Cuquita Cookita is the latest venture from celebrated local Chef Cuquita Arias de Calvo. She serves up “gourmet-homemade” in this colorful eat-in or take-out café. Desserts and other sweets are a specialty, too, like her banana cake and lime brownies (among the biggest crowd-pleasers). The establishment also sells a variety of culinary items, including Cuquita’s latest book, Panamá Chombo Style, that just received first-prize at the Gourmet World Book Awards, in Yantai, China, in the “Best African Cookbook Outside Africa” category. In Panama, a chombo is a man of African descent. With the book’s publication, Arias de Calvo pays special homage to Afro-Panamanian cuisine.
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Calle Abel Bravo 58, Panamá, Panama
Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm
Sat 9am - 5pm