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“The best seafood!”
Review of Restaurante Xoko

Restaurante Xoko
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$24
Cuisines: Spanish
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Description: Restaurante de cocina mediterranea sur. Carnes y mariscos, tapas, paellas. en el ala izquierda reservado con tapas bar y musica. recien remodelado . a peticion de clientes . espacio desenfadado y ambiente muy amigable
Reviewed 8 December 2013

We read the write-up in our trusted Lonely Planet which just said XOKO is a good place for tapas, and would not have gone there for dinner if we had not gotten recommendations from our hosts at Togo B&B. We went there for dinner and had the best, freshest fish prepared with grilled vegetables or any other choices. it was so good , we went back the next day. We could not believe this place was not one of the top recommendations in our travel book. We plan to write Lonely Planet. We recommend this place to seafood lovers. Excellent food and great service!

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Thank DomiBoston
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

This restaurant was a short ten minute walk from Villa Botero where we were staying. Some of this best Spanish cuisine you will find anywhere in the world. Their tapas are unique!

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Reviewed 25 May 2013

Great fresh food and terrific wine! Chef goes the extra mile to please his guests. We came back a few time and tried most of the menu!

Thank Jean J
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

I went to Xoco with my wife and we had a great dinner of corvina with garlic (sea bass), it was very good. Rolando, the chef was very friendly and stopped by our able to chat with us. He is Panamanian but studied cooking in Barcelona. We went there twice while we were staying in the area, the second night we ordered paella which was superb.
Highly recommend this restaurant in Santa Clara.

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Thank Juan P
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

If you are staying at the JW Marriott, Playa Blanca, Decamaron or other local hotels/resorts, this restaurant is definitely not to be missed.

Located on the Interamericana Highway at the entrance to Santa Clara its a little noisy if you sit outside and lacking a bit in atmosphere on the inside, but the food more than makes up for it.

The menu is split into three sections: Tapas, Salads and Main Courses. We chose the Cerviche Peruana de Mahi Mahi and the Fried Cerviche plus some Papas Bravas. We waited a little bit longer for the Cerviche Peruana because it was freshly prepared (always a good sign). The Cerviches were excellent - good sized portions, fresh, tasty and .... totally addictive! For the Main courses we chose Corvina (almost like a thick steak which the chef explained comes from large Corvina's from the deep ocean). Bursting with flavor it was cooked to absolute perfection. We also had Langostinos al grille with a side salad. There were 4 huge Langostinos, beautifully cooked and presented, accompanied by a crisp, fresh green salad with tomatoes, cranberries and olives. Very tasty.

Its fantastic to have such wonderful food right on the doorstep of Buenaventura.

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Thank GingerPanamaCity
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