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“A gem right off the highway”

La Isleta Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Guabala
Price range: US$ 6 - US$ 18
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: This restaurant is located near a river and is surrounded by exuberant vegetation providing a relaxed and informal ambiance. Here the visitor enjoys dishes from traditional regional gastronomy and the exquisite signature cuisine of chef Roberto Castrellón. Chef Castrellón's highly pleasing menu comprises a variety of dishes prepared with fresh ingredients of optimum quality most of which are produced locally.
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant, both for its food and for its decor. Menu changes daily based on fish, meat and veggies procured on that day. The fresh juices are highly recommended. It's a sharp turn off the highway so be ready!

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La Isleta C, Propietario at La Isleta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

You are wonderful Gabriele ! I really don't know what to say. It is not easy to respond to something so kind and beautiful. Thanks a million.

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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

If you love healthy locally sourced food cooked and served with passion then visit La Isleta! They also provide accommodation at a great rate. You have the option to camp (bring your own camping equipment) on a grassed area near the river or stay in the bungalow - very peaceful. The bungalow was built by the owners, Roberto and Arturo, using wood from the property. We stayed two nights in the bungalow and ate every meal at the restaurant and it was always delicious. The service is attentive and Arturo has a fantastic voice and will sometimes sing while you dine!

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La Isleta C, Propietario at La Isleta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2016

Hospitality consists in
a little fire, a little food,
and an immense quiet.
EMERSON

We are most greatful for your kind comments. We really enjoyed having you guys here for those two days. We wish you the very best and a safe trip back home.

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Reviewed 21 August 2016

This wss the best restaurant during our 2 week panama jouney. Delicious food and perfect service in a nice surrounding.

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La Isleta C, Propietario at La Isleta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016
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Las opiniones de nuestros visitantes son todas importantes. Pero en el caso de estos europeos que han estado recorriendo nuestro Panamá por un período de tiempo considerable, que son dos semanas, nos complace sobremanera y nos llama poderosamente la atención que digan que somos: "the best restaurant during our Panama journey". Más no se puede pedir a decir verdad. "The best" significa simplemente "El mejor" y nada más.

A estas,y otras gentiles gentiles personas que se toman el tiempo para escribir
sobre nosotros tantas cosas lindas, nuestro profundo agradecimiento y nuestros deseos de muchas bendiciones.

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Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Very Nice place where you can park with a camping car and pass the night. The owners are charmants and good cookers. The spend a great Time there. The mangrove and The océan are closed to The restaurant. Joelle and Alain from France.

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La Isleta C, Propietario at La Isleta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2016
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Muchas gracias por el comentario tan positivo. La verdad que tenemos mucho espacio verde en nuestros alrededores y a orillas del río con acceso al mar. Por esta razón estamos dándole la bienvenida a viajeros que traen su carro casa y a los que vienen en bicicleta con su propio equipo para acampar. Esto es algo nuevo en LA ISLETA. Ahora también somos un CAMPING GROUND. Los que nos visitan tienen la oportunidad de degustar nuestra comida en el restaurante como lo hicieron nuestros amigos de Francia. Estuvimos muy felices de atender a tan agradables personas. ¡Buen viaje a Sur América!

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Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped at lunch while on the road between Santiago and Boquete and enjoyed a very qualitative food! The fruit juices are wonderfully tasty and refreshing. The mixed salad with the herbs from the garden gave us a great pleasure. And the main dish was very tasty: red snapper with olive oil and rice. Roberto welcomed us in the most friendly, sweet and adorable way while Arturo sang three songs in the middle of the lunch. Fabulous voice, romantic moment! A great way to escape a moment from the chaotic and stressful road! To be highly recommended!

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La Isleta C, Propietario at La Isleta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2016
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Muchas gracias por tus comentarios Ariane. Siempre es un gusto grande tener con nosotros gente tan fina y gentil como tú. Muy apreciado lo que dices en especial por ser tú de Paris, la Ciudad Luz, en donde se come tan rico. Me consta por haber estado allí en mi viaje a Europa.
Saludos cordiales,
Roberto Castrellón
Chef y propietario de Restaurante La Isleta

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