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Niko's Cafe

Via Espana, Panama City, Panama
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good35%
  • Average30%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (9 reviews)
“rice” (7 reviews)
“fries” (4 reviews)
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Via Espana, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Visited As part of our Panama city and canal tour with Nexus. Was a different dining experience enhanced with my lack of Spanish. Despite that picked a lovely meal and they didn't scrimp on the portion. The food I chose was well cooked and tasted...More

Thank AndyCorns
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Good typical and American breakfast with fresh juice for $7 or less. breakfast keeps you full until dinner time

Thank 1110Carla
Reviewed 29 April 2016

I usually love eating at this place but I was disappointed the last time I visited. I went in the evening and the food was not fresh. I guess if you want a decent meal go during the day when it is still fresh.

Thank MaddyfromOz
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Popular with the locals. sou need to speak Spanish, as no one speaks English. Otherwise you will not get what you want. Pointing has a limited positive effect. Food id mostly fried. You get good value for the money, and servings are generous. Coffee is...More

Thank JohnDugue
Reviewed 24 February 2016

They have decent cafeteria style food. Bring your habanero sauce. Order whatever the person in from of you is getting if you want it faster.

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Our Birding tour guide took us to Niko's twice while we were in Panama City and we were very pleased that there were many Plant Based "Side" dishes that made a great meal for us. The servings were nice size and I got my guide...More

Thank jamesmB4144WU
Reviewed 18 February 2016

While visiting family in Panama, my uncles insisted on eating here, and now i know why. The food selection is awesome and authentic Panamanian dishes. The prices were VERY affordable and they stay open late.

Thank Gilberto A
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We went to Niko's in Balboa because we didn't have any choice...it was the only place within walking distance from our B&B which was opened on Jan 1 in the evening. How was the experience? Well, it's clearly popular with local people. You can't call...More

Thank MarcMich
Reviewed 11 January 2016

If you are Canadian, or American, looking for a good breakfast at reasonable prices, and cannot stomach or handle food other than your native pallet, you have to try Niko's. They know how to cook eggs and meat, without an abundance of oil, and serve...More

Thank spequegnat
Reviewed 7 January 2016

I asked our tour guide to take us to a restaurant (1) where locals frequent and (2) with a good breakfast. This is my kind of place - it's cafeteria style, with a wonderful assortment of breakfast and lunch items. Very reasonably priced. There are...More

Thank Gazpacha1973
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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Espana, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
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