed
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