The Road to Yaviza restaurants

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 (around US$4) include stewed chicken, grilled meat, rice …
Panamanian in Yaviza

Mi Niña Nidia

We might visit this place for the name alone, but its eyrie-like position above the main street and overlooking the port is a major draw (as is a quick breakfast before the boat to El Real sets sail).
Panamanian in Metetí

Restaurante Paso a Paso

This very basic fonda on the west side of the Interamericana just before (or after) you cross the Metetí River serves simple chicken and pork dishes with the inescapable patacones (fried plantains).
Panamanian in Yaviza

Fonda El Puerto

This very simple place opposite the ferry pier serves up the usual comida típica, local fare that offers few surprises but will get you through the day.