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“Good food, slow service”

Monkey Lobby Bar in Gamboa Rainforest Resort
Ranked #3 of 3 Restaurants in Gamboa
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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Really tasty burgers, my picky New York husband liked the pizza. Slowest place on the planet! We waited 30 minutes a couple of times to be noticed by the wait staff. The view, fortunately, is excellent.

Thank VHBecker
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

This bar, and downstairs restaurant, needs the service of an experienced restaurant manager to bring up the quality of foods to a level commensurate with the cost and quality facility itself located in a prime rain forest location. The Gatun River breeze and view is outstanding (stayed here three nights).

Thank geoclock
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Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

We stayed here 4 nights and ate here 4 nights. Every night we would order Chardonnay wine and they would come back after about 10 minutes and say they only had Sauvignon blanc. One night 3 of us ordered the fish and they didn’t have any. One night we all ordered the seafood basket. It was so bad we could not tell the difference between the fish and shrimp, in look or taste! Now, the hamburger and fries were delicious along with the club wrap.
The first night we waited over an hour for 4 cold sandwiches and we were the first ones there but there were about 20 people there when we finally left.
I think they are in serious need of a new chef!

Thank Carolyn P
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Reviewed August 21, 2017

Limited bar menu with frozen, fried food options. We didn't travel to Panama to eat frozen french fries and hamburgers. I would have been happy with fried yucca or plantains. We would like to see more fresh, local food offered on the menu and more of a selection for appetizers.
The service is horrible! The servers take at least 15-20 minutes to bring you the menu, another 20 minutes to take your order, and another 30 minutes for the fried food to arrive. We sat here 6 times for lunch, dinner, and or drinks and never once, did the server come back and ask if we wanted another drink. We had to flag the server over every time to order another beverage. If we had transportation and weren't so isolated, I would have gone elsewhere.

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Thank Designingalife
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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

We are touring and staying at the resort. More on that later on another review. The whole place is very run down and need of a massive overhaul. Management is always the place to start. And top management here needs to be replaced. Food was over cooked... and from a frozen processed bag. Disappointed. I am sure the staff are mimicking management

Thank 3690Aussie
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