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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in Panama

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic 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 Vespa Vistamare restaurant
4.9
4.9 (191)
$30 and under
Italian
Panama City
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
David
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
My family including a baby went for our last dinner before returning home and had an awesome experience. Eduardo gave us top notch service and made us feel like home. The views from this restaurant are amazing and the lobster al termidor was delicious. Highly recommend for a fun dinner for a special occasion!
A photo of Makoto Panamá restaurant
4.8
4.8 (510)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent service by Laura. The food was espectacular. Amazing combination of flavors and techniques!
A photo of Mai Mai restaurant
4.8
4.8 (93)
$31 to $50
Panamanian
Panama City
About the restaurant
Rooftop Bar - Sushi Izakaya por Maido y Maito
Costa del Este, Panama Design Center, Piso 6.

Top review
TSan
Dined on Jul 4, 2024
I strongly recommend Mai Mai for a date or any occasion.
A photo of Azahar Panamá restaurant
4.7
4.7 (392)
$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 Intimo Restaurante restaurant
4.7
4.7 (29)
$31 to $50
Panamanian
Panama City
About the restaurant
Intimo Restaurant is a dining experience that takes local cuisine and traditions combined with a full beverage program. In the heart of the culinary neighborhood of San Francisco you can enjoy the small intimate mess hall with an open kitchen or enjoy the outside cozy dining experience by our outdoor garden.
Top review
patriciam
Dined on Jun 24, 2024
Saw this resturant advertised in a feature called three days in Panama. The food and staff far surpassed our expectations!!
A photo of KAANDELA restaurant
4.7
4.7 (89)
$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
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
This was by far the best meal we had on our two week trip traveling Panama and eating at some of the best restaurants. Food was excellent. This place meets my high NYC standards.
A photo of Maito restaurant
4.7
4.7 (63)
$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
MinaY
Dined 4 days ago
We were so lucky to discover Maito while in Panama. Maito is a beautiful restaurant where price surpasses value. Their tasting menu pays a stunning tribute to the rich history and diverse cultures that make up Panama. Each dish is a delightful journey through the country's culinary heritage, beautifully presented and thoughtfully curated. The ambiance is elegant, the service impeccable, and the overall experience is truly exceptional. Maito is a must-visit for anyone looking to explore the flavors and traditions of Panama.
A photo of Popino restaurant
4.7
4.7 (25)
$31 to $50
Contemporary Latin
Panama City
About the restaurant
Experience a gastronomic fine dining at Casa Popino, a refined restaurant located in the modern Wanders and Yoo building in Panama. With a contemporary culinary perspective, Popino blends signature cuisine with modern touches, selecting the finest local products to create exquisite flavors using modern techniques. The blend of jazz sounds completes an unforgettable experience at Popino.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 22, 2024
Great food, cocktails and wine! Very good ambiance.
A photo of Caleta restaurant
4.4
4.4 (123)
$31 to $50
International
Panama City
About the restaurant
Neo-Brasserie style restaurant with a local flare by Michelin starred chef Lorenzo Di Gravio.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
We had an amazing experience at Caleta. We had a few dietary restrictions that we accommodated beautifully. The meal used several unique local ingredients (eg tree tomatoes filled with cobia and coconut cream). Everything was beautifully presented from the burrata in a sofrito sauce topped with shaved asparagus to the fish and lamb cooked in clay shaped like a fish and lamb respectively. The cacao dessert is outstanding and also a work of art. We were also celebrating a birthday and they baked a small almond flour cake which was delicious. Service with Wilson was outstanding- he knows everything about each dish and describes it perfectly.
A photo of Francis Rasenna restaurant
4.4
4.4 (48)
$30 and under
Italian
Panama City
About the restaurant
Bienvenido a "Francis Rasenna: Un Viaje a Través del Tiempo y el Sabor" – un lugar conceptualizado para aquellos que buscan la calidez de sabores italianos cocinados en casa y el encanto de la cultura etrusca. Ubicado en el corazón de Panama, nuestro íntimo refugio de pasta hechas en casa es más que un simple restaurante; es una exploración de una cocina italiana simple pero apasionada, abrazada por la atracción de excelentes vinos y cócteles, todo ello en el cálido abrazo de una terraza inspirada en trattorias de todo el mundo.

Welcome to "Francis Rasenna: A Journey Through Time and Taste" – a haven for those seeking the warmth of home-cooked Italian flavors and the charm of the Etruscan culture. Nestled in the heart of Panama, our intimate pasta haven is more than just a restaurant; it's an exploration of simple yet passionate Italian cuisine, embraced by the allure of great wines and cocktails, all in the cozy embrace of a terrace inspired by trattorias from around the world.

Top review
BarcleyM
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
I don’t say this lightly, this restaurant is one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been too. Everything is 1st class and that includes most importantly the food which is just ridiculous. Don’t over think, just go here and prepare to be very happy.
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