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Mercado de Mariscos

Avenida Balboa | and Calle 15 Este, at Cinta Costera, Panama City, Panama
+507 212-0071
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“fresh seafood” (24 reviews)
“ceviche” (131 reviews)
“lobster” (16 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American
Avenida Balboa | and Calle 15 Este, at Cinta Costera, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 6 days ago

staff struggles to get you to their place. Don´t know how to pick the best one, but i doubt one being particularily bad. it seems they all serve pretty much the same at a similar price. It is amazingly loud. Once seated it mighjt take...More

Thank marklaseve
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After wandering around for 10 minutes, we finally gave in and picked for dinner one of the stalls among the ones still open. We never had ceviche before, so we tried a couple of different ones: fish ceviche and shrimp ceviche. We could feel they...More

Thank Camikat1708
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at cevicheria la promesa. The sea food was so fresh. I had a lobster ceviche and then a mixed sea food in creole sauce. My only mistake asking for yuca and not rice. If you love sea food you should it here. The...More

Thank Saby d
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We went there twice and had ceviche, fried calamari, lobster and gambas. There are plenty of similar food stalls, we tried two different ones, but we can´t tell any difference. It was really fresh with very nice waiters. Although we have to say that we...More

Thank Marietta69
Reviewed 4 September 2017

An open air resturant where you not only get great fresh seafood, but a chance to mingle with the locals.Good music to enjoy while you wait for your food to be cooked. Choose your fish which is freshly caught and cooked on the spot. Red...More

Thank 4GI
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We've been here already twice at the restaurant "Marineros" the first time around we ordered clams in garlic sauce as entree and later on scampi in garlic sauce and grilled sea bass. Everything comes with a side dish of either plantain chips, coconut rice with...More

Thank Lirodin24
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We walked along Cintra Costera from Caso old town and decided to have a spot of lunch at the Seafood Market. As tourists we stuck out like a sore thumb so were accosted by about 6 waiters from various restaurants all holding their menu boards...More

Thank Fliss55
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Very inexpensive but not a pleasant experience. Too many aggressive stall employees and the food is not worth it in the end. We ended up getting two different kinds of ceviche and neither was worth the trip to the market.

Thank GlobetrotterSteve
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This place was recommended by our Uber driver as he was dropping us off at Casco Viejo. The minute you walk up you are accosted by many folks to eat at their restaurant. We randomly selected a spot ( not too random , they had...More

Thank Caligirl1989
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

As soon as you enter the fish market you'll be hounded by people trying to get you into their restaurants. There's a great deal to choose from so we walked around for a while to see all that was on offer. I decided to go...More

Thank Christian R
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Balboa | and Calle 15 Este, at Cinta Costera, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 212-0071
Seafood plays a central role in Panama City dining—and no place captures it better than the Mercado de Mariscos. At this fish market, you’ll literally bump into fishermen carrying their catches and taking them to the many vendors inside. Be sure to order an affordable and super-fresh cup of ceviche on the first floor—or head to the super-casual but delicious sit-down seafood eatery upstairs.
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