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El Lorito De Don Chico - Restaurant Bocas del Toro - Panama

This popular place seems to be the Panamanian equivalent of a greasy spoon café or everyday diner for Bocas locals. Open from early morning until late at night, it hums with gossip and chatter as the folk of the island discuss the latest goings on. The restaurant has both indoor formica tables with a TV in the background, and benches looking out onto Parque Bolivar. The food is starchy, usually fried, and aimed to fill you up Panamanian-style with empanadas, patacones (crushed and refried plantains), hojoldres (fried dough patties) plus some kind of meat or stew is always on offer. It would be hard to spend more than a couple of dollars on a sustaining meal here, loading up your plate from the counter behind which all the food is displayed. At breakfast time or for a snack, El Lorito is also a good spot to pick up a cheap cake or cinnamon roll and coffee. No alcohol is served here but the fridge is stocked with juices and sodas.

Calle 3, opposite Parque Bolivar
Bocas del Toro, Panama

Restaurant Types:
Traditional, Panamanian, cafe

Currencies accepted
US dollar

Price Description: typical breakfast with coffee $1.25, cakes $0.25. prices include tax.

Atmosphere: Television

Menu Features:Breakfast buffet, lunch buffet, dinner buffet

Bar Features:Full bar, wine / beer, bring your own beer, no alcohol served

Regulations: Yes

Dress Code: Casual

Reservation: Not necessary

Park Options: No

Other Restaurants in Bocas del Toro that may be of interest: Buena Vista Bar and Grill, Bernard's Pargo Rojo, Golden Grill, The Black Olive, Mr Roberts, Bar Hundido, Cafe Om, La Iguana, Lemongrass and Restaurant Bocas del Toro.

By Felicity Runchman
I'm an open-minded and adventurous spirited British female traveller, taking a year off work at present to explore Latin America. So far I've...
21 Jan 2009

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