El Pavo Real, since 1981, has been a mix of Panamanians and expats gathering over games of darts and pool. This British pub-restaurant was made famous by John le Carre’s thriller The Tailor of Panama.

The pub grub is tasty and filling. Offerings include french onion soup, burgers, chicken-breast sandwiches, and the ever popular fish ‘n’ chips. There is also occasional live music.