Miami >Food & Dining > Casa Panza Restaurant
1620 sw 8th St, Miami, FL | Directions 3313525.765409 -80.221175
Mon. - Sun. 12:30am - 12pm
Neighborhoods: West, East Little Havana
It's All About costumer service – I went to to this restaurant and I received Bad Service , i left without eatimg , I think the Management Have to learn how to treat their costumers better ,
Restaurant EspaÃ±ol Flamenco – El 31 de Diciembre 4 personas seleccionamos para celebrar el año Nuevo 2012 en este Restaurant que demostro tener una desorganizacion tremenda y todo empezo que llamamos por telefono para reservacion y nos atendio un Argentino de apellido Lesser y nos informo que el costo con la cena era de $ 70 cada uno, nos confirmo la reservacion y cuando fuimos a las 10:00 pm nos dijeron en la puerta que NO teniamos reservacion,logramos pasar despues de pagar $70 cada uno y lo increible viene aqui: pedimos 4 bebidas y cuando vamos a pedir la Cena nos manifiesta el Mesonero que la COMIDA SE ACABO, luego de protestar nos devolvieron el dinero y trataron de cobrarnos $30 a cada uno para ver un SHOW,Hemos estado en los mejores Restaurantes de Florida,New York,Chicago,Indiana,Etc y nunca hemos visto en Estados Unidos semejhante barbaridade y la verdad que desastre de Restaurant es CASA PANZA y pasamos un mal Año Nuevo 2012 por culpa del alto mal servicio con burla hacia los clientes ,cuando pasemos por la calle 8 Little miami voltearemos la cara para no ver el nombre de CASA PANZA
Stop at Casa Panza Today! – Please note: Casa Panza is under a NEW OWNER and management; any review older than January 2011 is too old! This is by far one of the top three restaurants I've eaten at in Miami, Florida, in the past 34 years. I went for lunch with a friend which cost an inexpensive $10.50 for a banquet which included warm bread, a choice of 3 incredible fresh soups, and an incredibly fresh entree that comes with 3 sides. We had the Blue Mojitos, dessert, for $55. I had the snapper which I felt was caught moments before and my friend had the Baby Churrasco.The service was fast, attentive, and professional. Treat yourself to Casa Panzaand you'll not forget this experience!
BEST SPANISH FOOD IN MIAMI – I completely disagree wit the other reviews. Although the customer service wasn't the best, the food was delectable. The flamenco show was extremely satisfying alongside a wonderful spanish dish that fills your taste buds with joy. I was extremely pleased and for Spanish food the cost wasn't so bad. The atmosphere was remarkable and the food was 5 star. Very pleased with my visit.
Quiero escribirlo en espanol para que tambien el mercado hispano pueda poder seleccionar un buen restaurant a la hora de sali a cenar...
Unos de los peores restaurantes en Miami,el servicio digno de una mala cafeteria cubana administrada por el gobierno,la comida no se puede describir lo mal elaborada,presentada y ni de que hablar de la calidad de los alimentos,precios altos,la seleccion de vinos,fueron los remanentes de los duenos anteriores,definitivamente uno de los peores restaurantes que se dicen llamar espanoles en Miami Dade,el show no tiene palabras para describir lo malo.
JUST GO FOR THE FLAMENCO SHOW – I definitely would not go back to this restaurant. The service was awful. I agree with the other person in the review, my friend and I were invincible, the staff are lost, not polite... .. The food was Ok, over pricey. The only good thing was the Flamenco show was good even though it was very short like 15 minutes I believe
Poor service and event management – Unfortunately all this restaurant has going for it is the ambiance and that's about it. I recently went to Casa Panza for a Flamenco Puro show.
I purchased my ticket online and it was supposed to be will call, when I got there they did not have my name on the will call list and all the tables had been reserved (there was no notice about needing to reserve a table when I bought my tix) so the first half of the performance I had to sit on a stool by the door because they had oversold the event and there was no more table seating. Several other people were in the same situation. These were $30 tickets and the management made no concessions for the lack of seating/service we were given.
Some friends that ordered food before the event received very poor service from the staff and had to wait forever for their food, even after asking multiple times.
The menu has very basic Spanish/Cuban dishes which are all overpriced, all the seafood dishes except for one are $25+ . There is $4 "sharing" fee, a notice that you can only place an order over $20 if you're watching a show, etc, etc. Its crazy and obvious that once you're there for a show they are going to try and bleed as much money out of you as possible.
I much prefer Las Culebrinas (4700 W Flagler St) for an equally beautiful atmosphere and much better/well priced food. Oy Como Ayer is a much better concert/show venue.
Casa Panza is fine for a peek and a drink, but save your romantic date for a different location.
one drink, 20 minute wait! – I always come here with the family on cultural fridays. Which I must say I think it is the day that is the busiest. We've never ate here just have had drinks outside on little tables and chairs. Never have ate in because we always go on cultural fridays and on those days there is no room for anyone inside the restaurant! And last time I went I asked for a drink and everyone i would ask to please make it for me would put me on hold. I waited for 20 to 25 minutes until I think it was a manager I spoke with just because he happened to have been standing there. Because if I would have asked for a manager I would have probably had to wait 2 or 3 hours. The drink turned out to be horrible! I would love to eat here but I dont want to be disapointed. I love the spanish culure and I just dont want to go through a bad experience at this restaurant. It looks romantic, lights are dim. It gives you a feel you are in a cave in the mountains in Spain. I once met one of the waitresses which happened to be my friends classmate in college. Which told us it is pricey. The male waitors are really good looking and young. Would love to come here but defenately not on a cultural friday.
I was invisible!!!!!!! – I went there on a rainy Tuesday night with my boyfriend. Called ahead and confirm there would be a flamingo show at 8:30. There was only a couple sitting by the bar when we got there a little after 8:30. There was no show! I can understand that since the business wasnt too good that night. The waiters had been busy arranging tables, getting extra plates and utensils for the big family came in right after us. We were out enjoy the night so didnt mind a little waiting.
We had patiently waited and waitedWe had to walk out of that place when the big family AND the couple came in after them were getting their bread and drinks while we still sitting there with NOTHING.
I am sure they knew we were there because the big family was sitting so close to us that I had to ask some of them to move in order to leave.
We were more nicely and appropriately dressed than anybody else there. The only reasonable explanation we can come up with is that they just dont want us there. I guess if you dont appear to be one of them, one that can blend right in that neighborhood, they dont want you there!!!
Can't tell you anything about the food since I didn't get any... The decoration and ambiance is pretty good though...
Follow the strums of flamenco guitarists and scent of sangria to Little Havana's liveliest Spanish eatery. – In Short
Standing out among the Cuban-run establishments that line Calle Ocho, this Spanish tapas bar serves up European flair in a Spaniard chalet setting. Live flamenco performances at 8pm and 11pm on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday nights draw festive crowds, though locals come by throughout the week to wash down the signature seafood paella or bite-sized appetizers with pitchers of sangria.
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