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Panamanian Cuisine

jar729 Feb 12, 2008 01:38 PM

Does anyone know if there any restaurants specializing in food from Panama in the bay area?

  1. gatun Feb 13, 2008 11:34 AM

    I am from Panama, and have not found a resturant close yet. I usually just make the dishes I grew up with and seek out Covina when they have it at Montery Market.

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    1. re: gatun
      wolfe Feb 13, 2008 12:43 PM

      Threw me for a second, you mean Monterey Fish Market. Gatun, catchy name, my cousin is a scientist on Barrio Colorado in Lake Gatun.

      1. re: wolfe
        gatun Feb 13, 2008 10:15 PM

        Yes I meant to write Montery Fish. I know Barrio Colorado well, we had many field trips out there. We would take a train to Friojoles and then a boat. The never ending stairs to get to the top. .

    2. Carrie 218 Feb 12, 2008 08:12 PM

      I'm actually quite curious what particular dishes you might be looking for; I travel to Panama every two or three months and other than grilled corvino, haven't had anything specific to Panama. Is there something I'm missing (especially since I am flying down again the week after next?)

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      1. re: Carrie 218
        gatun Feb 13, 2008 11:37 AM

        empanadas, and covina ceviche

      2. Scott M Feb 12, 2008 02:58 PM

        Closest thing to Panamanian Cuisine I know of in the Bay Area is Rinconcito


        Rinconcito Colombiano
        2306 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95125

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        1. re: Scott M
          wolfe Feb 12, 2008 03:20 PM

          Do you mean food-wise or geographic proximity of countries? ;-)

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