The flagship of a mini-empire of restaurants from David Henesy and Carolina Rodriguez, La Posta has been attracting the jet set since it opened in 2005. Evoking 1950s Havana with its wicker ceiling fans, patterned tile floors, tropical foliage, and plantation-style architecture, this is perhaps Panama City's finest restaurant interior. A coastal Italian menu from the American-trained chef is elegant but not in the least bit pretentious, dishing out octopus carpaccio, yellowfin tuna ceviche with capers, and seafood risottos. Thin-crust pizzas from a wood-fired oven are also quite delicious. La Posta is one of those places where you can come and linger for hours with wine and good company.