A couple weeks ago I received the following email.
Hi there, I am a Chiricano that just got back from Gringolandia in Michigan after 27 years of living there !!! I am looking to connect with a group of Gringos here in Chiriquí. I have but a few older relatives living here. My wife Vicky and I just opened a small restaurant and cafe in David and would love to have a group of people come and visit so we can get acquainted!!!
Please check out our novice web page. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and the phone number: 774-2506 and cell: 6038-6239. Our blog is restauranteycafe-mana.blogspot.com
Hope to hear or see you soon,
Jorge and Vicky
Saturday, I had an opportunity to go by Restaurante Maná (Bread from Heaven). Here are the directions to get there. From the Parque de las Madres, go down the street where el Kiosko Baby is. You will pass Java Juice … Keep going down the hill towards the Colegio Felix Olivares about 300 ft. On the left hand side there is a house with a yellow and green concrete fence just before a small bridge. You can’t miss it.
Here is one photo of the dining area.
Here is the menu.
I had the Frontera sandwich. Very tasty. Reminded me of a Cubano.
Another had fish. I am told it was very good. They didn’t share. 😉
Another had costilla (rib) soup. Again, I was told it was good, but I didn’t get to taste it.
The meal was topped off with a Costa Rican dessert made from papaya. This was a first for me, but I liked it.
I enjoyed talking to Jorge and Vicky who own and operate the restaurant. Jorge speaks perfect English and Vicky speaks perfect Spanish.
Vicky is from Costa Rica and knows a lot of people in the area I visit when I go to Costa Rica.
This is a new Panamanian style restaurant. The food is good and reasonably priced. If you visit Jorge and Vicky, tell them you read about them on Chiriquí Chatter.