Eating local food provides authentic insights in the local cuisine and directly supports the local population by buying local. However, we recommend using common sense and taking one’s dietary restrictions into consideration, as your body may not be used to local ingredients.
Panama City offers a variety of different international cuisine options combined with local flare. Outside of Panama City you will find typical Panamanian food in most restaurants. Panamanians eat a staple diet of rice, beans and meat with a variety of local vegetables and fruits such as yucca, plantains, squash, papaya, banana and watermelon. In Bocas del Toro, Colon and Guna Yala (San Blas Archipelago) provinces you can enjoy traditional fish and seafood dishes. For a list of options click here.