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Las Bovedas

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Plaza de Francia | Calle 1, Panama City, Panama
+507 228-8058
12:00 - 00:00
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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big mistake. This place was touted as historically interesting (true), gourmet food (pretty good) and a live jazz venue on Fridays (as an inveterate jazz fan, I couldn't wait). My party of 4 had reservations for Friday night. We asked what time we should have dinner so as not to disturb the music.... We booked for 8:15, got seated originally... More 

Thank jellevant
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We read positive reviews on TripAdvisor so we went. The grilled corvina (always fresh and delicious in other restaurants in the 3 weeks of our Panama visit) was definitely frozen. Poor. The pasta with seafood was average at best. The Greek Salad was fresh and great. The octopus wth garlic was tough as nails. This place is a tourist trap.... More 

Thank Charlene S
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Attended Las Bovedas as part of a group business dinner. The restaurant was polite and well trained. The food was great. I had sea bass, with mashed potatoes and asparagus all delicious. Chose the “tree tomato” mouse dessert and it was a rare treat. It was a light and delicious orange, and almost passion fruit like delectable mix. We dinned... More 

Thank gisell05
Culver City, California
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355 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

While walking around the area during the day, I was intrigued by Las Bovedas - and it was recommended by a local as having good French food. When I returned at night, I noticed quite a set up of tables outside - which were being held for a large group that had not yet arrived. I was ushered into a... More 

Thank GareThere
Calgary, Canada
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104 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

It was our anniversary on Feb. 29th so what better place to celebrate Lucky #7 than in a former dungeon! We enjoyed a wonderful meal, a terrific bottle of wine, and excellent service in the wonderful atmosphere of Las Bovedas. We asked to be moved to a quieter room as the noise level is amplified by the high ceilings and... More 

Thank shmacculloch
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

This restaurant is at the far point of the old city in Panama. We made a reservation although the restaurant was pretty slow on this night. The service was great - they have a high level menu in English but I would have appreciated a detailed menu in English. Our server was great although he only spoke a little English... More 

Thank shaybaby25
State College, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

This restaurant sits in the oldest part of Panama City. They offer both indoor and outdoor seating. The staff were very nice and extremely attentive. We had a lot of questions about the menu and although their English was not great they were helpful in answering all of them. The food was absolutely delicious. Notable was the garlic octopus appetizer... More 

Thank brr5092
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

We have eaten here several times over the last few visits and we truly enjoy the experience every single time. It is a fun place to eat simply in the fact that the building is so old and has true history. We appreciate the courtesy of all of the staff, especially the chef (his name escapes me). Couple all of... More 

Thank chap1342
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Great food and great service. The restaurant was a bit slow on the evening we went, but the food was worth it.

1 Thank JaclynSardar
Panama City, Panama
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

Las Bovedas is a wonderful restaurant to eat at, especially if you enjoy fresh seafood. The service is excellent. The location is spectacular, located in the middle of Plaza de Francia in Casco Antiguo. It is a little pricey but you get your money's worth.

1 Thank Kim C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza de Francia | Calle 1, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 228-8058

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