There several supermarket chains in Panama loaded with all kinds of goodies from every corner of the world. Being Panama an international commercial hub, you can find just about anything here.
The largest supermarket chains in the country are: El Machetazo, Super 99, El Rey and El Super Xtra. The latter was considered the ugly duckling of the group. However, in recent years the Harari family, owners of the chain, have invested heavily to augment its competitive edge.
During my last photo hunting trip to El Dorado, I stopped at El Super Extra which was recently inaugurated just a few block from our house. It is a beautiful structure with an impressive light blue tainted glass entrance supported by a sophisticated steel frame. We tested the supermarket searching for competitive prices, but returned disappointed. We prefer to buy at El Machetazo, which has cheaper prices and relatively modern installations. We have been buying in this place ever since we moved to El Bosque in 1980.
Below are several pictures of El Super Xtra supermarket which reflects the good taste of our architects in Panama. Here we go.