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Restaurante Pencas

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Seafood, Contemporary
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Coastway Amador | frente a la plaza Iberoamericana, Panama City 0843-0124, Panama
+507 211-3671
09:00 - 23:30
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped in for lunch and were pleasantly surprised. Thought it would be basic pub food but it was much more. Good prices. Well presented and delicious! Our server was quite excited to practice his English with us and was patient with our Spanish. If you are near the Bio-museum, check it out.

Thank Larry J
Panama City, Panama
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197 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I must say this is the best corvina al ajillo I've ever had. We had an amazing sunday in Pencas. We were going to Mi Ranchito, but there were poople ahead us waiting for tables, and service was terrible (read our review of Mi Ranchito). So we decided to go to Pencas. We were welcomed by a waitress and were... More 

Thank PanamanianWanderlust
Sora, Panama
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

A variety of excellent food and a great view. Choice of open air dining or air conditioned room - both with a fantastic view of the city's skyline and the Bay of Panama. We've eaten at Pencas many times during the 12 years we've lived in Panama and the food has ALWAYS BEEN EXCELLENT. We've been there as a couple... More 

Thank DamaniWVK
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Pencas is just ok. The food is fine, the ambience - especially on the balcony is good but does not have any particular view. The price was very fair but you must order a la carte. When I ordered mixed vegetables I received a salad and was told that they did not have cooked vegetables.

Thank Diana15241
Chilliwack, Canada
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196 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We were seated and then ignored. It took quite an effort to call someone over to place our order and then had to remind them we had ordered. Food was good but not the experience.

Thank Bonnie S
Keller, Texas, United States
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139 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Had supper there a few nights ago. There were three adults and three kids. Good kids menu. Two adults had corvina broiled. It was awesome! The rice was really good as well as the salad. One adult had mussels in garlic sauce and said they were good. We are on the terrace. Beautiful night. The kids loved the tiki torches.... More 

Thank Penny L
Mebane, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Superb food, great atmosphere with a beautiful view of Panama City. The ceviche is the best I've ever had.

Thank Hodgin3
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Staff is very friendly but slow. Food was as expected and very delicious. From some tables a good view on the skyline. Live music was really nice. Not the cheapest restaurant,but served good food.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Four of us ate dinner at Pencas twice during our 8 day visit. It is on the Amador Causeway close to the Ecological museum. No crowds at all at 7:30pm We have no complaints at all. All the food was very good. Prices for entrees averaged in the $15 range, and you order a side additional, around $2. We had... More 

Thank curtdo
Long Beach, California
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

After a visit to the BioMuseo, we walked to Pencas. We choose a seat on the sprawling balcony overlooking Panama Bay. We were immediately welcomed and seated. Our waiter was eager and helpful. That earned Pencas two stars. When the food arrived, we were all disappointed. The fillete a la plancha seemed like a soggy fried fish fillet, although we... More 

Thank Lauren S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coastway Amador | frente a la plaza Iberoamericana, Panama City 0843-0124, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 211-3671
Our menus offer a variety of foods for all the tastes: tender meats and fresh sea foods that honor our geographical position close to the sea. These menus are prepared in different ways to delight our customers with an exquisite taste along with an excellent presentation. All are served with our special Pencas Rice or other side dishes of our delicious cuisine.

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