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Restaurant Segundo Muelle in Panama City

Restaurant Segundo Muelle in Panama City

Loved It!

Excellent Peruvian restaurant in San Fransisco, Panama. We went recently, the service was top notch, the food delicious, elegantly presented, price for Panama City was mid to high depending on what you order, decor modern.

I won´t get into a flowery description of what we ate here because it was all delicious, you can get a better idea from the menu online, complete with photos. Dessert was fabulous, we devoured the “Crocante de Lucuma”.

I will attach the website which has the menu with prices, directions, photos, check it out here:

http://segundomuelle.com/panama/index.htm

Location: Calle Crisantemos Nº 16 esquina con calle 68, corregimiento de San Francisco, Ciudad de Panamá.

Tel: (507) 3919234 Fax: (507) 3919235

Reserve via e-mail: sanfrancisco@segundomuelle.com

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It is Mango Season in Panama again!
Check out the new Mango Pineapple Marmelade recipe under our food page (link is at the top of this page), as well as other delicious tropical recipes!

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Red snapper and shrimp

Red snapper and shrimp

We recently visited the beaches in the interior of Panama along the Pacific Coast and stopped at Restaurante Los Camisones. A little hard to find, on the main Pan American highway drive past Coronado, look for the El Valle turn off it is about 5 minutes past the turnoff on the right hand side, you can spot a sign where you should turn up a small hill. There is no forwarning to let you know where the turn is. The gardens and bohio (large thatched roofed area where the restaurant is) are lovely and well kept.

Deliciously prepared Spanish and Panamanian food with attentive service. I was told to order Paella in advance which I did not because our visit was a spur of the moment thing. In case you want it, order 1 hour in advance, their number is: 993-3622.

Appetizers run from $4 for Corvina Ceviche to $9.75. We ordered the Greek Salad ($4.75). It’s a delicious Greek salad with onions, olives, green peppers, and feta cheese served in a lettuce bowl.

Main courses run $7 for Corvina (Seabass) to $21 for Lobster Thermador; the mains do not come with vegetables. We ordered a sides of potatoes, fried yucca and rice. We enjoyed fresh jumbo shrimp and red snapper. Both the food and service were excellent.

Open 7 days a week.
Owners: Tomas and Beatrice Camison
Tel: 507-993-3622
La Ermita
San Carlos KM 104
Panama

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Press Release
Source: Cerrito Tropical, Taboga Panama
October 17, 2008

PANAMA CITY RESIDENTS NOW HAVE A NEW CASUAL EVENTS LOCATION TO TOTALLY RELAX & UNWIND – CLOSE TO THE CITY ON TABOGA ISLAND.

RANCHITO del CERRITO is now open and ready to book Events or Casual Meeting Retreats. Offering Ocean and Garden Views from the Ranchito* as well as friendly, experienced, service personnel (remember, it´s not New York, this is kicked back and relaxed “island style”).

*Ranchito: An open area with a roof usually located in the countryside similar to cabaña, gazebo or palapa. Nowadays “ranchito” is often used as a name for casual restaurants.

This past weekend Ranchito del Cerrito held its special opening event. Ranchito del Cerrito is the newest addition to B&B Inn Cerrito Tropical Panama on Taboga Island. Created to offer more opportunities for guests and event hosts to enjoy the relaxing side of Panama while still having the flexibility of being close to Panama City. Groups can charter a private boat from Calypso to take them to Taboga, enjoy time at the beach and end their day with a private BBQ party before returning to Panama City. Or some guests may choose to stay over and vacation at B&B Inn Cerrito Tropical.

Relax and unwind by the beach in B&B Inn Cerrito Tropical on Taboga Island Panama.

Relax and unwind by the beach in B&B Inn Cerrito Tropical on Taboga Island Panama.

RANCHITO del CERRITO during a final construction meeting.

Ranchito del Cerrito Event Area during a construction meeting on Taboga.

Ranchito del Cerrito Event Area during a construction meeting on Taboga.

Reducing the stress in the hammocks before the opening BBQ event.

“Ranchito del Cerrito Recommendation for Stress Management:
Relax and unwind by the beach as guests of the B&B Inn Cerrito Tropical on Taboga Island Panama. Travel by scenic Calypso Ferry trip in 1 hour from Panama City. The local islander´s attitude for life: “No Stress, Amigo!””. B&B Inn Cerrito Tropical

Relaxing at RANCHITO del CERRITO on Taboga.

Relaxing at RANCHITO del CERRITO on Taboga.

The opening event lasted well into the night with music and great food. Attendees feasted on Guest Chef Fred´s 100% Homemade Southern Smoked BBQ and continued the next day when Private Chef Aristedes prepared his specialty, fresh corvina with signature creole sauce, coconut rice, and flan de la casa.

RANCHITO DEL CERRITO Opening BBQ, featuring Fred´s 100% homeade Southern smoked BBQ.

RANCHITO DEL CERRITO Opening BBQ, featuring Fred´s 100% homeade Southern smoked BBQ.

To hear more about the possibilities for any event, retreat or reunion you are planning let Cerrito Tropical know and they will customize a package to suit the occassion. To learn more about relaxing on a quaint Pacific beach island, check: the Cerrito website which has much more info on Taboga, Panama, thier B&B Inn, accommodation, activities, Calypso ferry schedules, and more.

