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El Chitre

Main Street, Isla Colon, Panama
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good46%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“rice” (5 reviews)
“main street” (2 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Main Street, Isla Colon, Panama
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1 - 10 of 28 reviews

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The typical soda (if you know that from costa rica). A rice, beans, meat plate at 4.75... Big save in isla colon, where a bad burger can cost you 9 dollars. Absolutely recommended.

Thank Nat P
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Cheap and good eats served cafeteria style. I ate here at least once a day on my recent stay in Bocas. Most meals cost $3 to $5 . Clientele is overwhelmingly Panamanian. They know a good thing. I went to the restaurant on Calle 2....More

Thank 505badgolfer
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We kept trying to give Chitres a chance as it's cheap and central. But the service is appalling. We have friends who live here and the woman working on the main St is notoriously unkind. She messed up our order and then charged us extra,...More

Thank IngiD
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

The best kept secret in Bocas. Delicious local food that is full of flavour and doesn't even touch the hip pocket (I.e super cheap). Best empanadas in Central America and a nice traditional ambience makes for a complete dining experience. Main Street. Across from pharmacy...More

Thank Colin D
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

The food is very local, and you pick what you want, like rice/noodles with potato salad and meatballs or chicken. I recommend getting the brown rice. It is quite tasty because it is not just rice but mixed with some other ingredients. And the price...More

Thank HilltopsB-and-B
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Chitre is the local Restaurant that since years . They just opened a second place behind the Parque in Bocas town.

Thank amanap
Reviewed 28 January 2016

This Fonda had a great review in my travel guide. I love fonda - inexpensive local food. This one did not disappoint. I had the pork chops and my wife had the meatballs. The meatballs were awesome, the porkchop was fine. Each plate came with...More

1  Thank wayrobinson
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Fast self service, cute little restaurant, best prices !! Downtown, nice to watch the streetlife....

Thank Anna K
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

Came every day and sometimes twice in one day for their inexpensive and tasty local food. You get it straight away and there is enough variety to keep you coming back for more. A very decent meal for under 5 bucks you can't go wrong.

Thank David M
Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

One of the original places still going from when I first visited 14years ago. Still brilliant! Best value for money in the island, surely?

Thank Onlywayisginher
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon
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