Panama City, Panama
Photo courtesy of Manolo Caracol
Spanish Tradition, Panamanian FlavorManolo Caracol may be Panama City’s best-loved restaurant, and each of its creative tapas dishes provides sufficient reason. Spanish-born chef Manuel Madoro—alias Manolo Caracol—draws culinary inspiration from his heritage and his travels, and sources his food from the abundance of local farms. Fresh hearts of palm, cacao, and seafood find their way to diners’ plates in the form of beautiful, almost architectural bites.