This is a nice local restaurant with home cooking type of food. But, unfortunately, I must write, my experience was not as good as the reviews I had read here before.
I went there around 2pm on a Saturday, and most of the daily dishes posted on the board outside were already finished, which is understandable, it was already late for lunch. At least I got to see a few people next to me eating the fried chicken which was also finished.
I ordered the buffalo wings and the seafood pasta linguini (which someone wrote was the best). Shortly after, the waitress came back telling me they were also out of buffalo wings; in fact, they were out of most of their appetizers. So I ordered the fried calamari with the delicious tartar sauce. I also asked to get a cup of coffee upfront which arrived quickly and was excellent.
First food item arrived was my seafood linguini, not the appetizer, which was a little strange, but I didn’t complain. I was disappointed about the seafood linguine, it was not even close to the best seafood pasta I had. First of all, there wasn’t much seafood in the pasta. Small pieces of chopped calamari, may be very few small shrimps. No scallops, no muscles, no clams, no fish or any other type of seafood. Secondly, the tomato sauce was quite cheesy, they had just added Parmesan cheese (not fresh) to the sauce. Normally, you don’t add cheese to good seafood pasta, and if at all, the cheese is brought to the table for you to add as you wish. I would rate this seafood pasta below average.
Half way through my seafood pasta, the fried calamari arrived. Unfortunately, another disappointment. The fried calamari seemed to be missing one ingredient, the calamari; it tasted mainly like deep fried dough, with little bits of calamari. And the sauce, which was listed as a delicious tartar sauce, was just plain mayonnaise.
My overall impression is, this is the type of restaurant where you only eat the daily special, because that is what their focus for the day is. The location of the restaurant is a little far away from the center. I had quite a hard time finding a taxi back to the center.
The nicest about the restaurant was the actual building. Nice high ceilings, big windows. And the service was also quite well.
If I had the time, I would try them one more time, but that would be on another trip to Panama.
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