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Mi Ranchito

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Isla Naos | Amador Causeway, Panama City 0843-0124, Panama
+507 228-4909
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Columbus, Ohio
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015

I stopped here with my fiancee on way to our hotel. The place was clean. Service was good. The food was standard Panama food and very reasonably priced. Had fried yuca and patacones with chorizo and Panama BEER.

Thank Hrtfixr9
New York City, New York
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64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015

We had a short time to spare in between tours. We notified the waiter when we sat down of our limited time. He was able to suggest some options that would have us in and out in about 40 minutes. Even though we were in a rush, we were able to enjoy our food, the view and a nice cold... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

nice location, and when sitting towards the rear, you have a nice quiet table and a view of the marina harbor behind the restaurant. food was typical, and prices were in line of it´s competitors.

Thank Ed P
San Jose, Costa Rica
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Every time that I have to go to Panamá, I must visit this restaurant. Great service, excellent food and the price normal. My favorite dish is the Cóctel de Camarón, I recommended to try next time that you visit this place, won't regret.

Thank tatmacc
Panama Cit,y, Panama
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

One of the oldest food venues on the causeway, this restaurant offers one main building with several little ranchos where you can sample several local dishes. View is okay depending on where you are placed, but you can certainly feel the sea breeze as you are fronting the second island island of the causeway with the little cove behind it.... More 

Thank Leutanant_Freck
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198 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

Despite the fact that Mi Ranchito is off the beaten track, you'll feel rewarded once you get there. There's nothing fancy about it, but the outdoor patio is very soothing for a meal with a few friends or family. Try the ceviche to start and the Shrimp al Ajillo as your main dish. The side of tostones are delicious, but... More 

Thank Derek F
Culver City, California
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Busy Saturday night with wait, traditional Panamanian seafood-focussed cuisine, musicians. Requested water and mixed drinks; water was reluctant to come to the table. Server disappeared (on break?). Our minimal yet adequate Spanish was seen as an inconvenience, not as an invitation to break out some Panamanian hospitality. This is on the Amador Causeway which is constructing a park across the... More 

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Torres Novas, Portugal
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123 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015

This place is always packed at lunchtime with people waiting as well. Not sure if its because its almost the only place open at this time. Service is good, the food is inexpensive and not bad either.

Thank linedanceangel
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2015

We visited this place as the final meal for our tour group visit to Costa Rica and Panama. The setting is potentially good but currently the view of Panama City is obscured by a road construction wall. Service was slow from the start and repeatedly mistakes were made on orders and drinks. The white wine was warm, the cocktails weak.... More 

Thank Matthew T
Oslo, Norway
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2015

One of my Panamanian host's long time favourites! Try Mixto de marisco al ajillo! Try to find one of the inside tables near the water! Later in the evening, take a leisurely walk along the Causeway near the colourful Museo de la Biodiversidad!

Thank Omingmak

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Latin, Seafood, Central American, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Isla Naos | Amador Causeway, Panama City 0843-0124, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 228-4909
Mi Ranchito Restaurant is the perfect environment to enjoy with family, friends and tourists; a familiar restaurant that offers a menu of varied Panamanian foods, with particular attention in preparing seafood at affordable prices to all visitors.Our style and decoration provides an opportunity to spend an enjoyable time. Part of its structure is a ranch of indigenous Panamanian style in an open-air environment. It is a good place for breakfast, lunch or dinner; enhanced with a happy and live music.

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