Usually when I travel, most of the questions are about the type of food I eat, and is the water safe to drink?
So, in order to satisfy the curiousity of my friends, I always try to take photos of the food. A picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to food.
Other than eating breakfast in the Panama City, Panama, Marriott Hotel, we ate the rest of our meals out ,which only consisted of 3 meals. One of the lunches was in local pizza joint across the street from the hotel. I don’t remember the name of it, but it was very good. We had a huge pizza, salads, cokes and mineral water. With tip it was about $24 USD. A little pricey.
Our two dinners out were both eaten in local restaurants that I had read about on Trip Advisor. They were within walking distance of the hotel. Many of the restaurants in the area were open air or at least had an open air part to them. If you wanted the air conditioning, you could sit inside.
The first dinner out was at the Costa Azul , just a block or so from the hotel. It had good reviews. Stephanie had steak and fries, and I had the Corvina fish in a Creole sauce. She had a Balboa beer and I had ice tea that was heavily laced with lemon. We ordered tap water. The place looked clean so we figured the water was fine. We also ate a big order of Calamari plus a couple of salads. Total tab was around $25-a good value. We ate outside under an awning. It was an interesting place. There were a lot of locals, 3-4 Americans, and a mix of other foreigners. I got the impression it was a hangout for ex-pats.
Here are some of the pictures from the dinner at the Costa Azul restaurant.
If you wonder where this whole fish came from, it was actually another customer’s meal. He saw me snapping photos and wanted me to take a picture of his fish……whatever!
We ate our other dinner at a restaurant named The Terrace. I don’t have any pics of the food because it was so dark in the restaurant that we had to use the lights from our cell phones to read the menu. We split a hamburger and some chicken fingers. I didn’t figure you needed any photos of either of those. It was more of a bar than a restaurant.
Next-Leaving Panama and headed south to Ecuador