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Panama Joe's

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5100 E Second Street, Long Beach, CA 90803
+1 562-434-7417
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 02:00
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went a little earlier then happy hour started. Order a drink and a late lunch. Enjoyed the meal. Then happy hour started. Ordered a drink, got 2!! Awesome. Pina Colada's are one of the best I've tasted. Had to be made with real Coconut milk. Delicious.

Thank JLCCC1970
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great food (Burritos, Tacos, burgers, salads etc.) Great drinks 🍺, Margaritas, CoronaRita and more !!! With great service by pleasant staff, you will enjoy it !!!!!

Thank Michael M
Plano, Texas
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141 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The best chorizo I have eaten without question. The cheeses, jalapeño cream, eggs, and chorizo make a savory blend. Chips and salsa were disappointing as the chips were sprinkled with a flavored red powder - note to restaurateur, don't do this; your food doesn't need the help. If possible, request a table either on the sidewalk patio or just inside... More 

Thank texas_forrest
Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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229 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We went there last night with a large party and I had never been here before. Their crispy beef taco is one of the best that I have had; more of a roast beef than hamburger meat. And, their Chili Reneno was large, not one of those tiny ones. While the service started out pretty slow, the manager got on... More 

Thank Randy S
Sao Luis, MA
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

On Thursday night this place is a perfect place to have a good time with friends. The drinks are cheap and you only pay 5 bucks to enter.

Thank AAB92
New York City, New York
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159 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Ordered burritos on special. Order a pitcher of margarita the white shark was awesome. I would return again in the near future before I head back to NY City.

Thank Robert C
Long Beach, California
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Overrated, noisy, meathouse. General nuisance to an otherwise decent neighborhood. If your very young, don't mind relieving yourself in alleys or other people's bushes or walking by others doing so then this is the place to get drunk and hook up.

Thank Michael D
San Juan Capistrano, California
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Stopped in here for a drink after visiting another restaurant/bar on 2nd street. Bartender was great, friendly & professional. Sat at the bar and observed most drinks served in plastic cups...not what I was expecting. Beautiful bar of mahogany, brass & marble covered in TV's and a mix of whatever all over the walls. Not sure what their theme is...confusing.... More 

Thank Iwannago2
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90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

My husband had the beef torta and I had Cesar's salad we had some Margaritas. The chips and salsa are addictive great place good food went on a Sunday. Wish we tried brunch. If you can sit on patio fun to people watch. I like this place casual food is always good. Are waitress was nice and attentive food came... More 

Thank spfeismom@sbcglobal.net
Alexandria, Virginia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

This is a good Sunday brunch spot with a large Bloody Mary bar and unlimited mimosas with the specials. Good place. Be prepared to wait on the weekends.

Thank Cindy A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:30 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5100 E Second Street, Long Beach, CA 90803
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562-434-7417

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