Avoiding tourist traps in Panama City
I'm going to Panama City in February and would like to avoid tourist traps at all cost. I'm looking for suggestions for budget to mid-priced restaurants with excellent quality/price ratio. It seems ALL tourists are going to same places. On all sites I see the same suggestions over and over again (ex: Manolo Caracol, Las Clementinas, Maito, etc). Is it because they are truly the best or because people just follow people? Surely Panama City has other excellent restaurants worth a detour?
For lunch, I prefer simple meals. From what I read, the fish market is the best place for ceviche. What about the best place for empenadas?