Panamanian Restaurant – Washington DC #DCFBHH
Hosting August’s DC Food Blogger Happy Hour at a Panamanian Restaurant was one of the sweetest welcomes I could have asked for.
Yup, I’m staying in DC! I know I won’t find most of back home dishes around the streets, perhaps at some Caribbean food joints or South American restaurant. That’s why I’m very thankful to have Yadira’s restaurant around, just a few Metro stops away from me!
Are you familiar with the Georgia Avenue/Petworth area? If you aren’t, this is a great moment, besides this Panamanian food restaurant I’m also curious to try a few other spots around the area.
It’s a very humble and cozy restaurant. Their service staff is super friendly and helpful.
I wasn’t able to try many dishes from the menu because the portions are very generous. An appetizer and an entree between two people will be more than enough.
Dishes I recommend for sharing:
Cod Fritters (bacalao), mild with hot sauce on the side (the aioli is pretty good with it too)
Carimañolas (cassava empanada stuffed with veg and meaty options)
Arroz con Pollo
Side of fried sweet plantains
During the Happy Hour many folks tried Chichita Panameña, Sangria, Hibiscus Martini, and some other non-alcoholic natural drinks.
I’m looking forward to trying their Saturday Fritangas day (Panamanian Breakfast, the fried foods). Also, Yadira’s tamales. That’s a dish that requires a lot of work, so it’d be nice to have a place I can get tamales to bring home. How cool is it that she also has a vegetarian version of tamales?! I’m so excited to try her place again.
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