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“A little overpriced, service could be better”

Restaurante Los Lagartos
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Gamboa
Cuisines: Central American
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: This restaurant belongs to the hotel and is located on the Chagres river in a separate complex from the hotel. It was opened since 1998 or 1999 before the hotel started to operate.
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We went here to eat lunch during our weekend off on our work trip to Panama. Overlooks the canal. Buffet only and contains a mix of cold and hot dishes, with a sizeable selection of pasta and vegetable salads, quality was OK to my taste. Desserts are also available. I ordered a beer and received a can which was at room temperature. Just the buffet cost us 25$ excluding tax per person, which we found a little expensive for the quality.

Thank Marcin C
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

I have eaten at Los Lagartos by ordering off the menu and by doing the buffet. The buffet food is good, but not great, but it is all you can eat of a mix of Panamanian and international food. You will not leave hungry. The items I've eaten off the menu, a hamburger and a quesadilla, were both excellent and large portions. If you are in Gamboa at lunch, there are very few locations to eat, making Los Lagartos a good choice. No matter what you eat, the view of the river is fantastic.

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Reviewed 20 March 2016

Eating al fresco at this restaurant was a very pleasant experience. The buffet was excellent and service was great as there were 44 of us to feed.

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Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Have a a nice buffet lunch here. Not a very large buffet but certainly adequate. Great soup and fresh salad. Lovely view overlooking the lake. Enough ceiling fans to keep away flies while dining alone fresco. Great spur of the moment decision!

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Reviewed 18 February 2016

I agree with other reviewers, the location was great the food was average. We had an option of choosing the buffet or ordering from the menu, after looking at the buffet, my family of 7 all chose to order from the menu and am glad that we did. If you happen to be in Gamboa, I would try this restaurant for the view but wouldn't make a special trip out to do so. It is worth mentioning that the staff and service were wonderful, hence to extra point in rating.

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