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Colon, Panama and surrounding area any recs for nice lunch, not

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paris2 Sep 16, 2006 02:14 AM

too expensive. TIA

  1. Carrie 218 Feb 4, 2007 04:23 AM

    Adding some info -- spent four days in Panama on my way down to Chile and Argentina. Across the street from the Marriott, near Calle 50, is Beirut -- hands-down the best Middle Eastern restaurant I have eaten at in all the Americas. In four days, we ate there three times.

    Stunning baba ghanoush, amazing lamb, fabulous labne & z'atar, perfect raw and fried kibbe... The menu is huge and will take me some time to get through. Stopping there for one day on my way back from South America, I can't wait to eat Chef Bilal's food again.

    1. Carrie 218 Sep 22, 2006 06:49 PM

      What ever you do, stay away from the over-priced tourist joints out on Flamenco Island; I've eaten at two of them and regretted both ventures! (The Wine Bar and the other one was so bad I don't remember the name).

      Not open for lunch but a MUST-EAT is Ten Bistro in the Hotel DeVille. All entrees are $10 and stupendous. It is seriously the best food I've eaten in Panama.

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