Terrazas del Mar at Vista Mar Golf & Beach Resort

  The newly renovated Terrazas del Mar at Vista Mar Golf & Beach Resort offers fine dining at the beach. Chef Pascal Finet is a French chef, and is often in the dining room to help with your order.

Restaurant Name:

Terrazas Del Mar – Restaurant at the  Vista Mar Golf Club

Type of Food Served:

International and seafood menu


Situated in the Vista  Mar project off the  Panamerican highway between Coronado and San Carlos.   There is presently a large billboard for Vista Mar on the left with an arrow pointing right, indicating the entrance of Vista Mar. Once through the gate, continue towards the ocean, there is a small sign to turn right for the restaurant.  

Hours of Operation:

From 11:30 am to 9:00 pm

Days Closed:

Open everyday

Contact Info:

phone: 345-4077 e-mail:  chefpascal@vistamarresort.com




Shahani group

Open Since:



This restaurant could be described as beach chic.  Beautiful done in a relaxed upscale setting, the restaurant and bar are air conditioned and can seat 30.  Lovely views of the ocean  through manicured gardens.  There is a wonderful terrace if you prefer to eat outside which seats 40.


On site besides the restaurant


The menu sports items that have a French flavor.  An example would be the appetizer of jumbo shrimp scented with a  ‘Pernod’ aroma ($4.90).  Main dishes of chicken, pork, duck, filet mignon, osso buco, veal kidney, veal tongue are usually served with various  fruit or wine base sauces. On the ‘Surf side’ we have a choice of a seafood pasta, sea bass, jumbo shrimps in a lemon sauce, Chilean salmon in a mango sauce, octopus with olives and hot and sweet paprika, jumbo shrimp with coconut chips in a Malibu sauce and also a yellow fin tuna blacken style with a ginger sauce.


The usual offerings of soft drinks, water and alcoholic beverages.  They are well known for their  incredible wine cellar.


An extensive carte des vins features wines from France, Spain, Australia, USA, Italy, Chile, Argentina and South Africa.  A ¼ bottle can be purchased from $4.00 to $9.50.  a ½ bottle from $9.70 to $18.00.    Wines offered can date back to  a 2003 vintage, but also offer special wines from 2000 such as a white Chateau Villefranche (Sauterne) at $150.00 or a Dom Perignon Vintage at $250.00 for that very special occasion.  Most bottles range from a 2007 Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc  from South Africa at $17.50 or   a  red Mouton Cadet – Bordeaux 2002 for $32.50. Average price would be the mid $30 range. 


Since they offer a great selection to choose from, corking can be requested for a special wine, their fee is $15.00. per bottle. 

Main Meal Price Range:

Appetizers range from $4.90  for the Jumbo shrimps to  $9.75 for the octopus with olive oil and hot and sweet paprika.  The soup of the day is $4.50.  On the ‘turf menu’  prices range from the chicken breast with orange sauce and cappelini with garlic oil at  $12.80 to  the Duck confit in wild cherry sauce at  $17.00.  The ‘surf menu’ offers a sea bass with fresh red, green and yellow pepper a l’étouffé for $14.00 and  the Jumbo shrimps à la nage with rice, fresh herbs and lemon sauce for $18.00 .  They also offer a lunch menu (from 12 to 5:00 pm)  for children, golfers and sun bathers enjoying the pool.  This menu varies from hot dogs and French fries at $3.50 to sliced beef filet in a green pepper sauce at $11.75


This is the nicest restaurant this side of Panama city.  The décor is beautiful without being stuffy, the location is wonderful and the service first class.  The food is exceptional and beautifully presented.  They offer ‘house specials’ which may include lobster, fish dishes and rabbit in a mustard sauce.  The atmosphere is quite relaxed while retaining a certain formality with crisp linens.   A must try for your next special occasion!

Accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.