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Restaurante Clarita

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Latin, Seafood, Soups, South American, Central American
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Down the Hill from the Roundabout | Across from the Police Station, Panama Province, Panama
+507 6518-5396
06:30 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 06:30 - 20:00
Fri 06:30 - 20:30
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 20:00
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had lunch on our second day here. The place isn't fancy but none of the places are on the island. Great local place to grab a delicious local plate. Worth the try!

Thank EiteHost
Panama City, Panama
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

On a familiarization tour of the island and found Clarita's to be the best local breakfast on the ferry side of the island.

1 Thank Micaela G
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

We had lunch here. I don't think there was a choice but as we don't speak Spanish and they dnt speak English we went with what the locals were eating. It turned out to be meatballs, rice, lentils and a bit of salad and it was lovely. There were 4 of us. We had 2 beers and 2 soft drinks.... More 

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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Its a fonda, but quite good! Keep in mind that you need to go during certain hours, since it is a fonda , meaning you will only have the food that they cook that day, and if it is available. It is very modest, but it is worth it. We went twice, and both times the food was great! the... More 

1 Thank PTYTraveler
Milan, Italy
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

we had 3 dinners here, I think is the best (and only) place where to eat in Contadora. It's a tipical local tavern, for local and tourist. Local dishes, try casado or pescado empanizado, very good, served with rice, bean, patacones, vegetables. Cheap price (compared with the average in Contadora, that is very expensive)

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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

The atmosphere is very basic. Food is good and much more reasonably priced compared to other places on the island.

Thank Roxanne A
Birmingham, Alabama
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258 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

In our few days on the Island we kept finding our way back to Claritas. We had a breakfast of scrambled eggs with chorizo and a fried bread served along with a couple of cups of really good coffee. $6 or $7 each. One day we stopped in for lunch of soup...chicken soup. It was very tasty and hearty. The... More 

Thank Leigh-Traveler2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

We have eaten in Clarita every day for lunch. They serve one daily dish for lunch which was always very tasty and fresh. If you are looking for simple home made food, this is the place to go.

Thank Barcatko
Prague, Czech Republic
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

We've been here twice for lunch, it is a simple, no fuss no frills cafe with one dish for lunch for 5 dollars, both times was perfect!

Thank Srdjan M
Toronto, Canada
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135 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

We were recommended Claritas for lunch, it's a green house by the only other supermarket on the island. It's a small outdoor cafeteria style place with three items that are recited by the chef/owner/server. They speak zero English so be ready with a Spanish Siri or phrase book. The food is tasty and clearly made with lots of gusto and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Latin, Seafood, Soups, South American, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Cash Only, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Down the Hill from the Roundabout | Across from the Police Station, Panama Province, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Pearl Islands  >  Contadora Island
  • Phone Number: +507 6518-5396
Restaurant Clarita the best food with the lowest rate in the IslandSpecialists Fried Chicken fries and fried fish.Our breakfast the best with the famous HojaldressoupsPanamanian food, specially prepared for you to enjoy.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?