The Best Food Trucks in Panama City

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Brittney Schering

Most food trucks that take up residence in Panama City have decided to park in San Francisco. The most famous truck is Esa Flaca Rica, which almost always has a line of hungry folks eager to feast. Check it out for their signature burger. A few other grub trucks in San Francisco include Anti-Burger, Pig Backside, What Da Fork, and The Smoke Truck. Each food truck offers its own unique taste for foodies to explore.

1. Esa Flaca Rica

Food Truck, Seafood, Fast Food, Street Food, Fusion, Central American

This food truck is almost always featuring a long line of folks awaiting the famous El Choripan dish or one of their iconic burgers, including the cheeseburger and the la flaca sexy burger. Come hungry!

2. Anti-Burger

Food Truck, American, Fast Food, Street Food, Vegetarian

As the name suggests, this food truck has a soft spot for vegetarians as one of few locations in Panama City that offer veggie burgers. The truck itself is known for affordable casual dining in the ritzy ‘hood of San Francisco.

Veggie burger; Lara604/flickr

3. Pig Backside

Food Truck, Street Food, Panamanian, American

This is the one-stop truck for southern-style barbecue staples. The pulled pork sandwich is said to be divine. Other favorite items include burgers and baked potato pie.

5. The Smoke Truck

Food Truck, Restaurant, Contemporary, Street Food, Seafood, Fast Food

This food truck is best known for its ribs and poutine. Also on the men are the pulled pork burger, brisket, and pollo asado. They also have a vegetarian lentil burger for a healthy option.

6. The Wolf Truck

Restaurant, Contemporary

This San Miguelito staple is said to have the best burgers in Panama City. Great for a quick bite, try it for dinner.

7. Retro Food Truck

Restaurant, American, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

© insatiablemunch/Flickr

This food truck is all about burgers and hot dogs. For a retro vintage feel, this new food truck is sure to please.

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