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International in Isla Contadora

Gerald's Restaurant

This thatched restaurant attached to the B&B of the same name has some of the best food on the island. It's certainly where you would go for a little ambience, though it's still casual. Options include good pizz…
Italian in Isla Contadora

Casa Tortuga

Touted as one of Contadora's best restaurants, this frenetic place decorated with street art with seating inside and in a small garden is the kind of place where your spaghetti alle vongole metamorphoses into a pizz…
Seafood in Isla Contadora

Pimienta y Sal

This pretty little eatery in a nautically themed bungalow serves excellent fish and shellfish as well as some meat-based pasta dishes (US$7.50 to US$12.50) to appease ichthyophobes. Great cocktails make it a place t…
Bar in Isla Contadora

Capitan Morgan

This rather somber place named after the English buccaneer who burned Panamá Viejo to the ground in 1671 also moonlights as a disco and a restaurant (mains US$13.50 to US$27). But we don't come here to bop or bite b…
Panamanian in Isla Contadora

La Fonda de Clarita

This tiny outdoor eatery has good plain food that's popular with locals. Fish and chips is on the menu, but lunch specials such as chicken with patacones (fried green plantains) and burgers are bountiful.
Supermarket in Isla Contadora

Supermercado Contadora

Decent-sized supermarket down the hill from Air Panama.
Supermarket in Isla Contadora

Mini Market

Centrally located French-owned convenience store.