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Mercado de Mariscos, Panama City

Categories: Flea Markets, Shopping
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3.3/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
For fish so fresh it’s nearly flapping amid the buzzing atmosphere of a city’s fresh fish market, head to Mercado de Mariscos. Tuna, snapper, lobster, octopus--everything on offer is yours to take home for the right price, or have cooked to perfection in the authentic fish restaurant located upstairs. The fresh ceviche on sale from many of the vendors is a tasty and very popular delicacy; grab one to go and take a walk around the busting market, which overlooks the harbor. Plan to visit Mercado de Mariscos during your Panama City vacation using our convenient Panama City travel itinerary maker.
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  • I came here twice to get ceviche during my 4 day stay in Panama. Inside the fish market there are many stands to choose from with pints of ceviche for as little as $4. 
  • Early fishermen start coming. Strong smell and characteristic. There are many bars that serve fresh seafood there. Known by locals and tourists, pretty popular.
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  • Typical Street site, a little dirty and smelly (of course, is a market). But to make ceviche for a price low, it's okay. You can take a variety of ceviches considerable by less than $10.
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  • One of the favorite spot for many people to eat and buy fresh sea food. I personally buy ceviche. Be prepared for not so pleasant odors outside the market giving you the impression of uncleanness but once you pass the offensive odors you'll be fine. Take precautions with your car; parkings are very limited and prone to get hit by another car if parked incorrectly. A always crowded restaurant sits on the second floor and many others around the market. Look for those with reasonable prices.
  • Don't miss this amazing fresh fish market if you are in Panama City. Eat at one of the many outside kitchens : Ceviche is fresh, clean, and cheap. Calamari is fab. Also Panama's favorite: Corvina Entero a whole small "sea bass" breaded with mildly spicy crumbs, then quickly deep fried. Caution:Do NOT eat at the inside restaurants. Bad service. No atmosphere.
  • Have to go the cevicheria! Camaron and pulpo!
  • I went here when I was teenager. We went to Panama again (15 years later) and the seafood is just as good as I remember. The ceviche is delicious-best I have ever had.
  • Service can be enhanced. The prices are a little bit high. The fish is not properly fries sometimes
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