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La Vieja Panaderia

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Main Street | Santacatalina Veraguas Panama, Santa Catalina, Panama
+507 6900-5776
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George Town, Grand Cayman
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i was drawn in by the delicious smell from their pizza oven! the pizza was just what i needed after a long day on the ocean. the owner was very friendly and attentive. they also have wifi which was great!

Thank tiopatatas
Malaga, Spain
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110 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at Villa Vento Surf hostel, just across the road and had breakfast at lavija both mornings. The service is good and fast; they have a good breakfast menu and their own bread, as it is also a bakery. Run by an Italian couple. I believe they are also a pizza restaurant for lunch and dinner, although we... More 

Thank Noelia V
Columbia, South Carolina
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70 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was located a few steps from our room at Rolos Cabanas. Very conveniently located at the end of main street where the road stops at the Pacific Ocean. Fresh food at a great price. the shrimp in sauce on rice was my favorite. Outdoor,casual eating,

Thank Steve C
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My recommendation is the Hindu sandwicht which is more spicy and less borign than what you normally get in Panama. Calculate with 5 US $ minimum for a breakfast. Also tried different egg dishes and the cereal breakfast. All okay. Add a croissant if you are not full.

Thank Laik2Travel
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The Staff is wonderfull, meals exelent and I recommend this place all... I think it is the best restaurant in Santa Catalina, and They have Wi-Fi :D

Thank Grzegorz M
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We ate all 3 meals here one day. The breakfast menu was limited but both the crepes and the banana pancake we ordered were good. The coffee/lattes were great! The fresh bread they use on their lunch sandwiches is amazing and highly recommended! But the pizza we had at dinner was terrible. The toppings were minimal (i.e. Canned mushrooms, hardly... More 

Thank cactusgirl2016
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

basic breakfast menu w/ friendly serve and reasonable to slightly expensive price. I would have liked it better if they had a garden or trees on the open space next to outside seating area.

Thank IlianaPanama
Boquete, Panama
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Thank you for the best breakfast (Ensalada de Frutas con Yogurt y Cereales), Lunch (VEGETARIAN Burger) and Dinner (superb italian Pizza)! All served with fresh juice and delicious coffee. Espero que nos vemos prontissimo!

Thank lani116
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

If you are in Santacatallina you will fall in love with that place: best coffee, best sandwiches, best pizzas, best lasagne and if they would have had mascarpone I am sure they would also make the best tiramisu in town!!! the place is run by a lovely Italien couple who cook with expertise but more importantly with a lot of... More 

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Chur, Switzerland
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226 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The best food in town - hands down. After months on the road - this is food heaven. We ate here 3 meals a day during our 3 day stay in Santa Catalina. Its an older Italian couple that runs this place. They have amazing coffee because their coffee machine is imported from Italy. Delicious bread, croissants (get a chocolate... More 

Thank swiss_globetrotter86

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Santacatalina Veraguas Panama, Santa Catalina, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Veraguas Province  >  Santa Catalina
  • Phone Number: +507 6900-5776

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?