The freshest seafood in Panama City is without a doubt at the Mercado del Marisco (Fish Market), where a fleet of more than a thousand small fishing boats from villages all along Panama's Pacific coast unload their catch. While some visitors may be frightened off by the sheer number of ceviche vendors inside and along the outer rim of the market, the second level is slightly more formal (there are tables and chairs) and has a larger menu. The Peruvian owner upstairs adds several dishes from his country, like Peruvian-style ceviches and jalea (battered and fried seafood), though there are plenty of straight Panamanian plates, too, like grilled seabass with patacones and seafood stews. Come before 1pm or after 2pm because this place gets packed during the lunch hour.
Panama City› Restaurant
Restaurant Mercado del Mariscos
Fish Market, Av. Balboa
Our Rating Neighborhood Caledonia Hours Daily 11am–7pm Phone 212-3898 Prices Main courses $3–$8.50 Cuisine Type Seafood
MapFish Market, Av. Balboa Panama City
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