, is more well-known for its beaches than its eats, but some of the city’s few restaurants are undeniably amazing. Here is a list of ten to bring your appetites to when in Coronado.
Don Chacho Grill
Restaurant, Fusion, Central American, Panamanian, Steakhouse, $$$
Don Chacho Grill is a spectacle in Coronado. Divine dishes are paired with incredible cocktails, delicious sangria, and a full bar. And as good of a restaurant as this is, its bar is definitely also worth checking out. With delightful décor, this is a warm and welcoming favorite in Coronado.
Luna Rossa Ristorante e Pizzeria
Restaurant, Italian, $$$
So close to the beach you can walk, Luna Rossa is an intimate, dimly lit, gorgeous Italian restaurant. With a menu full of mouthwatering options like gnocchi, ravioli, fettuccini, and lasagna, Luna Rossa also makes a delectable pizza and scrumptious desserts like tiramisu and panacotta. Enjoy one (or two) with a cappuccino after dinner.
Todo Al Carbon
Restaurant, Fusion, Central American, South American, $$$
This quaint, intimate restaurant offers an extraordinary roasted chicken prepared over an open pit in the center of the dining room for just $5 USD, including sides (also offered is an equally remarkable roasted turkey)! The pricing on the rest of the menu is equally reasonable and with a pleasant vibe, Todo Al Carbon is a great choice for a more low-key Coronado dinner.
La Carreta Steakhouse
Restaurant, Steakhouse, $$$
Enjoy a juicy Argentinian steak or domestic beef, chicken, pork, and seafood at this Coronado steakhouse. Open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday as well as all day on Sundays, La Carreta is the place to go if you’re craving steak. The restaurant also offers an all-you-can-eat barbecue on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., so bring your appetite!
The Blarney Stone
Pub, Irish, Pub Grub, $$$
A favorite from Panama City has made its way to Coronado with Blarney Stone, a restaurant and pub that people visit for its booze as well as its grub. Blarney also offers great happy hour specials, which entices the already-eager patrons who frequent this beloved establishment.
507 Lounge and Café
Cafe, Fusion, Central American, $$$
507 Lounge and Café is the perfect place to begin your day or to stop by for an afternoon pick-me-up in the form of a margarita. This quaint outdoor café serves light and flavorful dishes for breakfast and lunch, as well as snack-style appetizers for pairing with coffee or a cocktail in its bar overlooking the street.
Picasso Bar & Restaurant
Restaurant, Contemporary, Italian, Vegetarian, $$$
Named after the famous painter, Picasso is a pizza restaurant in Coronado also serving fresh salads and tapas. It was one of the first establishments in the city to begin offering a regular happy hour of drink specials and since it attracted a very happy crowd, the concept of happy hour stuck and spread to other bars in Coronado. Picasso is a local favorite and among the best bars and restaurants of Coronado.
Restaurant, Pub Grub, Seafood, $$$
Big Lobster is a seafood restaurant known for serving phenomenal ceviche. With a relaxed ambiance, this small, intimate space is perfect for a romantic dinner. Next to the favored ceviche, the lobster is also famous for being mouth-watering. This Coronado spot serves up excellent quality seafood for a fair price and will not disappoint.
Vieni Qua Pizzeria
Restaurant, Italian, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
Vieni Qua Pizzeria is an Italian eatery in Coronado that serves delectable pizza and pasta. Noted for generous portion sizes and genuine customer service, Vieni Qua Pizzeria is a vegetarian-friendly spot with vegan options as well.
BlueBay Coronado Beach Resort
Restaurant, Fusion, Central American, Caribbean, $$$
The Coronado Resort features four restaurants and bars within its perimeter, along with conference rooms, beautiful gardens, an equestrian center, a full spa, an Olympic-sized pool, professional tennis courts, and more. If you’re going to Coronado and are looking to splurge, stay at or at least visit the Coronado Resort.