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PANAMANIAN BREAKFAST: BEST 22 BREAKFAST IN PANAMA THAT YOU SHOULD TRY

Last updated on January 27th, 2023 at 01:38 pm

Today we will write about Panamanian breakfast and the best 22 Breakfast in Panama. The Panamanian breakfast is not yet world-famous, but one thing is for sure is that it’s good!

On average a traditional breakfast in Panama will cost around $2-3 USD depending on what you are ordering. coffee and bread will be cheaper than if you order a proper dish for breakfast in Panama. Coffee can cost $2 USD.

Read here best Panama travel tipswhat to wear in Panamamost instagrammable places in Panama, how to get from Panama airport to city center and Panama city airport to Bocas del Toro.

SIM CARD AT PANAMA AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Panama airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Panama. Panama sim card for tourist and best Panama eSim

You can find the cheapest Panama eSim with Airalo Panama eSim prepaid for $9 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days and for $18 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

Holafly Panama eSim for $44 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data valid for 15 days. Ubigi Panama eSim for $14 USD with 1 GB data valid for 30 days and for $38 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

WHERE TO STAY IN PANAMA

Hostel and dorms can only cost $15 USD a night in Panama which is a fair amount if you’re on budget travel. They are decent and quite comfortable. Of course, there are also mid-range hotels in Panama. They can cost up to $50 USD a night if you want a more comfortable place to stay at while exploring Panama. If you prefer luxury will start from $100 USD per night.

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PANAMANIAN BREAKFAST: BEST 22 BREAKFAST IN PANAMA

Breakfasts, although not the biggest meal of the day, will always be deemed very important because it helps set you for a productive day. Here are some of the top breakfasts in Panama you should try.

Integrate yourself with Panamanian life and culture and have fun starting your day with these breakfast dishes in Panama!

1. GALLO PINTO

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Gallo Pinto is served for breakfast in Panama originally from Costa Rican. Gallo Pinto is black beans or red beans to their rice and pair it to other dishes. There are many variations of Gallo Pinto in the morning. Price of Gallo pinto is around $5-6 USD in local restaurants.

2. TAMALES

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Tamales in Panama as other country to visit in any Latin American. Tamales is a simple dish wrapped in banana leaf, with steam corn dough filled with meat, cheese or vegetables. You can eat as snack or for breakfast. Prices are around $2 USD.

3. AREPAS / AREPA DE MAIZ

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Ahh, Arepas is one of the most common breads you’ll get to experience in the whole of Latin America. And of course, in every country, they can have their own versions of the Arepa. In traditional Dominican Republic breakfasts, Arepas or Arepitas de Maiz is the unleavened cornmeal and coconut cake.

In the traditional Dominican Republic breakfast cooking, Arepas should be prepared in a dutch oven, on top of hot charcoal. Arepas is a must-try when having your Dominican Republic breakfast!

4. CARIMAÑOLA

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Carimañola is a traditional recipe from Colombia’s and Panama’s Caribbean region. Carimañola is similar to an empanada, but the wrapper is made of cassava. Carimañola is commonly served for breakfast, but it can also be eaten as a snack or an appetizer.

5. ENYUCADO (YUCA CHEESCAKE)

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Pan de Yuca is a tapioca flour-based Panamanian cheese bread. Pan de Yuca bread is perfect for an afternoon snack and breakfast with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee.

6. PATACONES

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Patacones are one of the most popular food in Panama. Patacones are deep fried green plantains. Patacones are served as a snack with black beans, guacamole or spicy sauce. Patacones can be a side dish too in Panama.

7. EMPANADAS

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Empanadas is my favorite street food in Panama. You can find fried empanadas salty with meat, cheese, beans, potato, chicken or fish. There are also sweet empanadas with butter and dulce de leche so delicious too! Prices are around $1 USD.

