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Restaurante Los Lagartos

$$ - $$$South American,
Gamboa Rainforest Resort | Zona 5 | Soberania National Park, Gamboa 0801, Panama
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good43%
  • Average23%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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“lunch” (17 reviews)
“fish” (4 reviews)
“panama canal” (11 reviews)
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South American, Central American
$$ - $$$
Gamboa Rainforest Resort | Zona 5 | Soberania National Park, Gamboa 0801, Panama
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1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 15 April 2017

If you looking to eat in a place with a view, this is it. The only problem is that it is only open for a few hours and they only have the buffet. We had great seats observing the view and even saw a cayman....More

Thank bandit153
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

we ate lunch buffet nice and clean servers were friendly and attentive. We got to see little cocodrilo outside by the lake and we got a chance to feed them bread! 😱 first time i saw one live and moving

Thank Liz P
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We have taken visiting friends there in years past, and enjoyed the foods we selected from the menu. This time it was a pretty expensive buffet only, and of the four of us, we had nothing we really liked, other than the desserts. The fish...More

Thank Marilyn M
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Same food as at Resort for dinner. Nice outside dining with view of river and ships passing through the canal.

Thank richard s
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We were heading to Agua Clara Locks and stopped for lunch as a detour. Buffet was OK, but quite expensive at over $100 for two adults and two kids. Not much else in Gamboa though.

Thank Marcus P
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

When staying at Gambia Rainforest Resort they brag of 3 restaurants. This is one of them. It's the main restaurant. They have expensive prices for average tasting food and poor service. Most people are bused to the resort so you can't leave to go else...More

1  Thank t d
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Went on a Sunday during the Green Season. Not too crowded, and I was quickly seated. The buffet had three main sections - salads & cold dishes, hot dishes, and desserts. The food was average+, but the price was pretty steep - with tax $30.

Thank CtFreddie
Reviewed 5 August 2016

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed eating lunch here while we were on a tour of the Gamboa rain forest. The view over the Panama Canal and the Chagres River and was phenomenal! The customer service was excellent. The variety of foods at the buffet...More

Thank deb-terr
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has really good view of the Chagress river and the ships passing through the Panama canal. Was overpriced but for us it was part of the package. The quality and the variety of the food was not that great and could be improved...More

Thank Rajesh P
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We went here to eat lunch during our weekend off on our work trip to Panama. Overlooks the canal. Buffet only and contains a mix of cold and hot dishes, with a sizeable selection of pasta and vegetable salads, quality was OK to my taste....More

Thank Marcin C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gamboa Rainforest Resort | Zona 5 | Soberania National Park, Gamboa 0801, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Colon Province  >  Gamboa
This restaurant belongs to the hotel and is located on the Chagres river in a separate complex from the hotel. It was opened since 1998 or 1999 before the hotel started to operate.
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