Casco Viejo Restaurants

Casco Viejo has no shortage of fantastic, international and Panamanian restaurants. From local ceviche to Argentine steak, there's something to please every taste. Review our list...y tenga un buen provecho.

Name Price Food Type Description Photo
Buzios $$$ Brazilian & Mediterranean Buzios is tucked away between two streets near the water. Their lovely patio with street and ocean views offers a cool respite for lunch and the twink...
Buzios
Bohemio's/VIP $$ Fusion Bohemio's AKA V.I.P. is a juice and snack bar and restaurant with delicious, inexpensive Panamanian lunches in a cool space on the main avenue into Ca...
Bohemio's/VIP
Vieja Habana $$ Cuban Vieja Habana sits on the corner on its own close to the presidential guard station, blending in perfectly with the neighborhood. Enjoy a Cuba Libre or...
Vieja Habana
Frit Arte $$ Frit Arte opened in 2009 as an art café, “where people can feel at home,” says Maria, the owner. The space now plays host to many events: belly d...
Frit Arte
Manolo Caracol $$$ International Manolo Caracol brings visitors to Casco a dining experience on par with any you can find in a major international city. With an extensive wine list to...
Manolo Caracol
Sabor de Sonia la Chiricana $ Tipica One of the best cheap lunch options in the neighborhood, Señora Sonia, originally from Chiriqui, and her family serve rice, beans or lentils and asad...
Sabor de Sonia la Chiricana
Las Clementinas Cafe and Bar $$$ International & Panamanian Classics Fashioned after an old school, upscale café, Las Clementinas Café and Bar is a place for travelers and locals to meet and eat. The menu is full of i...
Las Clementinas Cafe and Bar
Casablanca $$$ International Open since 2005, Casablanca offers an extensive menu and a large seating area on beautiful Plaza Bolivar. Open for lunch and dinner, it's a great plac...
Casablanca
Tequila’s $$ Mexican Tequila's offers a Mexican menu with good service and a lively atmosphere. The outdoor seating right on the corner gives you views of the street actio...
Tequila’s
Mercado de Mariscos Restaurante $ Seafood Set on the second story balcony looking over the action of the city Fish Market, this open air diner-style restaurant is a must-visit restaurant in Pa...
Mercado de Mariscos Restaurante
Las Bóvedas Restaurant $$$ French The word bóveda means vault or dungeon in Spanish and when Casco Viejo was established, the location of Las Bóvedas was just that: a holding cell fo...
Las Bóvedas Restaurant
Saint Phillipe Cafe $ International Cafe This delightful Panamanian owned and run café is located in the heart of Casco and features traditional chicken and rice dishes. ...
Saint Phillipe Cafe
La Forchetta $$ Italian/Pizza La Forchetta takes up 3 stories of a beautifully renovated building with a private dining area and a third story exterior balcony seating area, overlo...
La Forchetta
El Cafe Vienna $$ European / German Cafe Let Mama cook for you. With wonderful daily specials and hearty German style bread, a quiet lunch or dinner in airy El Café Vienna is a delight. It's...
El Cafe Vienna
Super Gourmet $$ Deli Specialties Open for breakfast, lunch and late afternoon snacks, Super Gourmet is a local Casco Viejo hang out. The deli style shop offers great sandwiches and sa...
Super Gourmet
Ciao Pescao $$ Ceviche Al fresco dining at its best, Ciao Pescao is a delightful ceviche, beer and sandwich bar on Plaza Bolivar with excellent service and good prices. Choo...
Ciao Pescao
La Rosa de los Vientos $$ Pizza La Rosa de los Vientos, in addition to having a wonderful name, makes delicious pizzas and has one of the best outdoor eating areas in the neighborhoo...
La Rosa de los Vientos
Rene Cafe $$ Fusion / Set Tasting Menu René Café, on the corner of Plaza Catedral, is family run and owned and offers a wonderful tasting or prix fixe menu. You have just one choice to ma...
Rene Cafe
S'cena $$ Spanish / Mediterranean Located on the second floor above Platea Jazz Bar, S'cena has a classic Mediterranean menu and a relaxed, cozy dining room. Everything is home made wi...
S'cena
Cedros $$ International Cedros is a relaxed tavern style restaurant with outdoor seating on the street and a friendly vibe. Stop in for an afternoon beer to watch the game wi...
Cedros
Granclement $ Ice Cream and Sorbet Ice cream and sorbet this good are a rare find. The Granclement shop is classic, simple and cool. Choose from an array of flavors made in the traditio...
Granclement
Mojitos Sin Mojtos $ BBQ Mojitos Sin Mojitos is Casco's Beer and BBQ spot. As the name denotes, you can't get a mojito - but you can get a freshly BBQ'd homemade burger, hot d...
Mojitos Sin Mojtos
Azafran $$ International Azafran is a great lunch and dinner spot with a large menu and daily specials. Sit in the cool, casual environment and enjoy the relaxed service on yo...
Azafran
Habana Panama $$ Bar Appetizers Before you step through the dramatic red velvet curtains that open onto the hottest dance floor in Panama, you'll find yourself in the bar-restaurant ...
Habana Panama
Mostaza $$$ International Mostaza is an excellent option for more formal dining in Casco. Enjoy your dinner inside in the cozy dining room or at one of the outdoor tables in fr...
Mostaza
Caffe Per Due $$ Pizza, Cafe Run by Italians, you can't go wrong at this neighborhood pizza spot. Per Due also offers pasta and salads as well as delicious homemade desserts. Grab...
Caffe Per Due
Segafredo $ Italian Espresso Cafe The Segafredo cafe chain has lovely outpost on Plaza Bolivar with indoor and outdoor seating and offering their usual fare - specialty coffee and ligh...
Segafredo
Ego and Narciso $$$ International / Peruvian A longstanding Casco Viejo classic, Ego, as it is known to locals, consistently offers excellent quality and service. With indoor and outdoor seating ...
Ego and Narciso
La Puerta De Tierra $$$$ Venezuelan Steakhouse La Puerta De Tierra is a chic, upscale steak house owned by a couple from Venezuela. There is a bar upstairs and the atmosphere is perfect for a roman...
La Puerta De Tierra
Restaurant Leon $ Tipica Don't be put off by Senor Leon's gruff manor, the food here is worth it. Leon serves a hearty plate of tipica food, from plantains to beans & rice to ...
Restaurant Leon
Kyoto $$$ Sushi A welcome addition to the dining choices on beautiful Plaza Bolivar, Kyoto offers sushi and other Japanese fare, al fresco. Enjoy your favorite maki u...
Kyoto
Cafe Coca-Cola $ Panamanian Diner The Coca-Cola cafe is an old-school diner serving up hearty platefuls of rice, beans and the featured meat of the day. It boasts being the oldest cafe...
Cafe Coca-Cola
DiVino Enoteca $$$ Wine Bar Tapas Opened by three friends united by the same passion for wine, DiVino Enoteca specializes in serving quality, international wines but above all strives ...
DiVino Enoteca
Pony Rosso (Diablo Rosso) $$ International The Pony Rosso (located inside of Diablo Rosso) offers an eclectic, east Indian inspired menu in an even more eclectic space which doubles as an indie...
Pony Rosso (Diablo Rosso)

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Casco Viejo is the historic district and cultural gem of Panama City. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997, Casco Viejo was established around 1673 by the Spanish colonialists, the Catholic Church, and other settlers. Historically one of the richest and most densely... Read More »

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