Restaurante Las Bóvedas
Good for: Amosphere and Panamanian food
Not good for: Parking can be tough
- Casco Viejo Plaza de Francia
- tel, info: 228 8058
- from 18:00, closed Sun
Lonely Planet review for Restaurante Las Bóvedas
This utterly unique French restaurant is set in the vaults of a 300-year-old fort that housed political prisoners for most of the 19th century - fortunately for the crowds who converge here on the weekends, the ghosts of the past haven't had a deleterious effect on the cooking. Specializing in local seafood with a French twist, the menu varies daily, subject to the catch of the day, but always includes a fish fillet, mixed seafood and a cut of steak just to round things out a bit.
A guitarist performs in the last vault nightly except Friday and Saturday, when there's jazz; the music usually starts around 21:00.