Panama Joe's Grill & Cantina

★★★☆☆
  • 5100 E 2nd St

    Long Beach, CA 90803

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  • 562-434-7417

About Panama Joe's Grill & Cantina

Hours
Mon-Fri: 11am-2am Sat-Sun: 9am-2am

Food

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We entered with a large group of 10+, 7 girls and 3 guys. There was no problem when we entered. However, they were obviously keeping an eye on us because we were a large group of brown people, who according to their ignorant minds were going to start trouble. Within an hour each of us had had a beer and a drink. The problem started an hour later when we were dancing and talking, which I assume is normal in any ordinary bar where there is no profiling based on race. It seems Panama Joes and Sharkeez thatmanages it does not like to see 12 brown people enjoying themselves without assuming they are drunk and causing trouble. Unprovoked, a security guard came up to my boyfriend who was standing onthe side talking to another friend and told him to step outside. He was baffled so he calmly asked why and that??s when the security guard began to call the other guards over. I suggested we go outside to speak to them. When we were outside we spoke with the head security guard,and questioned why were asked to leave, the other security guard said we were ??too drunk.? We had been in the bar for about and hour had two drinks and we were too drunk? I can assure you there were lots of people that were way more intoxicated than us. The security guard sspoke, without rational, like they were uneducated and prejudiced. They had obviously made up their mind to target our group because of our race because about a half hour later another one ofour friends was forced to leave because he was inappropriately dressed. However, when questioned outside the securityguard forgot what he had said just minutes prior and came up with anotherexcuse. I feel personally offended that this establishment puts ignorant, prejudiced, irrational people in charge of security. I assumed Sharkeez respects and encourages diversity at their establishments but I was wrong. It is only ignorance and racism to judge anyone because of their skin color but this is obviously how Panama Joes operates. It is outrageous that we were profiled when we entered and targeted to be kicked out. This is a serious matter and I hope that Sharkeez takes it as such. I hope that appropriate action is taken because this type of behavior is unacceptable and needs to be addressed.

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★☆☆☆☆

We entered with a large group of 10+, 7 girls and 3 guys. There was no problem when we entered. However, they were obviously keeping an eye on us because we were a large group of brown people, who according to their ignorant minds were going to start trouble. Within an hour each of us had had a beer and a drink. The problem started an hour later when we were dancing and talking, which I assume is normal in any ordinary bar where there is no profiling based on race. It seems Panama Joes and Sharkeez thatmanages it does not like to see 12 brown people enjoying themselves without assuming they are drunk and causing trouble. Unprovoked, a security guard came up to my boyfriend who was standing onthe side talking to another friend and told him to step outside. He was baffled so he calmly asked why and that??s when the security guard began to call the other guards over. I suggested we go outside to speak to them. When we were outside we spoke with the head security guard,and questioned why were asked to leave, the other security guard said we were ??too drunk.? We had been in the bar for about and hour had two drinks and we were too drunk? I can assure you there were lots of people that were way more intoxicated than us. The security guard sspoke, without rational, like they were uneducated and prejudiced. They had obviously made up their mind to target our group because of our race because about a half hour later another one ofour friends was forced to leave because he was inappropriately dressed. However, when questioned outside the securityguard forgot what he had said just minutes prior and came up with anotherexcuse. I feel personally offended that this establishment puts ignorant, prejudiced, irrational people in charge of security. I assumed Sharkeez respects and encourages diversity at their establishments but I was wrong. It is only ignorance and racism to judge anyone because of their skin color but this is obviously how Panama Joes operates. It is outrageous that we were profiled when we entered and targeted to be kicked out. This is a serious matter and I hope that Sharkeez takes it as such. I hope that appropriate action is taken because this type of behavior is unacceptable and needs to be addressed.

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It has a time for everyone. Everyday there is something special and because of that each day draws a different crowd. Aside from the regulars, the crowd can range from 70 year old lunch or dinner to college nights to weekend sports.

My best suggestion is to go to panama joes on varying days to see the different people and maybe make one night your PJs night!

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★★★★★

It has a time for everyone. Everyday there is something special and because of that each day draws a different crowd. Aside from the regulars, the crowd can range from 70 year old lunch or dinner to college nights to weekend sports.

My best suggestion is to go to panama joes on varying days to see the different people and maybe make one night your PJs night!

Pros: Great Specials and good food!!

Cons: can get crowded at time and on certain nights!

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It has a time for everyone. Everyday there is something special and because of that each day draws a different crowd. Aside from the regulars, the crowd can range from 70 year old lunch or dinner to college nights to weekend sports.

My best suggestion is to go to panama joes on varying days to see the different people and maybe make one night your PJs night!

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★★★★★

It has a time for everyone. Everyday there is something special and because of that each day draws a different crowd. Aside from the regulars, the crowd can range from 70 year old lunch or dinner to college nights to weekend sports.

My best suggestion is to go to panama joes on varying days to see the different people and maybe make one night your PJs night!

Pros: Great Happy Hour Specials and a time for everyone

Cons: Can get crowded at times!!

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Could not even get to a manager to take care of an issue. The people that work there at night are rude. The band was just OK. This place is not worth the aggravation.

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★☆☆☆☆

Could not even get to a manager to take care of an issue. The people that work there at night are rude. The band was just OK. This place is not worth the aggravation.

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The food is average but the typically decent bands on the weekends are the real draw. Not too many places you can go on 2nd for good live music. They were a little stingy on the tequila in my margarita but I still had a good time.

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★★★☆☆

The food is average but the typically decent bands on the weekends are the real draw. Not too many places you can go on 2nd for good live music. They were a little stingy on the tequila in my margarita but I still had a good time.

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This a good place to go if you are looking for some fun on the weekend. They have great drinks and good food. They have live entertainment. Prices are not bad. It is on 2nd St.

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★★★★☆

This a good place to go if you are looking for some fun on the weekend. They have great drinks and good food. They have live entertainment. Prices are not bad. It is on 2nd St.

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This restaurant and bar has a separate dining area and a separate bar area. The food is O.K. with good service. The bar usually has live music on the weekends, so can get a little crowded. It's one of the only places in the Belmont Shore area with live music.

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★★★☆☆

This restaurant and bar has a separate dining area and a separate bar area. The food is O.K. with good service. The bar usually has live music on the weekends, so can get a little crowded. It's one of the only places in the Belmont Shore area with live music.

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This is a happening place on the weekend where you can come hang with friends and people watch. Good food, good drinks and some weekend they have live entertainment

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★★★★☆

This is a happening place on the weekend where you can come hang with friends and people watch. Good food, good drinks and some weekend they have live entertainment

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We have been looking for local cantina style bars in the Long Beach area. We tried four different margaritas, traditional and house specialties, all were terrible. Restaurant and bar have good curb appeal but not good follow through inside. Food was not well seasoned. Sadly, Acapulco's offers better food and drinks. Too bad.

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★☆☆☆☆

We have been looking for local cantina style bars in the Long Beach area. We tried four different margaritas, traditional and house specialties, all were terrible. Restaurant and bar have good curb appeal but not good follow through inside. Food was not well seasoned. Sadly, Acapulco's offers better food and drinks. Too bad.

Pros: Located on Second Street and never crowded

Cons: Bad food, worse drinks.

 

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