Anyone who is a vegetarian knows how difficult it is to find restaurants that escape the classic salad or mushroom risotto. After I removed the meat from my diet, I confess that it has been a challenge to find places on our trips – and even in São Paulo – that offer good options for dishes.
In Panama, of course, it was no different and we ended up discovering some very interesting places in the capital. Mahalo was one of those places, after all, I could already see from the website that this was no ordinary restaurant.
The first point is that the location in Casco Viejo was excellent! The neighborhood is one of the best known in the city, so much so that I had already commented on it here on the site. The place belongs to two Canadian sisters and, in addition to offering a good variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes for brunch, lunch and dinner, the place also has a garden where you can even do yoga and pilates classes. Aah, and whoever wants to bring the puppy is also free!
But are we going to talk about our experience? The entrance was just divine! We ordered a vegetarian chili with three types of beans that came with sour cream, tomatoes on the bottom and a crispy garlic bread. I would definitely eat another one 😉
The time for the dishes was a little disappointing, because the seasoning wasn’t there. I ordered a quinoa burger that came with lettuce, tomato, avocado, caramelized onions and dijon. It was tasty, it killed my hunger, but it really lacked that extra taste, you know?
Paulo took a risk on the avocado sandwich or better, a Avocado Toast. Although I don’t find anything strange, he insists that he finds it weird to eat the fruit on savory dishes. Even with this “peculiar taste”, Paulo really liked the dish. In addition to the avocado, the sandwich came with basil, tomato and cottage cheese. Delicate, simple and tasty!
For those who are curious and are scheduled to travel to Panama City, the Mahalo opens from Sunday to Sunday, from 9 am to 10:30 pm. The video of our first full day in the city is also already there on the channel 😉