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So. I am in Panama City today and tommorrow, I have to be able to do better than this

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So. I am in Panama City today and tommorrow, I have to be able to do better than this

rworange | | Mar 29, 2011 01:42 PM

Tripadvisor led me to a fabulous hotel with amazing rates, but the review of the resturant ... not so much.

Unlike the tripadvisor poster who raved that they walked across the street from their hotel to eat here daily, I would not cross the lobby to eat at my hotel restaurant again.

I am relying on the kindness of Chowhounds as I made up my mind to go one day before leaving from Gautemala by bus. I did NO research and the most searching I will do is check back today and tommorrow to see if anyone has restaurant suggestions.

I am relying on tourists guides here, so if there are no suggestions I will probably go to one of the following

El Traipiche (Panamanian cooking in the style of the Central Provinces)
The Wine Bar (222 wines by the glass)
La Papa (International with Columbina dishes such as frijolada paisa)
Las Tinejas (probably not as this has some sort of folklorio thingy attached ... never a good sign)
El Patio (Mexican, but they have suckling pig and a big selection of tequillas from Jalisco)

I am not overly confident as this tourist guide lists a bunch of chain restaurants I am familiar with such as sushi Ito.

Any Panamanian food to look for: I had some sort of great corn type of empanada at the bus station restaurant 3 hours from Panama City. There is some sort of donut thing with meat that starts with h that I will pick up there if I do not see a better vesions walking around. Anything else

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