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El Caribe

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Via Argentina | Proximo a Esquina Com Avenida 2B Norte, Panama City, Panama
+507 214-6207
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Best ox tails ever. Went with a large group...food came fairly fast. Service was good. Can't wait to go again on my next trip to panama.

Thank Torri K
New York City, New York
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107 reviews
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

I came here for my last meal in Panama and was extremely pleased. We sat outside which was nice. The food was seriously spot on here. The Coconut rice and oxtail were unbelievable good. I am still thinking about that rich oxtail and the lovely rice. My friend ordered the jerk chicken which had a great kick to it. I... More 

Thank Adam W
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I followed the advise from another review writer and i ordered the coco rice as a side, and i ordered the Jamaican chicken as a main. In one word: delicious! Living near the carribean i'm save to say this is one of the better carribean restaurants i've visited. Only 4 stars because i don't like it when you need to... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Grecia, Costa Rica
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142 reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

We were not sure when we got there, there was a very noisy party next to us. so we ordered drinks and 3 were very good, unfortunately the Pina Colada was terrible and sent back. Then we ordered our food. There was lots of food, we ordered all ordered our food with coconut rice - what ever you order, do... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Was ok. service was as expected in panama and a decent selection of Island food. drinks were plentiful and interesting. not bad

Thank DonPrestige8
La Pine, Oregon
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131 reviews
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

The Mango Mojito was an excellent accompaniment to the sweet and spicey fish specialities that we ordered.

Thank richard s
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for authentic and delicious Caribbean food in Panama, you must try El Caribe. The food was absolutely amazing with good size portions. The staff is attentive and never left our glasses empty. Chef Maritza Ellis is welcoming and personally comes out and speaks her guests. Definitely coming back on my next trip to Panama.

1 Thank Silvia R
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came to El Caribe by chance on Dec 25. Walking around doing this was one of the only places that were open at lunch. The waiters did not speak english well but they were friendly and helpful. In spite of my rudimentary Spanish we were able to order. I had the oxtail and dumplings and my... More 

Thank Lena K
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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

I was surprised to find a restaurant with such good reviews right round the corner from our hotel - however that is where my enjoyment ended. Our waiter wasn't the friendliest and unfortunately we had a few questions as the menu was a little confusing, after getting our drinks he disappeared for ages until we had to get up and... More 

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4 reviews
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

One of the things that surprised me in Central America was the number of top end restaurants that were serving food that originated elsewhere (Pizzas, Pasta, Chinese etc). Well El Caribe is not one of these and provided me with the best ethnically based meals I had in 6 months of travelling. The Guacho fish soup was just amazing, it... More 

Thank Gerald S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 45
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Central American, Jamaican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Argentina | Proximo a Esquina Com Avenida 2B Norte, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 214-6207
El Caribbean is am authentic Caribbean and Costenan food restaurant. We serve dishes like; Curry Goat, Oxtail with dumplings, fish run down, brown stew fish, shrimp or prawns in coconut sauce... And much more.

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