Don't be afraid of ghosts ! Bóveda means jail in Spanish, and indeed, this restaurant, in the ramparts of the city, was formerly a dungeon, which held pirates, criminals, slaves, and political prisoners. Fortunately, Las Bóvedas offers a much brighter face today.
The Panama Office of Tourism renovated it in the 1980s, and today the old cells of the 300-year-old fort are thriving. Some cells are used for exhibitions, while others host a seafood restaurant.
It's a lively place, with live jazz on weekends and live music every night during the week. Sit at one of the tables on the terrace, a great place for a drink on a mild Panamanian evening.
Restaurante Las Bóvedas
Plaza de Francia
+507 228 8058
Menu: from 30 PAB