Looking for the best seafood in town at budget prices? Head straight to the source — the city fish market, known in Spanish as Mercado de Mariscos. Bustling with stalls of fishermen cleaning and selling their fish, it’s an entertaining outing for kids. A variety of stalls sell ceviche in Styrofoam cups for a few dollars. The inexpensive, open-air restaurant upstairs provides a great perch for watching the action below. Serving budget-friendly ceviche, seafood stew and fresh fish, along with French fries and other delicious sides, this is a must-see stop for families visiting Panama. The locals are hooked as well! You’ll be eating lunch next to office workers and construction workers on their lunch breaks. The market is open every day from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for the third Monday of each month, when it’s closed for a cleaning.
Panama City Fish Market
Casco Viejo, Panama City