Top Choice Panamanian in La Palma

Restaurante Lola

A clean and cheerful cafe serving shrimp or fish criollo-style (with a flavorful sauce) in addition to grilled meats.
Panamanian in Metetí

Restaurante Doña Lala

Cheap and cheerful, this spotless cafeteria-style restaurant is usually packed with locals. Breakfasts like shredded beef and eggs are popular. Lunch options include stewed chicken, grilled meat, rice and plantains.…
Panamanian in The Road to Yaviza


Roadside restaurant Avicar serves traditional country-style Panamanian dishes. You’re likely to share a table with some pretty interesting characters.
Panamanian in Sambú

Comidas Benedicta

You can get cheap and tasty meals at Comidas Benedicta, where US celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain dined when in Sambú.
Panamanian in La Palma

La Paila del Pueblo Restaurante

Offers inexpensive meals (think soup or meat with rice) in a waterfront setting. Avoid the bathroom.
Panamanian in El Real

Fonda Doña Lola

A cheap eatery serving rice and meat dishes with fried plantains.