Panama City Food Tour: Taste of Panama Walking Tour

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Panama City Food Tour: Taste of Panama Walking Tour

From US$ 76 per person

Savor the flavors of Panama on a 2.5-hour walking tour of Panama City, and sample local coffee, chocolates, beer, cocktails and ceviche. Get insider tips on the the best restaurants in town from a local guide, and marvel at the monuments of the Old Town.

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Duration 2 hours
Starting time 5:00 PM
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  • Experience the local beers and coffees of Panama
  • Wander the enchanting streets of Panama City's Old Town
  • Try some of the world's finest (and most expensive) coffee
  • Sample a fresh seafood ceviche at a local market
  • Sip on local brews at a microbrewery
  • Watch the sunset while enjoying a contemporary cocktail
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Sample the best of Panama’s flavors on this Panama City food tour that gives you a delicious overview of the good life - a.k.a the food life - here in Panama. You’ll begin your tour on a bold note with a look into Panama’s world-class coffee industry. Learn about coffee production from finca to cup as you sample the famous Geisha coffee, said to be both the world’s finest and most expensive coffee. With a little buzz in your step, you’ll make our way through the beautifully restored UNESCO neighbourhood of Casco Viejo, also known as Casco Antiguo. You’ll pass by the historic Iglesia de la Merced as you sample another local treat: chocolate! Taste organic Panamanian chocolate from the Bocas del Toro province, where it is cultivated and produced by the local Ngöbe indigenous peoples. From here, your food tour of Panama City will make a cultural and historical bob and weave through the cobblestone streets. Casco Viejo is a particularly photogenic neighbourhood, so make sure you’ve got your camera handy and ready! Next up is a local microbrewery, where you’ll sample four of the beers currently on tap. The brewery is an open concept, which provides you with a first-hand look at how local Panamanian beer is made. From here you’ll make your way along the Malecón, the city’s picturesque sea wall, to a local Seafood Market to taste Panama’s national dish, ceviche. A delicate concoction of the freshest seafood, marinated until cooked in a mixture the citric lime juices, onion, and cilantro. It’s a delicious dish, one you might even need to return for. Your last stop will be a mix of old and new  - much like Casco Viejo - as you enjoy a modern cocktail made with Panama’s oldest and finest rum. As you sip your cocktail, you’ll witness the last rays of sun leaving the rooftops of the old city, and the modern downtown city skyline come to life.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Food and drink samples - coffee, chocolate, beer sampler, ceviche, rum
  • Transfers to and from the meeting point and end point
  • Any additional food and drink not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips and personal expenses
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Café Tiempos, inside the American Trade Hotel, Casco Viejo (Avenida Central and Calle 9a Oeste).

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  • Duration: 2 hours
  •  Please note that this tour is not designed as a replacement for dinner. It is not intended to fill you up, and is a sampler food tour that will give you an insight into Panamanian food and whet your appetite. Your guide will send you off at the end of the tour with excellent restaurant recommendations to enjoy dinner nearby
  •  Please wear comfortable clothes for walking
  • All participants must be 18 years or older to take part in this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
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Unexpectedly wonderful! We started with a coffee and chocolate tasting. Next stop was a beer flight tasting at a place close by(very walkable). Next on to an authentic Panamanian fish market where we tasted 3 types of ceviche with local beer(beer was extra, but only $1.50) Our last stop was at a trendy rooftop bar to taste Abuela rum. Our tour guide was full of local knowledge. I was so happy we stumbled upon this gem of a tour.

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November 24, 2019

Great start of our trip to Panama City. Walking through the streets of Casco Antiguo, tasting delicious flavors of the city and watching the sunset from a rooftop where you could see both modern and old city, while seeping Abuelo's rum tasting, was quite an experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable of the city's history and interesting.

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August 14, 2019

Tereza was superb!

Tereza is a fairly new tour guide and she is EXCELLENT. She is a 2nd or 3rd generation zonian and this woman knows Panama well. Lots of fun, lots of energy, and great to be with. Her personality suits this foodie tour quite well. I think we even overextended our time with her! Fun stops and all were great. The tour is worth every penny!

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December 20, 2018

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