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Mi Ranchito

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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, South American
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Isla Naos | Amador Causeway, Panama City 0843-0124, Panama
+507 228-4909
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2015

This place was ok for the price. Service was terrible. We had 4 different people wait on us and none would check back so much as to see if we needed another drink. There were maybe 12 people in the restaurant and we counted 14 people working in which must were standing around the cash register chatting. They didn't even... More 

1 Thank delanodixon
West Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015

The main view was blocked by hurricane shields. If you stand on the tips of your toes you can see a wonderful view of the city of Panama across the Panama Canal inlet. When seated, you can see a marina, but nothing beyond the storm shields. The food was tasteful. But for vegetarians, it is questionable what is in the... More 

1 Thank jodie055
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015 via mobile

We came to this restaurant on a Tuesday night and waited for 30 minutes. Seafood was quite good - almeja a la criolla and norteno are must. Service was good. We tried beers from local breweries and they were ok.

Thank Gordon N
Orange, California
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167 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

This has got to be my favorite restaurant in Panama. The food is delicious, ambience is casual but cute under this big hut and with nice views (although it's now blocked by construction) and the prices are great. We always order the almejas al ajillo (clams with garlic sauce), corvina frita or al ajillo (grilled filet or fried whole fish),... More 

Thank Sivi811
Milwaukee, WI
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

We had a long layover in Panama and hired a guide to take us to lunch and site seeing. We were hungry so we asked to do lunch first. She must have had a kickback because this place is about 45 minutes from the airport on the other side of the city. Learning moment here – do your research so... More 

Thank Randy E
San Diego, California
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

I've been here on several occasions and it's a great place to have traditional Panamanian dish in a historical part of town. Not historical in the sense that the Spaniards or the Colombians went to battle but more so that this area the Causeway once was inhabited by the US military and also housed several Smithsonian scientists. It is now... More 

Thank Jeanette A
Arlington, Texas
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

I a repeat visitor, the service has declined immensely. We order appetizers before our meal. Of the appetizers we ordered they didn't have one and the substitute was of their choice. The beer was hot and when I ask to replace it and all they did was placed my old beer in ice for a minute. I will not come... More 

Thank Victor M
Panama City, Panama
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

Mi Ranchito is just a typical Panamanian restaurant with common, nothing out of the ordinary menu, with basic meats, fish and seafood dishes, at reasonable prices. Totally unsophisticated to the point of being a tourist attraction due to its location, by the Pacific entrance to the Canal. The entrees are usually accompany by a salad, and most of the time,... More 

Thank Alberto C
Savannah, Georgia
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

Everything I ate was awesome. The best fish ceviche I've ever had, the Corvina al Ajillo was so tasty, we had "Arañitas" (fried squid) which were very good, the ambiance is outdoorsy, weekend nights they have live music, in a 5 day holiday we ate here twice. it is a bit out of the way. It's in the Causeway which... More 

Thank Roberto T
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2014

So disappointing! We placed a simple order--a mediocre/bad daiquiri and a beer were delivered, followed by an app. Very so so. But, hungry, we decided to order something else. We waited. And waited. And waited. Our server passed several times and managed to avoid eye contact with us several times. Then disappeard for good. Afer some time passed, we approached... More 

1 Thank Libby H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Isla Naos | Amador Causeway, Panama City 0843-0124, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 228-4909
Mi Ranchito Restaurant is the perfect environment to enjoy with family, friends and tourists; a familiar restaurant that offers a menu of varied Panamanian foods, with particular attention in preparing seafood at affordable prices to all visitors.Our style and decoration provides an opportunity to spend an enjoyable time. Part of its structure is a ranch of indigenous Panamanian style in an open-air environment. It is a good place for breakfast, lunch or dinner; enhanced with a happy and live music.

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