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Restaurante Isla Iguana

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Seafood, Central American, South American
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Calle Principal, Pedasi, Panama
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Potsdam, Germany
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were hungry after our arrival in Pedasi and the iguana was the only option at 3 PM. The service is cranky. The waitress was obviously disdisturbed by us and continual bearish. Instead of the ordered yucca we got patacones as side dishes. The meals (fish filets creolic and plain grilled) were just okay. Prices are cheap but can not... More 

Thank Soprano07
Effingham, Illinois
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204 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here on Mondays since it is the best place in Pedaci open on Mondays. My favorite dish is the fried snapper with a side of fried yucca. The passion fruit juice is made with fresh fruit pulp. Atmosphere is Panama country but very clean. Restaurant is next to gas station so it caters to travelers on their way... More 

Thank bettyIllinois
Panama City
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

If you are a seafood person this is the right place for you! The Ceviche as an appetizer was delicous, as the catch of the day, they had a fresh seafood mix served in creole style with patacones, or fried plantain. Seafood was tender with a great taste.

Thank Ana T
Sarasota, Florida
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395 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

There is nothing upscale about this restaurant but they cook the fish to order. Our tuna was excellent. The service good and very friendly. If your looking for fish in Pedasi, this is the place to go.

Thank John D
Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Isla Iguana is a nice little local restaurant located on the edge of Pedasi. The owners are very nice people and on any given evening you'll find la Sra. watching her telenovelas while the locals enjoy their dinners. The food falls somewhere between fonda food and restaurant food and if more than one person is in your group don't expect... More 

Thank Edmontongurl
Lake Worth, United States
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Walked all the way to the south (?) end of town on a hunch that this restaurant would be different from those clustered in central Pedasi... Service was very attentive: got a glasss and pitcher of ice-water (without asking), large frosted glass to go with my ice-cold Balboa, and a large saucer of sliced lemons (my request was "limons"--limes) to... More 

Thank Robert F
Pedasi, Panama
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Food is always OK not gourmet but satisfying, portions are fair and prices are about average. Lived here for many a year and still go there even if the service is not top notch, it is good food !!

Thank panabart
Panama City, Panama
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

this is a fonda type restaurant, which doesn't mean its not good, it is good. We had the red snapper, arroz con pollo and I had the special for that day which was the chicken with arroz and guandu and potato salad, everything was good, a very good portion, and served rather quickly. The restaurant is very humble looking but... More 

Thank ireneonly
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

The service was excellent. We were a party of 5 and our server was very patient, friendly and helpful. The food was wonderful and reasonably priced. It was a very pleasant dining experience. I highly recommend it.

Thank william k
San Diego, California
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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

The local fishermen recommended this place cause they would cook our catch for us. We would take our fish filets that we caught that day in with us and they cooked our fish to perfection. We would order it several different styles and each one was delicious. With patacones and platanos on the side with rice it was a great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Central American, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Principal, Pedasi, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Los Santos Province  >  Pedasi

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