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El Trapiche, Panama City

Via Argentina
Panama City
Tel: 507 269 4353's insider take:

Big portions of authentic local fare, cheap prices, and a lively atmosphere greet visitors to El Trapiche. Here, in the residential and commercial district of El Cangrejo, both Panamanians and tourists tuck into specialties like the "Panamanian Fiesta"—a combination plate of eight different local dishes including sancocho (a traditional chicken soup), fried yucca, and ropa vieja (seasoned shredded beef). The dishes pair well with fresh-squeezed juice or a tropical-fruit smoothie. Cool off in the air-conditioned dining room, or people-watch from the sidewalk tables.

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