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Miraculous – Finca La Milagrosa

Tito Vargas, originally from the town of Boquete, a man with an honest look in his eyes and a shy smile, has had a great ride in the coffee production world. As I enter a little kitchen in the production plant, where Tito is French pressing some coffee that we will soon share over our conversation, he humbly apologizes “ I know that my […]

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Madrigal

Good food, good atmosphere and good vibes! Over the past 9 years we have reviewed over 200 restaurants and we have encountered all kinds of chefs, cooks, personalities and culinary approaches but it´s not very often that we come across an artist in the true sense of the word. The moment you walk into Madrigal […]

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Las Brujas de Cachiche

The Peruvian gastronomy is undoubtedly the richest exponent of all Latin American cuisine and Brujas de Cachiche, a restaurant chain that originated in Peru, can be considered the Ambassador of Peruvian cuisine and culture in Panama. Maître D Ricardo Sarmiento walked us through the best dishes on their menu and opened a kaleidoscope of flavors […]

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Golden Unicorn – Dim Sum

The Chinese community in Panama has contributed immensely to our melting pot culture. Chinese food is readily available in every neighborhood and for many years The Golden Unicorn has continued to be one of the top choices for Dim Sum. The 4th floor of the Evergreen building has hosted hordes of people, sometimes having to wait in line in […]

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Villa Palma

Opulent and extravagant, Villa Palma is a restaurant created by people who are serious about cooking and for people who know how to eat! Venezuelan Executive Chef Alfredo Villegas brings sophistication and creativity to the table, the dishes were delicate and full of flavor, the service was impeccable and the atmosphere was fun and inviting. It is quite […]

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The Rum Route of Panama

An insider view of Hacienda San Isidro, home of Ron Abuelo. Upon arrival in the quaint little town of Pese, we were greeted by our tour guide at the original home of the Varela Family, a colonial style house that serves as a memorabilia museum where you can get acquainted with the story of the Varela family and […]

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Casa Bruja

Jonathan Pragnell, originally from the Colon Province of Panama, started brewing beer as a hobby when he was around 21- 22 years old while living in the USA. The young engineer worked in logistics for several years and then decided to follow his passion and make a major change in his career. This came about after having a life changing experience while working with […]

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Emily Haworth – The Honey Lady

“To me one of life’s most innocent and greatest pleasures is to eat!” Ever since I can first remember, I have had a love affair with food, as a child I am sure I put things in my mouth before I would smell or do anything else with them. I have been fortunate to have been […]

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Miranda Bakery

Miranda Bakery is one of those places where everything is special, a cozy and popular family-style café where people wait for tables. The menu is small but big in flavor and quality, and the atmosphere is extremely welcoming. Four out of the nine menu items are burgers with homemade buns, including the decadent American Burger served on a […]

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Rincon Aleman Gasthouse

One of the most rewarding things in our line of work is not only that we get to sample amazing food and visit beautiful places but that we get to know some really fun people. Fritz is definitely one of them. Originally from Dümmer, Germany, Fritz arrived to Panama in 1974 to work for the Swiss Bank Corporation. […]

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Cerro Brujo Gourmet

  Cerro Brujo Gourmet is by far one of the main reasons to visit Volcan. Chef Patricia Miranda believes in sustainable gastronomy where the chef, producers and diners are part of a harmonious experience that cultivates local, seasonal ingredients. Chef Patricia not only creates a rotating seasonal menu of fresh creative cuisine but has an […]

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The Fish Market Food Truck

A photographer friend suggested we try the Fish Market, a new restaurant in Casco Antiguo. To our surprise, we stumbled upon a familiar face, the talented Mike Thompson. We met Mike nearly nine years ago during one of the magazine’s first food reviews. After traveling and living throughout Southeast Asia, this young British transplant had […]

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