Tag Archives: Casco Viejo Restaurant

Casa Bruja opens at Las Clementinas, Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Casa Bruja,  Panama´s best known artisanal beer has opened a gastropub in Casco Viejo at Las Clementinas.  With full freedom to experiment and pair all the new flavors with food, the result is an amazing experience that you can keep coming back to. Last night, I started with – obviously- the beer named after the building: Clementinas. Simply awesome.  Go check it out!

The Strangers Club, Casco Viejo

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo The Strangers Club: I´ve been told is a very old name, but this is Casco´s newest bar and it has raised the bar in every single sense. Run professionally, everything about it is excellent: the interior design, menu and drinks.  Owned by a group of six bartenders from Employees Only in New York, this is located at Casco´s only traffic light corner, our very own version of the five stars, next to Hotel La Concordia. Check it out! Article on the story of the group that decided to open the place here in Panama. Published … Continue reading

Papaya Planet Bookstore Café, Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo On B Avenue and 10th Street, next to Jerónimo and a few meters away from Las Clementinas, Casco´s first Bookstore Café is about to open on Friday. We got an early sneak peek and it was all eye candy.  The menu we tried was simply fenomenal, and they have an upper floor open for small events, from literary cafes to birthday celebrations. Some pics from yesterday! looking forward to Friday! For more info,  Paola is the manager: 6677-2404

Lo Que Hay: a new concept in Casco

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo The latest initiative of Panamanian chef José Carles, “Lo Que Hay” means “What We Have”, a fonda style restaurant where they cook fresh from the day… and when they are done… they are done!  The food is authentic Panamanian comfort and street style food, but with his magic twist. Already becoming the place for chefs in the neighborhood to go eat, they are open: Wed, Thur, Fri: breakfast 8 a.m. and lunch at noon, closes about 3 p.m. Sat, Sund: lunch and dinner. Closing around 8 p.m. Location: Avenida A and 5th Street, you have … Continue reading

French Bistro in Casco Viejo! Welcome Lessep´s

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Where: Casa Ruigar, corner of 4th and A Avenue… right in front of Arco Properties! Beautifully remodeled, in the style of the classic French bistros, Lessep´s inaugurated this week.  French owners Cedric and Barbara moved to Panama recently and are full time residents in Casco Viejo, love it when we can say from an owner that they “live, work and invest in Casco”! The menu has the all time favorites like the eggs benedictine and the croquet monsieur, but you also have great options a wonderful lunch or dinner.  Now, the one problem is… it … Continue reading

Amici Miei , your late night option!

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Last Friday we went out with some friends to the newly opened (beautiful and with great stuff!) Stranger´s Club. From there we went to the also newly opened El Social, a beer garden just next door. By the time we were finished there we were hungry again. This would have normally be a problem in Casco, but not anymore! Amici Miei to the rescue. Really nice pizza, pasta and salads, they are open until late and located exactly at the right spot: next to La Concordia hotel, on Ave Central and 11th street (by the … Continue reading

Pastissima, Italian restaurant at Plaza Herrera

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo We love seeing properties being activated into positive uses. Villa Agustina´s corner towards Plaza Herrera has now Pastissima, an Italian restaurant.  Generous portions!

Mi Barrio : Brick Oven Pizza

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo This week opened Mi Barrio, at Central Avenue, Casa Neuman. It has a brick oven, and the pizza comes out nice and crunchy. Give it a try! Tel. 393-4444 /399-3521 NOTE: if you live in Casco and want pizza delivered, you can call Casco Delivery and they`ll bring it to your door! Samuel: 6344-1812

Atelier at Teatro Amador

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo You wouldn´t see it from the street, and yet it is one of the best restaurants in Casco Viejo.  To get to Atelier you have to go through the left door at Teatro Amador and go upstairs. And then, a beautiful surprise, a boutique style restaurant with what they`ve called “soul food”.  Run by Andrés Madrigal and his wife Valle,  Atelier has a fantastic ambiance and lovely food.  It also hosts events like cooking classes and workshops during the day. Here is their Facebook page to keep posted on what they have going on: ATELIER.

“Made in Casco Viejo”: old trades by new artisans

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo. Checking out old adds from Panama “way back when”, I had a to smile on the sort of items you would find in the stores. Mainly fabrics, oils, leather, lace and other primary goods. Other adds would be for shoemakers, tailors ,pharmacies that knew how to mix herbs , seamstresses that were able to make a wedding dress from scratch and keep her work discreet so her clients could boast they had brought the dress “from Europe”. It is true that our world has lost touch with those old trades. However, a new generation of … Continue reading