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El Fogon

$$ - $$$South American,
Between Hotel Toledo & Hotel National, David 0426, Panama
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good48%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“patacones” (2 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
“shrimp” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
South American, Central American
$$ - $$$
Between Hotel Toledo & Hotel National, David 0426, Panama
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1 - 10 of 31 reviews

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

I was bold an asked them to cook mushrooms with garlic and olive oil. Also accompanied by steamed potatoes cooked in the same manner. This was not in the menu as a dish. I asked and they made it for me. I also ordered a...More

Thank 507fridazul
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I have been a few times to el Fogon. It is a family place and also a place to go with friends. The food is very good, patacones are great and beer is always cold. Definitelly a recomended place for family and or firends.

Thank JuanchoGalan
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

The food overall was great and the service was awesome, but the server got our accompaniments wrong and bought us an extra drink. The atmosphere is also very nice.

Thank Adriana W
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

If you are in David you have to stop by the Fogón Restaurant, great service, great prices, great food. From meat to sea food all fresh food. Cold beers and the best sangria!

Thank Roberto J. G
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Their seafood dishes are fresh and their flan is the best. You can order from a burger to a typical Panamanian dish and you will be glad, their food is very good. The service is great.

Thank Kimy A
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Not great, but now awful either. Very good service. Fish dishes good. Octopus ceviche a bit overcooked. Fish ceviche just OK, on the small side. El Fogón will get you thru the day. Oh, they are married to the National Brewery, which makes Balboa and...More

Thank MaxCrowePTY
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We have lived in Panamá for 10 years. When we first arrived this was a great restaurant. They moved and the service became terrible and the food mediocre. We tried one more time and that was the last time. No thank you.

Thank Karena066
Reviewed 15 November 2016

It just sort of feels like coming home when you enter El Fogon. You would not know from the outside what it is like inside.... plus it is air conditioned, a rarity for David restaurants. Good food, pretty good wait staff mostly more mature, comfortable...More

Thank tarzantheman
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a very large restaurant that is extremely neat and clean. The menu is extensive but we knew going in that we wante a hamburger. Our hamburgers were delicious and the fries were excellent. I would expect that the rest of the menu was...More

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Is very well kept restaurant own by a family with a lot of experience in this business. The food is very fresh very good and you can choose almost anything you like. Is confortable and the service is very good.

Thank Carlos S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Between Hotel Toledo & Hotel National, David 0426, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  David
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