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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 5 August 2016

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed eating lunch here while we were on a tour of the Gamboa rain forest. The view over the Panama Canal and the Chagres River and was phenomenal! The customer service was excellent. The variety of foods at the buffet was terrific as there was absolutely something there to please everyone. We especially enjoyed all of the fresh fruits, vegetables and meat dishes that were available, particularly the fish as we are really watching our nutrition these days. This restaurant is also part of the Gamboa Rainforest Resort which also looks like an incredibly beautiful place to want to stay in.

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Thank deb-terr
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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has really good view of the Chagress river and the ships passing through the Panama canal. Was overpriced but for us it was part of the package. The quality and the variety of the food was not that great and could be improved a bit. The staff was quite nice and helpful as you find everywhere else in Panama.

Thank Rajesh P
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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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Thank Gregory K
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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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Thank RETIREDvatravelers
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