The Most Romantic Restaurants in Panama City

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Brittney Schering

Romance is alive and well in Panama City with plenty of perfect restaurants for a special love-filled evening. Here are some of the best, most romantic restaurants on offer in Panama City.

1. Restaurante Angel

Restaurant, Spanish, Seafood, Mediterranean, European

Fine dining
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This Spanish spectacle is what fine dining dreams are made of. The dishes are delectable, with seafood, European, Spanish, and Mediterranean fare on offer – there is something deliciously divine for every palate. Supreme service and delicious wine make this intimate, beautiful restaurant the perfect place for a romantic date night.

2. American Trade Hotel

Hotel Restaurant, Restaurant, Contemporary

To start off on a fancy foot, American Trade Hotel is famous for serving a divine brunch. Among Panama City’s most elegant spaces, an unmistakable signature style, design, and history excude from the walls and unique infrastructure of this 1917 build. Culture and contemporary art make it a most popular, sophisticated destination to dine for visitors in Panama.

3. Tantalo

Bar, Pub, Hotel Restaurant, Boutique Hotel Restaurant, Restaurant, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails

At the top of an artsy boutique hotel and popular restaurant is a favorite rooftop lounge that draws crowds of locals and travelers. Tantalo was the first rooftop bar in Casco Viejo, and it is known for playing great music and offering up delicious cocktails, featuring a generous happy hour. Grab a bite to eat in the hotel restaurant and have a look at the rotating art installations.

4. Tio Navaja

Restaurant, Contemporary, Central American, Vegetarian, Vegan

Not to be missed, Tio Navaja is an extraordinarily intimate, divine dining experience. The restaurant is small but cozy and so beautiful. The dishes are ever-fresh and spectacularly displayed to perfection. Head upstairs to Mula Bar for after dinner cocktails to continue the lovely romantic night in Casco Viejo.

5. La Vespa Ristorante & Cocktail Bar

Cocktail Bar, Restaurant, Pizzeria, Mediterranean, Italian, Vegan, Fast Food, Vegetarian, Beer, Wine, Cocktails

The best Italian fare with a Mediterranean twist in Panama can be found at La Vespa Ristorante & Cocktail Bar. With divine pasta dishes and delectable pizzas on the menu, La Vespa also features live music performances and incredible cocktails. Come for the food, stay for the ambiance.

6. Donde José

Diner, Restaurant, Panamanian, South American

Donde José is a much talked about, extraordinary dining experience unique to Panama. Making the list of the world’s best restaurants, the meal is a ten-course, Panama-centric tasting and requires reservation as the just 16-seat eatery is quickly booked for as long as months on end. Don’t miss this.

7. Barcelona

Restaurant, Spanish

Traditional Spanish fare with a modern twist, Barcelona offers sophisticated, extravagant cuisine. Serving both breakfast and brunch, Barcelona incorporates fresh, local Panamanian culinary style with a blend of international flavor into each unique, aromatic, delicious dish. Barcelona is a divine treat to be enjoyed.

8. Cava 15

Restaurant, Contemporary

This intimate sky lounge wine bar offers light fare and delightful drinks in a contemporary dining atmosphere high in the sky with beautiful views of the city. The extensive, world-class wine list is sure to please the connoisseur as well as the casual wine enthusiast.

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