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“Lovely Romantic Setting”
Review of Hacienda Real

Hacienda Real
Ranked #189 of 1,005 Restaurants in Panama City
Price range: US$12 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Steak House restaurant famous for serving the best meat cuts in Panama as well as a variety of dishes including seafood. All this with first class service and a great ambiance that will transport you to a colonial Hacienda. Definitely the perfect steak at the perfect place.
Couva, Trinidad
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely Romantic Setting”
Reviewed 12 January 2014

This restaurant was walking distance from the Marriott Hotel. The staff was all male and they were so friendly and all attired neatly and were well mannered. I was greeted so warmly and was taken away with the structure of the building with indoor decor which was mostly made of i believe some sort of stone. The food was delicious and served with mouth watering sauces which i had to ask for more because it was so tasty. There was alot of food per servings which i couldn't finish eat so i did get value for my money. I was fortunate to be there on that day because there was a party party being held and all the staff members stopped what they were doing and starting singing, they even had a nice lighting system that came on and off after they finished singing. I think it is a wonderful place for a romantic dinner because the ambience was truly wonderful

Visited August 2013
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Manchester, Connecticut
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Peaceful place for a delightful repast”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

The Hacienda Real is located on a tree-lined residential street that provides a peaceful setting for this tucked-away gem. It's not a far walk from the major hotels such as Crowne Plaza, El Panama Hotel, Las Vegas Hotel, so on. Just look at a map and know what your turns are -- 15 minutes should be all you need on foot (at night you might just take a taxi for 2 or 3 dollars).

The menu features cuts of beef you'd typically only find at an Argentinean parilla, such as vacio and asado de tira, so that's a big plus in my book. The food was tasty, including even the fresh corn tortillas, which were a delight to eat as well.

Prices range from 12-$30 depending on what you get. The vacio for example is one of the more expensive meals at $26. Some of the meat platters are meant to be shared by 2 or more people, which cuts down the per-person price to a reasonable level.

I recommend asking to sit in the ground-floor outside patio.

  • Visited January 2014
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Vancouver, Washington
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111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“lovely Guatemalan food”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

This place was so much fun to visit, we happened upon it and learned more about it later. Good indoor/outdoor seating, nice menu with authentic Guatemalan favorites. Be sure to try the thick tortillas, tacos, and refried black beans with cheese. Prices are high for Panama but more typical compared to USA prices.

  • Visited November 2013
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Seattle, WA
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255 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“They are not just about steaks...”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

After flying/traveling for 12 hours to reach Panama City, we needed refreshments and a late dinner. Our hotel suggested nearby Hacienda Real which was busy both inside and out at the relatively late 10pm hour on a Tuesday evening. After unwinding over a few of the Hurricanes which our server Daniel suggested, I'm certain that anything would have tasted just fine. But the Frijol y Guacamol, Tacos Mixtos and Pollo a las Brasas were actually very tasty, so they are not just about their steaks. The service was superb, and we increased the 10% that they automatically included. And the restaurant's atmosphere (inside) was also a lot of fun.

  • Visited August 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Great food good service”
Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed in hotel terranova just around the corner. They have Great meat and very friendly service. Wine ($8,- per glass) was expensive for what we are used.

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