8. PANAMANIAN TORTILLAS

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Panamanian Tortillas is made from corn and flour. Tortillas is eaten with every meal in Panama and Central America. Starting from Mexico you will find in every single country in local restaurants when traveling in Central America.

9. HOJALDRAS / HOJALDRE

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Hojaldras is a traditional food in Panama served at celebrations. Hojaldras are made of a flatbread dough fried and is served with syrup

10. COCADAS

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Cocadas is so delicious as sweet snack in Panama. Cocadas is a small cake filled with a coconut sauce with vanilla and milk. You will find as street food in Panama.

11. CHURROS

Churros is a perfect snack in Panama. Churros is a sweet dough with sugar and chocolate. You can find as street food in Panama especially in the cities.

12. ALMOJÁBANOS

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Almojábanos is a famous Panamanian is made using cuajada white cheese and cornmeal flour. Almojábanos are baked until they have a spongy texture on the outside and a golden brown color.

14. RUM CAKE (SOPA BORRACHA)

Rum cake is the most delicious dessert in Panama. The rum cake is popular around the holiday season, and rum is usually potent in the recipe, it being added once the cake is done baking. A butter rum sauce is also added over the top of the rum cake.

15. PESADA DE NANCE (CORN FLOUR DESSERT)

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Pesada de Nance (Corn Flour Dessert) is a delicious dessert in Panama. Pesada de Nance is made with the fruit nance, sugar, cornstarch and salty cheese.

16. FRESH TROPICAL FRUITS IN PANAMA

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Panama has a lot of tropical fruits like bananas, watermelon, guavas, mangoes, papayas and coconuts. You will find a fresh coconut while staying in the beach anytime in Panama with the street sellers for $3 USD. Also you can get a fruit shake or smoothie anytime for $3-5 USD in Panama at the beach.

17. RASPAO

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Raspao are snow cones is a perfect refreshment in a tropical country like Panama. Raspao is a street food in Panama served in a glass with shave ice, with syrup and condensed milk. Prices is around $1 USD.

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18. CHICHA

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Chicha is a homemade fermented or non fermented derived from grains, maize or fruit. Be careful guys when drinking chicha in Panama because is so sweet. And after a few of them maybe you will get drunk.

19. FRUIT JUICES IN PANAMA

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You must try fruit juices in Panama. You will find them everywhere as street food. Prices are around $1-2 USD for a small glass depending on the flavors. Lulo with citrus flavor, Guanabana creamy flavor and one of the most popular.

Tomate de arbol means tomato tree and more options. Just try all of them and choose your favorite one!

20. SUGAR CANE

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Sugar Cane you will find with street vendors as well in Panama. Sugar cane isn’t my favorite but it’s so refreshing. Be careful not having a few of them since is full of sugar.

21. COCONUT WATER

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Coconut water is a must to try in Panama. You will see street vendors at the beach passing by with coconut water and when you under the sun is so refreshing plus so healthy.

22. NARANJILLA BEVERAGE

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Naranjilla Beverage is a traditional drink in Panama. Naranjilla beverage is made from the fruit lulo and mixed with lemon juice, ice and sugar. You can mixed with alcohol liquor and also you can add condensed milk if you have sweet tooth.

WHERE TO STAY IN PANAMA

Hostel and dorms can only cost $15 USD a night in Panama which is a fair amount if you’re on budget travel. They are decent and quite comfortable. Of course, there are also mid-range hotels in Panama. They can cost up to $50 USD a night if you want a more comfortable place to stay at while exploring Panama. If you prefer luxury will start from $100 USD per night.

Click here to book your accommodation in Panama!

BEST TIME TO VISIT PANAMA

The best time to visit Panama is during the summer dry season from mid-December to mid-April. The Panama Canal Zone has a tropical climate with high humidity year-round. You can also come to Panama in February, March, September and October for the least chance of rain.

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Hope you liked our Panamanian breakfast blog post. Let us know if we missed any breakfast in Panama and which one is your favorite one in the list of Panamanian breakfast.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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