Via Argentina is a beautiful and centrally located area in Panama City. It’s known best for its many delicious restaurants, parks and flocks of orange chinned parakeets which line the main avenue each evening at sundown.
One merely has to visit this famed entertainment area, and wander around where you will find exactly what sort of restaurant or night out you’re looking for.
Today I have selected several small restaurants you can find walking less than an area of three blocks at Via Argentina: Here we go.
This small Venezuelan restaurant sells arepas, empanadas, sandwiches, breakfasts, lunches and juices. Let me explain two dishes that perhaps you are not familiar with, since they are typical Latin American dishes—arepas and empanadas. Wifi service is also available here, for those of you who carry your laptop everywhere in order to remain connected.
An arepa is a bread made of corn originating from the northern Andes in South America, and which has now spread to other areas in Latin America (e.g., Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic, where it is now popular). It is similar to the Mesoamerican tortilla and even more to the Salvadoran pupusa. The word “arepa” may originate from the language of the Caracas natives (northern coast of Venezuela) which means “maize.
In Spain, Portugal, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Philippines, an empanada (Portuguese empada—a different dish) is essentially a stuffed pastry. The name comes from the Spanish verb empanar, meaning to wrap or coat in bread. Usually the empanada is made by folding a thin circular-shaped dough patty over the stuffing, creating its typical semicircular shape.
Taberna 21 carries wines, sangrías, beers, appetizers and Spanish paellas. Home delivery is also available.
As you can see, Via Argentina is a sweet spot for lovers of good food. Bon Appétit and Good Day.