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El Encuentro

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Latin, Seafood,
Spiaggia Di Santa Catalina, Santa Catalina, Panama
+507 6709-2218
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“ceviche” (34 reviews)
“red snapper” (3 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
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Latin, Seafood, Central American, South American
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Spiaggia Di Santa Catalina, Santa Catalina, Panama
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

It's a small converted gas station off the main drag in Santa Catalina. Not much to look at, and all they do is ceviche, but wow, is it good. Deivis is an artist. Got one lime and one maracuya ceviche and couldn't stop talking about...More

1  Thank Trever B
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

If you’re in Santa Catalina you have to go here. The sign says: ‘Best ceviche in town’ and they’re being modest. Both the lemon and the passion fruit ceviche are very very nice! We went back all the time because it’s that good. Also friendly...More

Thank catevankessel
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

One of the best and most special Ceviche we had. We had the lime and Maracuja Ceviche and both were amazing. The Ceviche is freshly made of the catch of the day. So give the Chef time to prepare it. It tastes so fresh and...More

Thank MountainSeaSun
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Only thing I tried on the menu. And it was fabulous. Pina colada was pretty good too, well definitely come back for the ceviche.

Thank Roy S
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

we had the most DELICIOUS ceviche ever at this place! very nice prepared and veeeery tasty! a „most go“ if you are in santa catalina.

Thank brunoe252
Reviewed 22 March 2018

You have to eat here! The ceviche is very unique and fantastic. Try the rum passionfruit drink as well. We ate here twice during our 3 days in Santa Catalina... would have been 3 times had we discovered this place the first day!

Thank mooseAustin_TX
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

I loved this Ceviche, the fish is fresh, it looks beautiful on top of thin fries and is filling and delicious. A must try if you stay in Santa Catalina. Also the vegetarian Ceviche is delicious. I ate there numerous times in my short visit!

Thank judy l
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Really different ceviche. It’s served on a bed of fried root that’s been shredded. Soooo good! Made fresh, so it’s not fast. But it’s worth the wait. Some of the best ceviche I’ve ever had. The day we had it he was using red snapper....More

Thank Petethekid
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

You have to visit this place! We are shrimp, tuna and langosta ceviche and it was awesome! The Best ceviche in my life + well served. Cash only.

Thank anszua
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

The absolut best ceviche ever!! David is a god when it comes to ceviche :D Don't be scared it's an old gas station. It's located on the main road just on the right side when you enter Santa Catalina. A old blue gas station with...More

Thank moertelhead
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Seafood, Central American, South American
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spiaggia Di Santa Catalina, Santa Catalina, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Veraguas Province  >  Santa Catalina
  • Phone Number: +507 6709-2218
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