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Restaurante Gerald's

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Paseo Balboa, Panama Province 007, Panama
+507 250-4159
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Seattle, Washington
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94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We had breakfast every morning here because we stayed at Gerald's B&B. Michael, the chef does an excellent job. One morning we saw fisherman unloading a huge box of mid-size Corvina.... and that night for dinner the fillets were prepared fabulous. The owner/manager is from the mainland and has an excellent staff working for her. Most restaurants on the island... More 

Thank ChewelahBer
Manitoba, Canada
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We had eaten at this restaurant 3 years ago and it was awesome. Gerald ran it at that time. It has since changed and is under new management . We stayed at Gerald's this week which was great but..... The lack of attention etc we were given at the restaurant made us go elsewhere to eat. During our 3 day... More 

1 Thank macraes2017
Edmonton, Canada
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306 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Ate here our last night on the island. Both our meals were very good but found the portion sizes to be a little small for the cost. Service was amazing, the real highlight of this restaurant.

Thank ERDFirefighter
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We tried several things, as a family would. The food was very good. The service was lacking. We ran out of napkins, and i had to grab sone from other empty tables.

Thank Chip H
Panama City, Panama
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Ordered the whole fried fish of the day and a caprese salad. The salad was good, made with fresh mozzarella. The fish was overcooked. Service was excellent.

Thank Micaela G
Dinnington, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We spent some time at Gerald's whilst waiting for the ferry for our return journey to Panama City. We arrived there at 0930am and were welcomed and paid $25 each which included a welcome drink (not really sure what it was), chair/ bed and umbrella on beach plus lunch. As they already had a large booking for lunch we were... More 

2 Thank Garry G
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We ate there while on a whale watching trip to the island. We had chicken, fish, coconut rice, papaya, and mangoes.

Thank Rosalind O
Playa Coronado, Panama
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I ate at Gerald's in the past and was impressed. This time, I heard that there are new people operating the restaurant, the food was almost acceptable, but certainly not impressive. We should have gone back to one of the fondas.

Thank Gregory K
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We went here on the strength of the reviews but it was a regrettable decision. We were on 3rd day in Panama and our meal here was both the worst and most expensive thus far. We ordered the shrimp cocktail appetizer which was smothered in overly sweet sauce with mango flavor. We ordered mixed plate for 2 which has pretty... More 

Thank Tam P
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

The four of us visited the Restaurant Gerald (Long Beach) in June. Not many Restaurants are open during low season so we haven't had much of a choice. The prices are extremely high for Panama standards so expectations we quite high. It took a while till the food came, two plates of four had to go back, the chicken cordon... More 

2 Thank Tracey R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$40
German, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Balboa, Panama Province 007, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Pearl Islands  >  Contadora Island
  • Phone Number: +507 250-4159

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