The Most Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Panama City

Spaghetti bolognese | © dbgg1979/Flickr
Spaghetti bolognese | © dbgg1979/Flickr
Photo of Brittney Schering
28 January 2018

Panama City is an impressively kid-friendly metropolis. Peppered with plush parks and ice creameries, many of the city’s best restaurants are also great locations for full family outings. Here are some of the best child-friendly restaurants in town.

Barrio Pizza

Pizzeria, Restaurant, Contemporary, Italian, $$$
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Barrio Pizza is a multi-cuisine pizzeria in Casco Viejo, with another location in Costa Del Este. Perfect for families, kids, groups, and walk-ins, as well as takeout and delivery, Barrio Pizza has a delectable assortment of pizzas on offer, along with the option to build your own.

Fonda Pritty Pritty

Restaurant, Panamanian, Chinese
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Sancocho de Gallina Criolla
Sancocho de Gallina Criolla | © WIKIRAICES / Wikicommons

For a taste of the local comida tipica, which translates to typical food, Panamanian home cooking can be found at the neighborhood fonda, frequented by locals more than tourists. Come for delicious rice, plantains, and Panama’s signature sancocho.

Fonda Lo Que Hay

Restaurant, Panamanian, Spanish, Central American, $$$
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This affordable establishment translates to “whatever’s around,” and it is a pop-up fonda featuring comfort food from Panama’s famous chef, José Carles, of the award-winning restaurant Donde José. While the latter is far more formal, Fonda Lo Que Hay is a great place to bring kids as it is cozy and casual.


Restaurant, Bar, Contemporary, Italian, Seafood, $$$
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Seafood | © stu_spivack/Flickr

This family-friendly restaurant offers Italian fare with delicious pizzas and seafood. The dishes most talked about are pizzas, followed by chicken and seafood. Along with fine fare is the remarkable view and superb location near lots of shopping and other activities on the Causeway.

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