As I mentioned in previous posts, you can find almost any type of food at Via Argentina. A restaurant we visit often is El Trapiche for its typical Panamanian food. They cook better than my wife. (I hope she doesn’t read this or I’m a dead duck.)
If you like to try a few local dishes, then El Trapiche is a good place to go. The restaurant offers tables outside on a terrace or inside in a large room with a mock-up straw hut at one side. The old-world sugar-mill decor comes from the name, El Trapiche, which refers to a press used to extract juice from sugar cane.
Some of the local dishes you will find here are Surtido de Piscadas (assorted traditional fried starters) or a delicious Tamal de Olla. Specially recommended: the hearty breakfasts, Corvina in Garlic Sauce, Hojalra Sandwiches and Tamal de Olla—a delicious baked cornmeal pudding with chicken and vegetables.
This place is so good it was recently recommended by The New York Times. In a nutshell, this popular restaurant serves authentic Panamanian food in generous portions at very reasonable prices.
Below are several pictures of El Trapiche to help you get acquainted with this popular restaurant located at Via Argentina in Panama City, Panama. Here we go.
As I write this post, I’m getting more and more hungry. Better go now. Good Day!