Featured Neighborhood – Calle Uruguay in Bella Vista





Panama City


This is an area near the financial district that has some good hotels plus a number of trendy restaurants and bars.

Market Restaurant: I had lunch at Market Restaurant, located on Calle 48, near the intersection of Calle Uruguay in Bella Vista. The atmosphere is very contemporary and attractive. The food was basic and good but not as good as some of the other places I went to in Casco Viejo. I had the sea bass with a tomato salad.

Waldorf Astoria Hotel: Just opened in March 2013, Hilton’s new Waldorf Astoria is quite contemporary and beautiful. It has a Peacock Alley lobby bar, Ginger Sushi Restaurant, BRIO Brasserie restaurant and Bungalow Terrace and Pool Bar with seating overlooking the pool and surrounding high rise towers.

Manrey Hotel: This is a boutique, design hotel, with lobby bar, second floor restaurant and a sleek rooftop pool and bar. It is on Calle Uruguay.

La Posta: Located near the Manrey and the Waldorf Astoria, it is part of the same restaurant group as Market. Since 2005, it has been a well-known restaurant destination, featuring pastas, fish and seafood and meat dishes. The decor is tropical.