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Mercao Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Latin, , International
Avenue de la Rotonda, Ocean Mall, 2nd Floor, Costa Del Este | frente a la torre Movistar de Costa del Este., Panama City, Panama
+507 393-6340
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“ceviche” (6 reviews)
“patacones” (2 reviews)
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Latin, Central American, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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Avenue de la Rotonda, Ocean Mall, 2nd Floor, Costa Del Este | frente a la torre Movistar de Costa del Este., Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a casual business dinner at Mercao, the food was excelent, the ceviches where fantastic! médium size portions but good value.

Thank Marquitos64
Reviewed 17 September 2017

A nice surprise! I went there for a quick business lunch. The menu is very complete, the soft drinks are awesome, the service excellent. The food is awesome

Thank Jens R
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The chef has worked hard to take traditional Panamanian dishes and infuse a more worldly flair of flavors and textures.

Thank Scooter757
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I have been there several time and I enjoyed the mojito panaméen style. Moreover their pulpo is extremely good. The place is nice, service is perfect. I will come back there as often as I can.

Thank Jérémie P
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Taking a lunch in the business district, we decided to try the Mercao. The place would have rated 5 stars except for two things; the service was slow and they were out of items on the menu. The waiters use a mobile device for ordering...More

Thank JBentraveler
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Outstanding service (I mentioned the source was good and the waiter brought me an extra share...), good beer and food well prepared. Had octopus, pork and fish in 2 visits lunch and dinner (yes, I returned because of the food and beer and as it's...More

Thank Paulo G
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Very tasty, full of options and the portions are very well served. It is really worth it. Good variety of dishes.

Thank Giselle H
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We had our last dinner in Panama City here. We both adore ceviche and ordered one of each of their two offerings. Both were so bitter with lime juice that I couldn't eat mine. My other half tried to do some justice to his but...More

Thank intlwanderlust
Management response:Responded 4 May 2017

hi, my name is Francisco Castro, i m the chef and owner of Mercao Restaurant, i m really sorry for all the inconvenience, i hope we have the opportunity of your presence ones again and offered you a different experience in Mercao. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 8 February 2017

Ranging from Mexican/Panamanian spicy fusion dishes to Italian/Panamanian pastas, the place is really good. Service is great.

Thank Jorge_sainzmx
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Staying at the Westin in costa del este with No time for Casco! I was very happy to find Mercao next to me, I am a foodie and self made chef and I try to eat local everywhere I go and this place was a...More

1  Thank DaniTwain
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue de la Rotonda, Ocean Mall, 2nd Floor, Costa Del Este | frente a la torre Movistar de Costa del Este., Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 393-6340
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Modern Panamenian Cuisine by chef Francisco Castro, we offer a variety of culinary experiences like, Chef table an especial dinner for max 6 guest . available with 24 hour reservation. Mercao Kitchen, cook with chef Francisco Castro in his private kitchen and enjoy a delicious dinner prepare by all the participants.(min 8, max 16) Reserve with 24 hour advance Mercao Emotion. a culinary journey of panamenian dishes and culture. using technology and all your senses you can enjoy of this culinary experience (min 8 , max 14) Reserve with 24 hour advance.
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