Fonda Lo Que Hay
Panama City, Panama
Fondas are to Panamanians what coffee bars are to Italians. These inexpensive roadside restaurants are an integral part of daily life – unpretentious pitstops where neighbours meet after long shifts at work and owners nod to regulars over steaming pots of beef stew. At his modern take, José Olmedo Carles Rojas mainlines in upscale versions of traditional dishes, served in a corrugated metal, neon-lit dining room that has all the buzz of a cocktail bar. Menus change regularly to spotlight local produce but a signature dish of toasted yuca with tuna carpaccio and onion ceviche is always on offer, for good reason. There are no bookings, so be prepared to queue.
- Average price per person $16
- Lunch: Mon – Fri Dinner: Mon – Sun
- 507 202 6892
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Calle 5A oeste, casco Antigua, Huerta Sandoval, Panama City,