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Mercao owes its name to Chef Francisco Castro’s grandmother. The concept underlying is contemporary cuisine, inspired by his homeland’s local markets, ingredients, and culture. He loves working with acidic, fruity flavors, fresh herbs, and every aspect of the food you find at fondas (humble workingman’s eateries). Thus it’s no surprise his most popular recipes are the pork chop served atop a Panamanian de olla tamale (the same dough as tamales, but served casserole-style) and the ropa vieja (shredded beef) raviolis.
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Ocean Mall, Avenida de la Rotonda, Panamá, Panama
+507 393-6340
Sun - Sat 12pm - 11pm