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“Great Overall Grocery”
Review of Riba-Smith

Riba-Smith
Ranked #313 of 1,041 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: Central American
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Have visited different locations in Panama and have been equally satisfied each time. The variety of products is appreciated by locals and gringos alike. The stores are always clean and organized well and the cafeteria selections always look good and are affordable. And...the fresh ice cream is the best! Even if you're not into grocery shopping, a trip to Riba Smith is worthwhile.

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

We shopped & ate here every single day in our 8 day visit to Playa Coronado ! What an incredible store for prepared food, fresh baked bread, gelato, desserts or for your everyday grocery shopping. It is $$$ because they cater to the expats & Americans so there are lots of imported & pricey American brands. They also have a gorgeous outdoor eating area surrounded by their nursery plants that are for sale. Beautiful fresh cut flowers are inside & we cannot say enough nice things about this store & it's kind staff.

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Reviewed 5 March 2013

How good can cafeteria food be? Well, at the Riba Smith groceries stories in Panama (there are 4 by the way). the food is very good and very inexpensive. It can be a little intimidating for us gringos because all the cafeteria tray items are in Spanish but usually you can figure it out. It is sometimes best to pursue the selections from outside the line, though this is oft en not easy given the large number of Panamanians who flock here for a great, hot meal. You start by picking up a tray at one end of the cafeteria line then work your way down, usually starting with several types of rice (arros) on which you may want to have placed either some beans (frijolies) or lentajes (lentils). Work you way down the line past the pollo (chicken) res (beef) or puero (pork) items. Fried plantains in brown sugar and butter are near the end and worth trying. Dessert, coffees, juices and soft drinks are at the end of the line just before the cashiers. Just be adventuresome and enjoy! Cafeterias are in Riba Smith Grocery stores (the best in Panama city) in Multiplaza Mall and in free standing Riba Smith stores in Bella Vista, Costa de Este and on Transismica near Brazil.

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Reviewed 30 January 2017
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Reviewed 22 July 2016
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