NOTES FROM THE LITTLE HILLSIDE (CERRITO): “Many people write and ask us: What is Taboga Island Panama Really Like?
Here´s our view from Cerrito:
Taboga can be compared to a relaxed, stress free, Caribbean beach island blended with a Mediterranean fishing village, then picked up by the island gods and dropped into the Pacific only 1 hour from Panama City. Even many of the Caribbean Pirates made Taboga their Pacific base!” B&B Inn Cerrito Tropical

VISIT: If visitors or future event organizers are interested to check out Ranchito del Cerrito, reserve a lunch with Private Chef Aristedes to check out the RANCHITO personally, B&B Inn Cerrito Tropical (Tel:6489-0074). Prices from $6 – $10 pp for lunch or dinner.

For more information on events, fiestas, relaxing, Day Packages, and a no stress vacation, check the website: www.cerritotropicalpanama.com.
Tel: 507-6489-0074; 507-390-8999
Email: info@cerritotropicalpanama.com

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Haylie and Stu´s Wedding at Cerrito Tropical

Haylie and Stu´s Wedding at Cerrito Tropical


Wow, what an honor it was to be chosen to host Haylie and Stu´s intimate wedding event at our own Cerrito Tropical on Taboga Island.

It was our second exciting wedding event at Cerrito Tropical and for this one guests flew in from both the US and Canada to attend! Held just this past Saturday, August 23rd, the rain held off while the romantic couple were married in a small park located at the beach. After the English service the newlyweds ran down to the beach and took a swim fully clothed! It surprised everyone.

The event was certainly the sweetest wedding I have ever attended. The idea was Haylie´s (the bride ) and she did a super job of organizing everything from abroad, with terrific assistance of her friend Eli in Panama. Food was catered by Aristedes and was a simply delicious Tabogan Island feast. I talked to many of the 40 some guests and they all enjoyed themselves, Cerrito Tropical, our service, and Taboga. I wanted to get some of the photos up as soon as I could. More to come…

Congratulations to Haylie and Stu!

Bride-and-bridesmaids-on-their-way-to-the-beachside-park

Bride-and-bridesmaids-on-their-way-to-the-beachside-park


Wedding service at taboga beachside park

Wedding service at taboga beachside park


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Newlyweds-heading-for-the-beach


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tres-leches-tropical-wedding-cake


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tropical-wedding-panamanian-buffet

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palms

This was our first visit to The Palms in Panama City. We loved it. Elegant decor, relaxing atmosphere, attentive service, creative and delicious food. An excellent location for a special date, dinner meeting, or to simply enjoy some elegant, fine dining in Panama.

We started with a full red wine from Spain; Protos Cosecha Roble $6 per glass. They also offered an extensive wine list. Before the meal we were brought a bread basket of fresh homeade breads and breadsticks which we devoured. Then I savored the delicate Mesclun salad with pear, nuts and goat cheese ($8). For my main dish, I chose the rabbit filled with dates and basil accompanied by a mixed vegetable tart ($17). My husband, who leans toward more a more traditional tastes, ordered beef medallions in a three pepper and coffee sauce, served with vegetables and mashed potatoes ($17). Our friend ordered robalo fish in calamari ink, served with ricotta and spinach canelloni (it looked really interesting and delicious) ($18).

The portions were generous, so we had no space for dessert but we have already decided to return.

They have a great website to peruse. Plenty of sharp, professional photos, and the menu is listed.
www.palmsrestaurant.net
palmsrestaurant@cableonda.net
Calle 48, Bella Vista (off Uruguay)

Tel: 265-PALM / 265-7256

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Head for fishing on Taboga. Lynn, one of our guests at Cerrito Tropical Bed & Breakfast on Taboga Island, has been having great success this week with the underwater creatures of the island. She loves Taboga Island and says she is biased towards Cerrito Tropical (which doubles as her favorite fishing camp) and Taboga because of the fabulous fishing vacation she had just over a year ago. That time she caught a number of glorious specimens (red snapper, corvina, and several others of which the name evades me at the moment) with her local guide Federiko.

So Lynn has returned for a couple of weeks of fishing from Canada to reclaim her self proclaimed title as Taboga´s Fishing Goddess.

Lobster

Just yesterday she went out with Federiko again for several hours and called excitedly to tell me she had received a large lobster gift from the Sea Goddess (not to be confused with the Fishing Goddess-Lynn) which was caught in a net on one of the offshore islands near Taboga. Just big enough for her lunch!!! Along with the lobster, she caught several large mackerel which I am hoping she will share with us at our BBQ tomorrow. Grilled with lemon please! Unfortunately she did not save the lobster to share.

Even though she would not share her lobster, Lynn has happily agreed to share some of her fishing secrets with us. She agreed, so later this week keep tuned for an update to this fishing flash. Sorry, she will not share her secret fishing song but will tell us some of her favorite haunts and fishing tips. Lynn fishes both from the shore with a handline, and with her local guide Federiko. Courtesy of Lynn, Cerrito Tropical and our favorite fishing guide Federiko.

Fishing

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