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El Caribe

Via Argentina | Proximo a Esquina Com Avenida 2B Norte, Panama City, Panama
+507 214-6207
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“oxtail” (10 reviews)
“callaloo” (3 reviews)
“bacalao” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Central American, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly
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Via Argentina | Proximo a Esquina Com Avenida 2B Norte, Panama City, Panama
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1 - 10 of 135 reviews

Reviewed 9 March 2018

We went there twice on our trip, first because it was close to our hotel and second time for the food. First time was at dinner time and I had chicken and rise in Caribbean style. A really nice and spicy dish and there's plenty...More

Thank Timo P
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this restaurant right around corner from our hotel. We sat outside two nights and had good service by same waiter. Both times were early and restaurant was very unbusy. Admittedly we don’t know from Caribe food, but are always adventurous eaters. The...More

Thank glover
Reviewed 31 January 2018

First went to El Caribe to watch an NFL football game in the fall of 2016. Maritza the owner was very gracious and we have returned many times. The food is delicious and the menu extensive.

Thank ecmenendez
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Food is very good. But PRICEY. Service is pleasant and slow. The staff is delightful. The flavours are TOP NOTCH DELICIOUS! Sadly be prepared to pay a lot. My dinner just one plate for one person was $40. $60 once you add drinks and dessert....More

Thank Icegabe
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Never, never again. Fish was old and smelly and tough. Waiter disappeared for 20 minutes, could not find him. Besides bad food , it had no service at all.

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

The food is great. The prices are a bit expensive. Absolutely recomended the Coconut flat. The Bacalao is dried so don't deceive you waiting a fresh one; it's not bad, just to take into account.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Fantastic Curry Jamaican style, the best I have had for many years. The restaurant has very reasonable prices too, which these days is kind of unusual. Fine service and I am definatly coming back. Yummy.

Thank Torben J
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Panamanian cuisine has a lot of Carribean influences since the north side of the country is on the Carribean sea. As such, you will see a lot of restaurants that serve Carribean (creola) inspired food. One such place is El Caribe which was also featured...More

Thank pestman
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

The food at this place is absolutely amazing. Me and my companion went twice during our time in Panama city. Will was our waiter and he was a dream, he gave of great recommendations for appetizers a stuffed plantain with seafood and their Creole sauce...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 November 2017

The food was great and the owner came out and cooked our dinner personally! The service was unbelievable and we came back to eat again and just sit with the owner and talk! Every thing about this place was great! Great atmosphere and prices where...More

Thank Demetrius J
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25 January 2015|
Response from glover |
The owner told us she grew up in Colon and is of “Jamaican heritage. “ Believe it’s her grandmother’s cooking she is emulating. She’s definitely a citizen of the world and interesting to talk to.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 45
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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
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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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