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El Fogon

Between Hotel Toledo & Hotel National, David 0426, Panama
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“calamari” (2 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
“hamburger” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
South American, Central American
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Between Hotel Toledo & Hotel National, David 0426, Panama
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Reviews (55)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Not great, but now awful either. Very good service. Fish dishes good. Octopus ceviche a bit overcooked. Fish ceviche just OK, on the small side. El Fogón will get you thru the day. Oh, they are married to the National Brewery, which makes Balboa and...More

Thank MaxCrowePTY
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have lived in Panamá for 10 years. When we first arrived this was a great restaurant. They moved and the service became terrible and the food mediocre. We tried one more time and that was the last time. No thank you.

Thank Karena066
Reviewed 15 November 2016

It just sort of feels like coming home when you enter El Fogon. You would not know from the outside what it is like inside.... plus it is air conditioned, a rarity for David restaurants. Good food, pretty good wait staff mostly more mature, comfortable...More

Thank tarzantheman
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a very large restaurant that is extremely neat and clean. The menu is extensive but we knew going in that we wante a hamburger. Our hamburgers were delicious and the fries were excellent. I would expect that the rest of the menu was...More

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Is very well kept restaurant own by a family with a lot of experience in this business. The food is very fresh very good and you can choose almost anything you like. Is confortable and the service is very good.

Thank Carlos S
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Despite the very large menu with similarly sounding food, we made a selections without fully understanding what we ordered (menu is completely in Spanish) and chose wisely. Probably the best grilled chicken I've ever had. Portions are large and staff is very friendly - great...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Our waiter was making us feel right at home. He was a restaurant's owner's dream. He never let our sangrias dry out. We had fried calamares with good flavor, but pretty chewy. The main course was a grill plate for two with different types of...More

Thank Karl S
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We enjoy the setting as a family. But the hamburgers we ordered were terrible. The meat was like meat loaf and the flavor and bread freshness and overall quality really lacking. The lasagne on the other hand was delicious. We felt overall it was too...More

Thank PaoloViajero
Reviewed 20 June 2015

Great food and service. Our server was practicing his English and we were practicing our Spanish, so we had a good time conversing.

Thank AdventurousRetirees
Reviewed 4 April 2015

We met at El Fogon. The fish was good, I liked the chuleta ahumada. Service very attentive and fast. We stayed in the air conditioned room which was nicely fresh, not freezing cold as in other places.

Thank JorgeFlaco
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
South American, Central American
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Between Hotel Toledo & Hotel National, David 0426, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  David
  • E-mail