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“Incredible food, passionate owners and oasis of calm”

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: Breakfast, After-hours, 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 April 2017

The food at La Isleta is delicious and such a change from anything else we ate in Panama. Everything is local, the owners showed us the trees in their garden where they source a lot of their food and they are passionate about sharing their endless knowledge: we had tried 3 completely new fruits before we even started breakfast! Everything was thought out, presentation, taste, and a real dedication to Panama culture too. The setting was beautiful and calm, right near the river. We also camped here for the night, very safe and quiet. Just off the highway so an easy stop to make, and very much recommended.

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La Isleta C, Propietario at La Isleta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Oh boy! What can we say? The beauty of your comment relies on the fact that it is real. Meaning: Sincere and honest. This we certainly know for sure.
We are blessed to have visitors like you at La Isleta who are so appreciative of what we do and of what we are about. Since we live here, we also feel blessed for being able to enjoy every day this peace of paradise .
Thanks a million for writing such beautiful things about us.

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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch and enjoyed wonderful natural appetizers, a local salad, chicken dishes and a variety of desserts.
Everything was fresh and delicious.
The service was excellent !
I would strongly recommend it if you are in the area.

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

Thank you so much for recommending us in such beautiful manner. God bless you!

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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!

1  Thank Rob J
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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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1  Thank bafa996
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La Isleta C, Propietario at La Isleta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016
Google Translation

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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