Strolling along the centuries-old cobblestone streets on Central Avenue, you will find typical Panamanian food at Restaurant Diablicos, with a huge image of the popular character that becomes the host. Along with a delicious meal, you can enjoy live Panamanian folkloric shows that vary for each performance.
Continuing down Central Avenue, there is the cuisine at Manolo Caracol, and right in front the Mediterranean dishes mix with the drinks and live music coming from Tequila Bar. Towards Plaza Bolivar now, there are five restaurants encompassing the square and offering diverse flavors in outdoor settings. The international cuisine at Ego y Narciso, Casa Blanca and Segafredo Zanetti Espresso, the ceviche dishes at Ciao Pescao, and Japanese cooking at Kyoto are all complemented by melodies performed by the joyous musicians who stop at each table.
Souvenirs like the traditional and iconic Panama hat can be found in Victor's, open until 10 pm. Keep walking towards the romantic walkway at French Square, where besides the visible moon and stars, the cuisine of the Gallic country has its corner there at Las Bóvedas, with an exquisite variety of dishes and drinks, and a touch of jazz in the bar.
On Avenue A you can find a different sampling of restaurants. Italian cooking is a delight at Caffe Per Due, where pizza is their specialty. If your passion is wine, where Avenue A crosses 4th Street is the wine bar Divino, an establishment dedicated to the preferred beverage of the god Bacchus. They are stocked with wines from the major wine-producing countries of the world, and also have food pairings when tasting the different kinds of this exquisite drink.
A glass of wine would also put the finishing touch on a weekend evening at Puerta de Tierra, located on the broad Plaza Herrera, where you can sample varied international appetizers while listening to contemporary music.
In Panama City's Old Town, the ancient and modern coexist in harmony, and the diverse options will make for a pleasant visit.