Dining well in Panama is easy—at least in Panama City. Visitors to the capital never have to travel far for a good meal of chicken sancocho (a stew with lots of vegetables), or seafood sautéed Creole-style (a la criolla) with tomatoes and onions. Neighborhoods like Casco Viejo, once deserted after dark, are now dotted with restaurants; and just outside the city is the Amador Causeway, where the many casual eateries have skyline views. Outside the city, though, even in touristy areas, the pickings are slim. In places like Bocas del Toro and Boquete, the best bet is to eat at one of the higher-end hotels.