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“Amazing Experience! An absolute gem!”

Candilejas Restaurante
Description: Candilejas by itself is a Restaurant with heart and the concept is love. The real international food in Changuinola you will find it here. Every week we change the menu, and also the bar give you many options of drinks , and the music is a new experience. It like a little corner in Changuinola thet you will never forget!
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Description: Candilejas by itself is a Restaurant with heart and the concept is love. The real international food in Changuinola you will find it here. Every week we change the menu, and also the bar give you many options of drinks , and the music is a new experience. It like a little corner in Changuinola thet you will never forget!
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“Amazing Experience! An absolute gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is so much more than one would expect to find in Changuinola and the cuisine is on par with the finest establishments anywhere in the country.

The restaurant is family owned, and the service is first rate! Ricky mixes the best drinks you can imagine, using local fruits, mixers, and spirits. He also handles the entertainment with videos and music which establish the ambiance.

Emileth runs a fabulous kitchen and prepares gourmet meals you would expect to find in Boquete or Panama City, the menu changes nightly depending on the availability and freshness of local ingredients.

Esperanza tends to the needs of the patrons as if they were guests in her home.

A gem hidden in the city of Changuinola, and unequivocally the finest restaurant in the city, and the province. It would be a success wherever they opened.

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  • English first
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English first
Panama City, Panama
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“a real surprise in bocas del toro province”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

we were spending some great relaxing days with friends in bocas and decided to visit the mainland, and especially the capital changuinola; what we found, was thoroughly unexpected, and i wish to share a great dining experience with other visitors who might wish to visit this very special restaurant; it is a family run business, and the 'engine' can be found in the kitchen;
candilejas believes in menu quality over quantity with its 6-8 dishes from various parts of the world, which are served for dinner; the menu changes every 3-6 days and the offered variety is one of the best we have found during many years of travel in panama; we understand that the female chef has travelled the world over to find menu ideas for this lovely little place, and the simple but delicious plates arriving at your table will result in your looking forward to your repeat visit there; the restaurant lighting is perfect, the background music invigorating and barman Riki will serve you up with any tropical cocktail you may wish to sample. there are no limits to what Riki can prepare for you. so include a visit to this very special place on your schedule for your next bocas trip; candilejas has only one drawback, and that is that it cannot be found in the capital panama city.

  • Visited September 2013
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