Vía Argentina is the main drag through the heart of El Cangrejo, a central neighborhood famed for its wide-ranging selection of restaurants, bars, and hotels. To walk its blocks means taking a gastronomic trip alongside all the immigrant groups who’ve come to call Panama home. It’s no exaggeration to see Mexican, Peruvian, Indian, Chinese, Greek, or Spanish joints, one right next to the other. Then you’ve got the Venezuelan, Colombian, Afro-Caribbean, Lebanese, Costa Rican, Thai, French, and who-knows-what-else places. You can also find great Panamanian artisanal microbreweries like La Rana Dorada and Animal Brew.
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