Eat at Donde Jose: A Must Do When in Panama City

Panama, Panama City Guide (B): Eat at Donde Jose: A Must Do When in Panama City

While I didn’t try many restaurants in Panama City, I’m going to go out on a limb and say Donde José is one of the best! Actually, I don’t even think I have to go out on a limb to say that, as it is one of the best restaurants anywhere where I’ve been. The eight-course tasting menu is unique and fun!

I figured out why the restaurant is called Donde José …where is José. It’s because there is NO sign! Just kidding, I don’t know from where the name originates except that the owner is José and there really isn’t a sign! Wandering around with my google maps in hand, I found a door to a non-descript entrance at this corner restaurant. A casual door man asked if I was here for Donde José as he politely opened the door for me.

A staff member quickly greeted me and asked if I had a reservation. Yes, of course. I reserved a spot for one online which requires a $20 deposit for the $85 meal assuming there is availability. They gladly accepted me for a mid-week reservation and explained via email that I must arrive no later than 6:45 for my 7pm dinner as all 16 guests are served the same menu simultaneously and there is another seating later, at 8:30. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Eat at Donde Jose: A Must Do When in Panama City
Guide Location: Panama » Panama City
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Bankhead
Read it on author's website: https://etbtravelphotography.com/2019/02/12/donde-jose/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
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