In 2012, local celebrity chef Cuquita Arias de Calvo reworked her space in the posh Bristol boutique hotel into Salsipuedes, which quickly made a name for itself. Decorated with hand-painted clay tiles, contemporary photography, and plenty of flowers, the restaurant takes in the best of Panama. The atmosphere is low-key and works for a range of ages. The menu is a combination of contemporary regional dishes and modern takes on Panamanian ingredients, like coconut rice with pigeon peas, chorizo flavored with curry, or veal jerky smoked in nance tree wood with julienned green plantains. Don't miss the superb desserts, which include tastings of different flavors of arroz con leche.
Panama City› Restaurant
Inside the Hotel Bristol, Aquilino de la Guardia at Obarrio
Our Rating Neighborhood El Cangrejo/Area Bancaria (Financial District) Hours Daily 6am–10:30pm Phone 264-0000 Prices Main courses $15–$26 Cuisine Type Panamanian/Contemporary Web site Salsipuedes
MapInside the Hotel Bristol, Aquilino de la Guardia at Obarrio Panama City
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