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Mercado de Mariscos

Avenida Balboa | and Calle 15 Este, at Cinta Costera, Panama City, Panama
+507 212-0071
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Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“fresh seafood” (29 reviews)
“ceviche” (142 reviews)
“lobster” (21 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American
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Avenida Balboa | and Calle 15 Este, at Cinta Costera, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good ceviches. Shop around a bit. There are additional eateries around the corner. Too bad about all of the styrofoam and plastic containers but definitely worth the try.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TadzioBervoets
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a huge ceviche fan, I had to come here - twice. First time, we ate inside, as it was the first place we went and we didn't know any better. Food was pretty good inside on the 2nd floor restaurant - good breeze from...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GroovieGurlie
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a little hesitant to go with ceviche the 1st day of a 11 day trip to Panama but I went for it. I figured it wouldnt get any fresher than here and the ceviche was fantastic! I liked the local atmosphere and local...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tideside
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went two places today, the first is inside the market on the second floor. I waited more than 2 hours!!! I asked them very politely how much longer do I still need to wait, because there were 3 tables got served ahead of me...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Yunfeng Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not as big as it looks, you can wander out to the docks, or get haggled by the waitstaff at the numerous restaurants.....all selling pretty much the same thing. We weren’t quite hungry yet, so we headed to the actual fish market to Marvil at...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank WorldTvlerParker_CO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The market is a little rough around the edges, but the food was really good and the guys working at the place we went were really nice. It’s a great spot to take a break from walking around and grab a bite. Pretty sure we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PillowPopper
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The place is right on top of the Fish Market which is definitely worth a visit while in Panama. Menu is not that big but the quality of fish is genuine. Got the grilled shrimps. Very very nice. To be back when in Panama.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank GiacomoP1088
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We really enjoyed picking out seafood here, wide variety of seafood and really cheap, we had our own kitchen so we had a feast. Stopped into the back area where there are a lot of little mom and pop shops. The seafood was fresh and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank whoalilponie
Reviewed 1 November 2018

This place has many restaurants, they are in shop format, located to the front and on the side street, the food variety is varied and the prices are very reasonable, on average $30 can get lots of food for 2, it could cost less or...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nyron2015
Reviewed 16 October 2018

It was great to wander through the fish market - very clean and very interesting, a good look at local life. There are a number of little stalls to eat at outside on the ground floor, which are only ok. Less expensive, but also less...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank susanc1108
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American
Meals
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Balboa | and Calle 15 Este, at Cinta Costera, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 212-0071
Description
Seafood plays a central role in Panama City dining—and no place captures it better than the Mercado de Mariscos. At this fish market, you’ll literally bump into fishermen carrying their catches and taking them to the many vendors inside. Be sure to order an affordable and super-fresh cup of ceviche on the first floor—or head to the super-casual but delicious sit-down seafood eatery upstairs.
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