Istmo's menu has been lovingly crafted by owner and Chef Sean Davis, a graduate of a prominent cooking school in New Orleans, Louisiana. We offer a tropical fusion cuisine that blends influences from Latin America, Caribbean, India, Middle East, the Mediterranean, North Africa, the Far East, South East Asia, Cajun, Southern US, and the Pacific Rim Islands. Most of our meals are vegetarian or fish and seafood based; however, we can easily accommodate our guests who are gluten free, vegan, or require substitutions because of food allergies. Our meals are created from what we have grown organically, and supplemented by what we can purchase locally. We make every effort to maintain a light carbon footprint and support local farmers and fisherman, buying the high majority of our produce and seafood within a 20 mile radius. During your morning walk, you may see us down at the beach on Playa Grande, buying the catch of the day for your dinner.
Moroccan Couscous with a Cabbage and Pineapple Salad and a beet and cilantro salad with a lime vinaigrette
Mint and Feta Stuffed Sea Bass with roasted vegetables over whole wheat pasta
Carrot Halwa with a cup of tea! Featuring our Gajar Halwa served with one of our delicious Indian Meals.
Owner and Chef Sean Davis loves sharing his recipies with guests. Maybe some day we will put out the Istmo Recipie Book!
Asian Pesto with mung bean noodles and mixed seafood
Happy after Adriana Rizzolo’s amazing Awakened Feminine Retreat here at Istmo Yoga and Adventure Retreat, in Panama. Great Yoga, Great Food, Beautiful Beach, Beautiful Singing, Beautiful Friends!