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Restaurante Bar El Bodegon

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Calle 67 Este San Francisco, Panama City, Panama
+507 226-1488
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11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Amazing service. Great food. Had Chorizo, Spanish omelette and tuna-rice with artesanal bread as appettizers. I had the turkey specia and it was amazing. Sangria was strong, a jar fir4 was more than enough...

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Thank Magda R
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

This is a very expensive restaurant for Panama City. But you will experience service, delicious food, and ambiance of days gone by. Elegance and chivalry with all the bells and whistles. Need to impress a potential business associate; do it here. You won't be sorry.

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Thank NYBillyboy
Panama City, Panama
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

visited twice and always very good food and service... the seafood is fresh and nice presentation, good amounts for price worth, enjoyed the meals and drinks. Their service is excellent since you arrive until you leave... will be back soon.

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Thank CLEMEN V
Panama City, Panama
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Wonderful meal in a large group setting. The private room we had was well lit & comfortable temperature. Waiters were very attentive & spoke excellent English. Prawns & Corvina were delicious & the homemade bread, fabulous!

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Thank Rfour
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Excellent service in the formal dining area. Great food and attention to detail. Ordered 1 ap, a pitcher of sangria, 2 entrees and one shared dessert and spent about $100. Found it quite reasonable. Although we didn't order the more expensive items on menu.

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Thank SandraUC
florida
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

If you like fresh seafood especially crab this might be the best meal you can have in Panama. I highly recommend the crab Al ajillo. For those of you that don't speak Spanish that means garlic and olive oil. I have been to this restaurant several times over the last 10 years and it never disappoints. I can't wait to... More 

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1 Thank louiedFlorida
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

Great Spanish and Fusion Mediterranean Food. I understand the owner and chef is from Spain. Which is always good when in search of authenticity... The food was fresh and service was good...

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San Diego, California
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015

My family is from Spain and we like to cook Spanish recipes at home. El Bodegon has some of the best Spanish food outside of Spain that I have every enjoyed. In addition the experience at the restaurant is truly 5-star. You might not guess that from the outside appearance, but in the main dining room the service is absolutely... More 

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Thank WEOOZE
Bogota, Colombia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

Very nice spanish decoration and ambience. Exquisite bread. Generous dishes, specially the "cochinillo" which unfortunately I couldn't finish. Good variety of iberian wines (port and tempranillo) Nice "crema catalana" for dessert. What I didn't like was the tuna. I think is common knowledge (specially for fancy restaurants) that tuna steak can't be overcooked. If you're gonna try the tuna, you... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

A popular local spot. The staff were friendly and attentive. The King Crab was really really good. The Lamb Chops were good, but not great. I found the restaurant to be noisy as conversations bounded off the bare walls. Good food, but I found the ambiance a little lacking, however if you like the energy that comes with a place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$20
Cuisine
Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 67 Este San Francisco, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 226-1488

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?