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El Rincon Habanero

Via Argentina | Bellavista, Panama City 0823, Panama
+507 213-2560
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“ropa vieja” (4 reviews)
“vaca frita” (2 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
$$ - $$$
Via Argentina | Bellavista, Panama City 0823, Panama
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1 - 10 of 29 reviews

Reviewed 15 October 2017

Haven't eaten here, but always see a steady stream of satisfied customers. Service, good friendly and a great place to hide from the rain. The chicharrons are a good accompaniment to your beer, just be careful you don't crack a tooth.

Thank AppletonsJamaicaRum
Reviewed 20 May 2017

The black beans were hard and the food was cold as ice. It is a small restaurant, with NO parking. But the basis of Cuban food is the black beans, and they were hard as nails. And the food was cold. I would never go...More

Thank Gobernador57
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We went here on our last night. The service was fine. The food came out super quick which made men uncertain. I got the roasted pork which was ok but bland. The yuca was garlicky. Not sure I'd come back.

Thank IndigoBoy0
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I had the chance to share a meal with a cuban person, their opinion was that the food could not be more tipical, personaly I really enjoyed my meal, very flavourful, tipical music and surroundings, even got to meet the owner, an elderly gentleman from...More

Thank luc p
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Great food and amazing prices! I'd recommend this place as a good local stop. Have the Ropa Vieja, it was great!

Thank Magoo C
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This is a sweet and comfortable little "rincon" restaurant with fun pictures on the walls, Cuban men laughing and joking with each other, and an old wooden espresso bar and wood paneling. The place had a pleasant "old time" feel and a warm, welcoming ambience....More

Thank Tracy G
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I think it was the owner who greeted me. Ordered Vaca Frita and it came with a bowl of bean soup. Very tasty and the white rice tasted smooth (not dry) Fast service

Thank neko888
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I went to this place, I like Cuban food, service seems ok until they bring my order, lechon, ripe plantains and patacones. The owner came to greet us and chat, but we ask for some more plaintain, and the owner wanted to charge the server...More

Thank blessedxu
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Visiting PTY from MIA...gotta say it's as close as you're gonna get to the real thing. Is it mama's cooking? No. But does it hit the spot? Yes! Wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was. Great spot.

Thank ATLConrad
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Had a great Cuban meal last Wednesday night, Ropa Vieja and tostones. Terrific Mojitos.. Others mentioned the lady not too friendly, found that not to be true, she is the only one there and very busy and has very limited English. Thought she was charming.

Thank Chris G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Argentina | Bellavista, Panama City 0823, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 213-2560
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