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Restaurante Los Lagartos

Gamboa Rainforest Resort | Zona 5 | Soberania National Park, Gamboa 0801, Panama
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good42%
  • Average25%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (18 reviews)
“the river” (11 reviews)
“panama canal” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
Gamboa Rainforest Resort | Zona 5 | Soberania National Park, Gamboa 0801, Panama
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Beautiful dining rooms open to the river. Nice lunch while watching waterbirds, water mammals, and crocs. The restaurant was offering a buffet lunch the day we were there and it was pretty good. There's also a salad bar that had a wide choice of veggies...More

Thank BlueNWashington
Reviewed January 22, 2018

We normally go to the main resort buffet which has a huge selection well presented and pretty good food, this time we were diverted to this restaurant which was very dissapointing with the quality of food i'd expect from a fonda and about the same...More

Thank 68fury
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

The best view of Gamboa with a good and helpfull staff. Not too much options of food but nice food. I will come back.

Thank Agox
Reviewed November 22, 2017

while the restaurant was open and there was no sign that it was reserved for a special occasion we -couple- were denied entrance as they said they had a group coming in. We walked to the restaurant from Gamboa in pooring rain and no mercy...More

1  Thank maria k
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

We visited los Lagartos Restaurant on November 3rd. What a surprise! It took them more than one hour to bring the food to our table. When it fanally came it was cold and not fresh at all. We ordered french fries, as a side, and...More

Thank maisabel17
Reviewed October 8, 2017

They know they are the only option, so the price is quite a bit higher than you would find in Panama City for the same price.

Thank lostroptrav
Reviewed April 15, 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 April 1, 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 March 2, 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 February 23, 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank richard s
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
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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