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“Excellent food & live music”

Restaurante Smiley's
Ranked #2 of 56 Restaurants in Pedasi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$15
Cuisines: American, Central American
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Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: American/Panamanian Cuisine in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Beer, Wine and Liquor. Live Music on Tuesday and Friday nights. If you're a musician feel free to contact us ahead of time and we'll fit you into our venue. Our signature dishes include Slow Smoked Fallin' Off The Bone Ribs, Seared Blackened Tuna, Red Snapper Filet, Smoked Pork Sandwiches and much, much more. We are open everyday except Monday, 12 noon until late. Hope to see you soon. Even if you're not hungry stop by to catch up on the latest information for Pedasi and surrounding areas.
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

Nice place
Great food
Cool to eat with the family and to hang out too.

Smiley's All the way burguer
Blackened seared Tuna
Fillet mignon

Very cold beers

Delicious!

Thank TemiV
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

For all the write-ups in the travel guides and the owner being from the US, we expected better food, even it was only a sandwich. I realize I am talking about just a pulled pork sandwich, but if this is the claim to their international fame then either people have dead tastebuds or he is writing his own reviews because this sandwich was like so much of the rest of the food in Panama, plain, dull, flavorless. The meat and the bread had no individual distinction. The BBQ sauce may as well have not been on it at all because it added nothing to the BBQ sandwich experience. This sandwich was the equivilent to wet cardboard. I guess drunk and starving surfers don't know any better. I will give him this, though, the beers are perfectly chilled, he had the World Cup games on the big screen, and he does welcome his guests. It is a popular place. So, do stop by and enjoy Smiley's and the atmosphere (live music many nights) and have a brew or two. But don't bother with the pulled pork sandwich. Will somebody please take this guy a case of Tobasco and some Tony Chachere's seasoning? He's been out the States far too long. Sorry, Smiley. We enjoyed your place, just not the sandwich, but it is an easy fix. Start with some seasoning on the meat and some cane syrup in your BBQ sauce.

Thank BatonRougeLA
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Picture a version of Jimmy Buffet with a drier sense of humor! That's Smiley! I have eaten three meals at this delightful, friendly little place in the past three days and have been delighted with each. The burger was big, reasonably priced and tasty; the wings, fall of the bone good! And, the ribs: orgasmic! The atmosphere is tourist casual, and the vibe is that of a laid back beach bar.

When in Pedasi, you have got to put this place on your "go to" list. If you are a native English speaker, better yet! Have Smiley song you a song! Live music is a big part of this place!

Have fun!

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Thank Bill S
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Always open with reliable fare. Good burgers and wings. Drinks and live music several nights of each week. Lots of expats and tourists.

Thank Nola H
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

While recently in Pedasi, we had lunch at Smiley's and had a great meal. We watched the World Cup Game while we ate and also talked to the resident parrot. The jungle mural on the wall is outstanding. The food was excellent and John, the owner, was friendly and welcoming. We would go back to Smiley's anytime we are in Pedasi.

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Thank Suzi J
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