There's no menu for the most part at Manolo Caracol, only a prix-fixe set lunch or an elaborate 10-course dinner. Spanish owner Manuel Madueño works with seasonal, high-quality ingredients that he finds in Panama City's markets, integrating them beautifully into simple yet original Caribbean-inspired dishes. The day's menu might change on a whim, depending on the inspirations of Madueño's Rolodex of recipes. Roast pork might be prepared with hibiscus jelly, or with a corn tortilla and a tree tomato sauce. Shrimp could be served as ceviche, or grilled and paired with coconut rice. The colonial building housing the restaurant is adorned with religious art and local handicrafts, and has an all-around pleasant and cozy atmosphere. The fine-tuned service is what you might expect from a top restaurant in New York or London.
Panama City› Restaurant
Avenida Central and Calle 3ra
Our Rating Neighborhood Casco Viejo Hours Mon–Sat noon–3pm and 7–10:30pm Phone 228-4640 Prices Fixed-price lunch $15, fixed-price dinner $30 Cuisine Type Panamanian Web site Manolo Caracol
MapAvenida Central and Calle 3ra Panama City
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