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“Fish Market Delight” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Batea Restaurante - CLOSED

La Batea Restaurante
Price range: US$7 - US$24
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Our cuisine type is Fusion International but we use a lot of Panamenian flavor in our food. We use the best quality ingredients for the food, fresh seafood. We specialize in Seafood, but we have variety for all tastes.
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fish Market Delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

This rather large Restaurant is located in the Fish Market Complex near the the new "Rio Hato Airport". Look for the the La Batea Sign to the left side of the building. I have been to this restaurant several times with friends/family, by myself and even taken dinner to go. It is in unassuming place because you don't expect to see a Restauant in the Fish Market Complex and it is a little hidden. When you walk inside you will see that it is larger than you would expect with lots of seating in a clean comfortable environment. The menu ,( I always get some sort of Fish or Seafood) has a enough variety to make everyone happy. The Ceviche is excellent. I would suggest the Sea Bass (Corvina) with one of the available sauces. All of the seafood dishes are great. I met some friends in the restaurant on the weekend and one was having the Ribs and the other was having Scallops, both said they very much enjoyed there dinner . Chris the Owner, is almost always there. He will customize your dish to your liking, he is always willing to accommodate (very good English). He seems to love cooking! Great Service as well!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Tahl T
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24 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
North Augusta, South Carolina
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food, great value!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed dining in this restaurant. The staff speaks good English and provided excellent service. Food was great (didn't see any fried foods) and the seafood was fresh. Biggest sea scallops I've ever seen! Portions were generous. Only about 10 min from the JW Marriott. Prices very reasonable.

Visited April 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

We ventured out of the JW Marriott to grab dinner at La Batea based on some recommendations from other guests. The food was excellent, service very friendly. We enjoyed the Snapper and Sea Base in a Coconut Sauce. Well presented.

Price was great, food great, atmosphere great. Highly recommend it.

Tim N.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Timothy N
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Rio Hato, Panama
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Don't waste your time and money”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

We are stating JW Marriott for one week decided to go to La Batea restaurant when we came at 7pm was only one in the restaurant for the whole time the food was horrible everything was fried waitress didn't speak English the menu was an English but no explanation for everything was not tasty and not attracted to eat

Visited April 2014
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Galesburg, Illinois
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Leave the resort.....it's worth the trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

We were stayingat the JW Marriott for 4 nights. We wanted something different. So decided to try La Batea. Glad we did. The food is excellent and presented beautifully. The staff is extremely courteous and attentive. We highly recommend this as an alternative to resort dining. Definitely would go back :)

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