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Where to Eat in Playa Venao and Pedasi: A Local’s guide

Curated by Debbie Bezalel
Curated by Debbie Bezalel
Embark on a culinary journey through the enchanting shores of Playa Venao and Pedasi,  from international infusions to the local flavors of Panama, this guide is your passport to the best dining spots tailored to your cravings and the adventures you seek. Let’s dive into the heart of these towns’ culinary scene.

El Sitio Restaurant

At El Sitio, dining is elevated to an art form. This gem offers a fusion of international cuisine with a strong emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant is renowned for its exceptional vegetarian menu, ensuring that every guest finds something to delight their palate. The ambiance, coupled with the symphony of flavors, makes El Sitio a must-visit for those seeking a fine dining experience with a view.

El Sitio de Playa Venao, Playa Venao – Precios actualizados 2024

Restaurante Terry Desti Beach

A few miles from Venao, in Playa Destiladeros, lies a hidden culinary treasure – Restaurante Terry Desti Beach. This seafood haven offers an array of dishes, from succulent escargot to fresh tuna and shrimp. Known for its amazing service and warmth, Terry Desti Beach is one of the most exquisite restaurant in Pedasí and  the go-to destination for those seeking a varied seafood menu in a welcoming atmosphere.

Pizza Gavilan

Experience the flavors of Italy with a tropical twist at Pizza Gavilan. The mango and prosciutto pizza is a culinary masterpiece, blending sweet and savory flavors in every bite. This unique offering is a testament to Pizza Gavilan’s innovative approach to traditional Italian cuisine, making it a must-visit for pizza lovers seeking something out of the ordinary.

Coleos Café

Nestled in the heart of Venao, Coleos Café is the epitome of an outdoorsy atmosphere, making it the perfect spot for a lazy morning breakfast or a picturesque sunset dinner. The café boasts an extensive menu that spans delightful Mediterranean dishes, exquisite pad Thai, and decadent desserts. Whether you’re starting your day or capping off an evening, Coleos Café promises a meal that satisfies any craving, making it an unmissable stop in Venao.

La Hummuseria

Right across the ocean, La Hummuseria offers a health-conscious menu that doesn’t compromise on flavor. Specializing in incredible hummus combinations, this restaurant is a haven for those seeking nutritious yet delicious options. With its exceptional service and breathtaking ocean views, La Hummuseria provides a complete dining experience that combines delicious food with welcoming hospitality.

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Taco Flow

For those craving Mexican cuisine, Taco Flow is the ultimate destination. Offering delicious taco soup, shareable taco plates, and special sauces, Taco Flow caters to both quick meals and leisurely dinners with friends. With great cocktails and tequila available at night, Taco Flow is the perfect spot for a flavorful and fun dining experience.Embark on this culinary adventure through Playa Venao and Pedasi, where each restaurant offers not just a meal, but a memorable experience that captures the essence of this enchanting region.


For an authentic taste of Caribbean local Panamanian flavors, Chichemito is the place to be. This local favorite may be modest in size, but it’s big on flavor and hospitality. Whether you’re dining in or taking away, Chichemito offers a genuine experience of delicious local food, traditionally enjoyed by locals but open to all who seek to explore the true essence of Panamanian cuisine.

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Oleajes de Sabores

Indulge in the authentic flavors of Panamanian seafood cuisine at Oleajes de Sabores. This traditional restaursant offers an immersive dining experience, showcasing the freshest local catch and time-honored recipes. Don’t miss their signature Pescado Frito con Patacones – succulent fried fish fillets paired with crispy twice-fried plantain patties, a harmonious blend of flavors that encapsulates the essence of Panamanian cuisine. Savor the vibrant tastes and warm hospitality at this must-visit culinary destination in Venao.

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