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Restaurante Smiley's

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Central American
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Main Street | Al Lado De Grupo Moreno, Pedasi, Panama
+507 6510-9652
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Madison, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch when we first arrived in Pedasi. Nice selection of sandwiches and BBQ. I had BBQ brisket sandwich and my husband has grilled chicken. The owner is American so he knows his BBQ. Beer was cold and fries were good.

Thank JCK055
Boquete, Panama
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The young lady serving us was very attentive. Not only was she very friendly but she also brought out the order very fast. The mixed ceviche was very tasty. The carolina style BBQ pork burger was nothing special. The atmosphere of the place was good. Would definitely go back and try some other items on the menu. Nice bonus: if... More 

Thank Alex P
Wiener Neustadt, Austria
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice and fresh food. We ordered fried fish and fried yuca... the hot pineapple sauce was WOW (you have to try it), and the tartara was good. Both homemade. We really hightly recommended. For sure we will be back!

Thank wientravelers
Sarasota, Florida
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333 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is probably the best restaurant in town. It is a gringo hangout. The food was good and the service is good but it is on island time, which is ok in Pedasi. We enjoyed our first evening in Pedasi here.

Thank John D
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always excellent! I have eaten here many times over the last 5 years, food and service is excellent.

Thank davidexpediar
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We eat here almost every day while in Pedasi. The food is always great! Get the ribs and Ermalinda's flan.

Thank pascualeencinitas
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Smiley's is the one of the best in town. John and Ermelinda are a delight and always make you feel at home when you arrive. The food is excellent and they have live bands every Tuesdays and Fridays'. You have to check Smiley's out and it's conveniently located right on the main street of town.

Thank takenereasy
St. Lucia
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed Smiley's. It's right on the Main Street. Can't miss it. We had whole fried fish with patacones (mashed fried plantain). Could have had more seasoning but it was still good. Waitress was quite nice and tolerated by half half Spanish. There's a live band that plays at nights (not sure if every night). Music videos played whilst we... More 

Thank DingSLU
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

My meal was delicious! Fresh fish and guandu rice. Since we stayed next door in Casa de Campo, this restaurant was pretty convenient. In fact, since we were a big party, my sisters went ahead and order and we arrived some 40 mins later. Our meals were warm and ready. The owner was really welcoming and nice. Thumbs up!

Thank Muriel M
Panama City, Panama
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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Its a nice place , clean and they have several tables. They have a variety of food but the main are American dishes (hamburguers, chicken etc). They have seafood also, The price is good.

Thank Yolemo M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
American, Bar, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Al Lado De Grupo Moreno, Pedasi, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Los Santos Province  >  Pedasi
  • Phone Number: +507 6510-9652
American/Panamanian Cuisine in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Beer, Wine and Liquor. Live Music on Tuesday and Friday nights. If you're a musician feel free to contact us ahead of time and we'll fit you into our venue. Our signature dishes include Slow Smoked Fallin' Off The Bone Ribs, Seared Blackened Tuna, Red Snapper Filet, Smoked Pork Sandwiches and much, much more. We are open everyday except Monday, 12 noon until late. Hope to see you soon. Even if you're not hungry stop by to catch up on the latest information for Pedasi and surrounding areas.

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