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“A wonderful stop in Panama City”
Review of Casuale

Casuale
Ranked #595 of 1,031 Restaurants in Panama City
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: International
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“A wonderful stop in Panama City”
Reviewed 27 June 2009

I've eaten here on three separate occasions, on two different trips to Panama City. The more-or-less negative review here demonstrates that even a wonderful restaurant like Casuale can have a bad day. My experiences have been overwhelmingly positive. The atmosphere is smart and stylish, and the service, in my experience, warm and attentive. The food is good, but not entirely consistent. The squid rissotto and the tres leches are absolutely exquisite – memorable even – while the grouper and the langostinos are perfectly good, but uninspired. Go, by all means, particularly because it offers a stylish and tasty respite from visiting the Casco Antiguo, but ask what's good, and don't be determined to eat any one particular item.

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English first
Hadley, MA
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Restaurante Casuale- nice place adds 20% to the 15% tip and gratutity”
Reviewed 8 April 2009

This is a stylish, well appointed pleasant restaurant. That serves mediocre food ( dry grouper with inconsistent, affectless service.)

On April 6th, 2009 our last day in Panama, I came across this charming looking restaurant with my partner and a local owner of a bed and breakfast. The lunch bill came to $71.88. We returned to Massachusetts today April 7th and I was told the bill submitted by the restaurant was for $86.25....A 20% additional charge that was unauthorized was added to the bill. I guess the guess the 15% was not enough.

Atmoshphere....excellent......food was mediocre......service was erratic....questions asked re: menu items with 10 minute wait for responses.

Bank of America will be contacted regarding theunauthnorized charges.

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Florida
Level 4 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A Definate Must In Casco Antigua (the old city)”
Reviewed 14 October 2008

October 10, 2008, We were in Panama City for a week and stayed in the old city which was very interesting. A lot of work is being done there, so there are a lot of neat photo opportunities. The buildings range from completely renovated to facades and shells, and somewhere in between. We were lucky that we rented an apartment that was renovated, which gave us a lot of space. Aside from that all the restaurants were within a two short block radius from our apartment. Casuale was literally 20 steps away and an amazing surprise. The service was excellent, the place immaculate, friendly staff and the food was some of the best we had in Panama. We started out with a salad and moved to the main course, as the portions at most places are too large to order a starter too. I had the fresh fish of the day, which was to die for. My husband had a steak which melted in your mouth. The veggies were steaming hot and cooked to perfection. We had a bottle of wine which ranged about $26 and for desert we had home made flan.
Ilene and Marty
Boynton Beach, FL
We would definately put this one at the top of the list.

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