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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
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“fresh seafood” (26 reviews)
“ceviche” (135 reviews)
“lobster” (20 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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1 - 10 of 302 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The fish and lobster was brought up fresh from the downstairs fish market and was delicious! They even let me hold my libster before I ate it! The service was not great and the restaurant looked pretty “divey” but we didn’t mind much! Ceviche was...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really cool to see fish market but the food is best. ONLY GO TO RESTAURANT UPSTAIRS FROM THE MARKET. It’s the real deal, cleanest and best food.

Thank James P
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The fish market is very close to town and it is within walking distance of the old city. the ground floor has a display of all variety of freshly caught sea food. on the ground floor there is also a small seafood restaurant and a...More

Thank IlanTtravel
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Q: What did the blind man say when he walked by the fish market ? A: Good morning ladies! This joke applies to this place. Plus I got Traveler's Diarrhea eating the Ceviche. Trip Advisor deletes negative posts, so this one won't be here long....More

1  Thank Rainman270
Reviewed 14 July 2018

The food was delicious. There are no complaints there. However, the service was slow and frustrating. They served three people in our group their dishes while the other six waited. During the wait, we saw a whole family get their meals, and others as well....More

Thank Shevonne P
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We got confused trying to locate the actual restaurant. As it turns out, it is inside the actual fish market and up the stairs. The market was very clean, and we showed up towards the end of the day so it was quiet too. Some...More

Thank angelfish2222
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Great place to visit for great seafood and cold beers.The prizes are cheap.very lively place,at times noisy but worth it.

Thank kerns
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Not very easy to reach but if you want to have a look around at the bigest fish market in Panamà you should go there and visit. Every kind of fish and seafood, lobsters,crabs and so on. Ceviche resturants just next oor

Thank Giulio M
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Me and my friend were so happy to have some seafood but be very careful on hidden costs and always ask the restaurant before buying the seafood. We bought 2 large lobsters for $12 ea and 2 lbs shrimp for $8 and 2 whole small...More

1  Thank John C
Reviewed 7 May 2018

What I did not like: right after you cross the entrance you will get lot of people pushing you to visit their restaurant, I hate that.... I wanted to take a look around and look for the best food without pressure. I decided to La...More

1  Thank Walter R
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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