Today, December 8th is Mothers Day in Panama. We were not prepared for the importance of Mothers Day in Panama. It is not the trivial event of Mothers Day in the US. Here Mothers day is a major holiday, many people have the day off from work, banks and government are shut down and the retailers propare for the Christmas rush which offically starts now.
We went to David yesterday for some medical tasks and I took Jennifer to one of her favorite places for lunch.
The Palacio was the first Chinese restaurant we discovered in David. It is easy to find, if you head into David from the KFC in the Pan American Hwy just drive into town until you pass Romeros, make a gentle right and drive a few blocks the Palacio will be on your right side. Lots of free parking.
Normally we would eat the $2.25 lunch specials, wonderful stuff. But we walked into a mothers day party.
Actually the crowd was just leaving as we went in but it was quite crowd so we spluged and had a Cazuela de Mariscos, a yummy seafood hot pot. Almost as good as Jackson Street in San Francisco at half the price.
This place an good choice for a low cost Chinese meal in David. I prefer the Chinese Steakhouse but the Palacio is a good second fiddle.
Rest rooms are acceptable, food is very good. Atmosphere busy and very active.