Maito snagged number 36 on the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list, drafted yearly at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy. It was the sole Central American venue to make the cut, in addition to being named by the list’s authors as this year’s top Panama restaurant. Behind the kudos stands the restaurant’s chef and creator, Mario Castrellón, whose industry peers celebrate him for having brought a formidable evolutionary twist to New Panamanian cooking. His forte? Using ingredients that, while recognizably national, have not traditionally gone into sophisticated cuisine, like Darién red rice or exotic flor eléctrica (Acmella oleracea, a flowering herb in the Aster family) that grows on the slopes of the nation’s highest volcano.
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Calle 50 Este, Panamá, Panama
Mon - Fri 12pm - 2:30pm
Mon - Sat 7pm - 10:30pm