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Mostaza

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Panama City, Panama
+507 228-3341
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Dallas, Texas
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate lunch late so the restaurant wasn't crowded and the service was not hurried. My sister ordered the sea bass with champagne and capers sauce and her repeated comment was "this is good, so good". I had spaghetti w/garlic and oil with shrimp. Also very good. Just note that everything was priced a la carte. Nothing came with the sea... More 

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New Haven
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100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I stumbled into this restaurant in the afternoon one day and talked to a waiter who was a very nice and funny person about an evening reservation. Came with our group of 5. All had different dishes and everyone was very pleased with their meal. Good portions and excellent service, with a smile and efficiency but not too overbearing. For... More 

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Borden, Canada
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Went here with some friends for valentine's dinner it was very good although they raised there prices for the night by 2$ per entry and charged for your side dish , wife was happy with the rise. Wine is still good value here $20 for a nice bottle.

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Calgary
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527 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We wanted to have tapas, the traditional small dishes one shares, instead of larger dishes for lunch. We chose five items from the appetizer "entradas" menu: roasted red peppers "Che", asparagus with roasted garlic and shaved parmesan, baked provolone cheese served with crackers, pan (bread) espanol, and a baked portobello mushroom. This lovely lunch was complimented nicely with a "jarra"... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

You are always a little worried when you show up at a recommended restaurant and you are the only ones there. But initial fears were unfounded, we were just early for what was a delicious meal that started with grilled octopus and roasted bell peppers. Fish, pork, pasta or chicken, each dish was superbly prepared and plated. The Spanish ambiance... More 

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Miami, Florida
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284 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I have definitely had better ox tail but something about eating it in a very rustic old city makes it taste just right. Love this little quaint joint in the Casco Antiguo.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We live six months of the year in Casco Viejo and have eaten at most of the restaurants in our neighborhood . Mostaza is our favorite. The service is exemplary, the ambiance cozy and romantic at the same time and the food is fantastic. We always get the portobello mushroom in garlic sauce as an appetizer. The beef and seafood... More 

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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

One of the traditional restaurants in Casco Viejo, the Old City , with live music on the weekends, great food, different types of fishes, and a variety of vegetables in deifferent styles, international dishes, and a nice terrace in front of the place to seat when the weather is not rainy.

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Culver City, California
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363 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Walking by this restaurant several times, it looked like a quiet peaceful place to have a nice meal. And, in the evenings, Mostaza sets up tables outside - across the street in front of the Convento de Santo Domingo. Indeed, the restaurant is elegant inside - and I enjoyed my gin martini, and the ceviche appetizer very much. My friend... More 

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Brooklyn
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on Mostaza on a late Monday evening in the old city after finding two or three other places closed. Set across from a beautiful old church with outdoor seating (which we learned belonged to Mostaza), the small gem of a restaurant was a welcome find. The service was warm and friendly and we had a great meal -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Seafood, International, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 228-3341

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