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Restaurante Smiley's

$$ - $$$, , American
Main Street | Al Lado De Grupo Moreno, Pedasi, Panama
+507 6510-9652
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (50 reviews)
“burger” (25 reviews)
“tuna” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Central American, American
$$ - $$$
Main Street | Al Lado De Grupo Moreno, Pedasi, Panama
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11 - 20 of 321 reviews

Reviewed 9 June 2017

This is an American ex-pat place. The music on live Friday night was good, rock & roll. The food was very good and the drinks well made. The staff was attentive and the crowd enjoyed the evening.

1  Thank WestFarms
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Smiley's definitely brings a smile with its quality food and beverages. Twice a week they have live entertainment in the evening, a definite bonus! The staff is friendly and welcoming and provide a lovely spot to rest from your travels.

1  Thank jacky384
Reviewed 3 June 2017

OK, so this is the local hot spot in Pedasi, just like it would be if you were in Cabo San Lucas, or Quepos or Playa del Carmen, filled with ex-Pats, surfers, and locals looking for fun, good food, and fair prices. Excellent menu selection...More

Thank svletas
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Excellent service. Outdoor patio with good music. Superb burgers and beer with multi-lingual parrott

Thank Cam F
Reviewed 25 May 2017

My wife suggest me this place to have dinner since she tried before many times. As she said: quality and price are always good. It was!!

1  Thank David N
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Loved my smoked on site beef brisketby the Owner, John and excellent mashed potatoes and salad ! Love the owners and the good , small town music jam vibes! The energy was great! Food and music excellent! It's a Pedasi must see classic !

Thank Ecolumberjill
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I have been dining here for years. Even before it wad Smileys. Instead of the delicious smoked baby back ribs prepared by John I opted for a fresh dorado dinner with fresh tomatoes and garlic. Prepared correctly and served hot. Twice a week John has...More

Thank BigDogPanama
Reviewed 17 May 2017

If you are a Gin lover, this place is for you.... they have a good quality of Gins at a very reasonable prices. Food is also very good, you need to try the ribs. Every Tuesday a band will play some blues that you can...More

Thank Massiel S
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I was there on a Friday night which turns out to be the big evening for expats to gather and share stories. They're a gregarious and very helpful bunch, especially if you're considering a move to Pedasi.

Thank tbrown2112
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Not very welcoming...enough said. I found that a lot in Panama so I think it's more their nature. Completely different from Costa Rica

Thank richard t
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Bar, Central American, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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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