Cinta Costera Fish Market
Panama City’s seafood market stands near the halfway point along the Cinta Costera, so the goodies on offer can be your reward after a long walkabout. Since colonial times, fishermen who sold the city its seafood have anchored here; there’s now an up-to-date market home to nearly a score of open-air stalls where customers chow down on ceviche, fried corvina fish with patacones (fried plantain rounds),filete a lo macho (fish filet in a shellfish ragout), those same patacones, now stuffed with shrimp or much-celebrated shellfish guacho (think a tropicalized risotto). Don’t expect anything ritzy: this is plastic-chair and -table country, but so delicious that you won’t be thinking about the ambience.
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