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“A Pleasant Evening” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Balear

Cafe Balear
Ranked #165 of 963 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: Spanish, Mediterranean, Pub
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Highland Park, Illinois
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Evening”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

Surprising food in a surprisingly pleasant atmosphere. Far from spectacular, but in Panama if you are treated well you get my vote. Food was well prepared and served hot. Service a bit slow as always in Panama. Definitely will return

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank arttepfer
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“New menu not as good as the old”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

Jaleo is a good place to spend an evening. The environment, the food and attention is good. However, the old Tapas menu was significantly better than the new. I wish they re-evaluate and go back to the old menu. Seating outside is a treat. The price has gone up and the food quality and choice is not as good.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank gabe01_11
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Grand Cayman
Level Contributor
43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great courtyard dining (and inside if you wish) great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

This place was amazing and unexpected. Had a fanastic evening or two here eating great tapas and great wine with the friendliest waiters in Panama and the best value I could imagine.

If you eat out once .. this is the place to do it!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank gilesshaxted
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Spain
Level Contributor
203 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Mingle with the young rich...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

Going to this restaurant since it opened. The young crowd arrives by Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche..... Nice atmosphere, sitting out- or inside. Outside often larger - sometimes a bit noisy - groups. For a cosy dinner choose inside. Daily specials on the black board. Very nice menu and wine list. Excellent food and service. Do not try to pay with American Express, despite the rich crowd this card is surprisingly NOT accepted.... Reservation - especially weekend nights - a must. Valet parking available, as the nicest cars get the parking spots in front of the restaurant.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank FranzinSpain
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
236 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Nice environment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

The environment is good, the service is normal as well as the food and the drinks. There are a lot places better than this one to go.

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Thank viajero2203
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