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Restaurante Smiley's

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Central American
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Main Street | Al Lado De Grupo Moreno, Pedasi, Panama
+507 6510-9652
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Naples, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners of Smiley's are gracious and welcoming. You won't find a nicer place to be introduced to Pedasi. The food is freshly prepared. They offer daily specials which are always delicious. Smiley's hosts live music and live major sporting events on TV

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Thank Abbe D
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was awesome. I enjoyed the wine and music. The atmosphere was welcoming too.I would definitely go there again!

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Thank Michael H
Alpine, UT
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thought the food was ok but nothing awesome. Definitely in the top 10 in town but not the best for food. If you want drinks and live music on Friday nights this is the place--if you want fabulous food there are others that stand out more.

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Thank AlpineWorldTravelers
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good but other than you would expect from an American restaurant the portions were quite small for the price. 12,50 for two chicken breasts the size one normal one. My fellow travellers ordered the meat for 14,50 and got two small pieces. If you want to meet Americans go there it's filled with gringos. If you want... More 

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Thank Randy W
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on a Tuesday evening because Segreto was closed and Bohemia didn't have space for us. There was live music, mostly classic rock, that was good quality. The food was very mediocre. We had ribs, brisket, tuna and a burger. Definitely nothing special. Probably the worst meal we've had in Panama in 3 weeks. I was watching them... More 

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Thank Maria M
Knoxville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting Pesadi and Smileys was one of 2 places recommended. It did not disappoint! It's open air and at night they have a band playing beginning at 8pm. The menu has a great variety and the beer was COLD!

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Thank Kristi M
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Smileys is opened for most of the day which is a huge advantage in Pedasi. Good food, salads and smoothies. No service in English unfortunately.

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Thank Agnieszka K
Edmonton, Canada
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We all had the ribs and found them to be very fatty. Nice young lady was our waitress. Drinks were good and enjoyed ourselves. Think the restaurant is over rated but then there is not a lot of choice in the town. There was a live band tonight.

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Thank bandbtravel
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Had a burger and fries here. Nothing special, but perfectly adequate. Better to hang out at as a bar-type location rather than for a meal, but a restaurant with some of the longest open hours of any in Pedasí, so a reasonable place to go once.

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Thank 23614max
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The best and only american bar/restaurant in town. Good food and quality. right in the center of town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Al Lado De Grupo Moreno, Pedasi, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Los Santos Province  >  Pedasi
  • Phone Number: +507 6510-9652
Description
American/Panamanian Cuisine in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Beer, Wine and Liquor. Live Music on Tuesday and Friday nights. If you're a musician feel free to contact us ahead of time and we'll fit you into our venue. Our signature dishes include Slow Smoked Fallin' Off The Bone Ribs, Seared Blackened Tuna, Red Snapper Filet, Smoked Pork Sandwiches and much, much more. We are open everyday except Monday, 12 noon until late. Hope to see you soon. Even if you're not hungry stop by to catch up on the latest information for Pedasi and surrounding areas.

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