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Grapes Restaurant & Bar

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Calle 8va, Edificio Grapes | Casco Antiguo, Panama City, Panama
+507 212-1882
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Restaurant is situated in one of the rooms of a fully restored private...
The Restaurant is situated in one of the rooms of a fully restored private mansion dating back to 1657 and is one of the very first structures built in the old fortified Spanish city. The original walls and arches are skillfully blended into a cosy dining and bar area. We have now expanded further into the old house and now offer private dining
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Good for:
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 23
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  • 7
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice place and good appetisers.

The restaurant is nicely located in the old town of Panama City. They restaurant is nice and the appetisers are very good (especially the Tuna tartare, the areas and the ceviche). Service is not great, but is ok. Main dishes are not that good, but if you want to go to "casco viejo" and have drinks... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is nicely located in the old town of Panama City. They restaurant is nice and the appetisers are very good (especially the Tuna tartare, the areas and the ceviche). Service is not great, but is ok. Main dishes are not that good, but if you want to go to "casco viejo" and have drinks and appetisers, then this... More 

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Arlington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

let me first say the food was good not great. The menu lacked any originality/creativity. We ordered the tuna tartare and it was good, it came with a soy/passion fruit dressing along with an avocado spread on the side and a mustard spread on the side as a garnish. The problem was that we also ordered grilled octopus and sea... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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93 reviews 93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

In One of The nicest and oldest Part of Panama city, this Restaurant is Located with great Food, The lamb was awesome, and The risotto too, The ambience was really nice and cozy, you can Also walk a round before or after eating in a Very beautifull regenerated trendy area

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GrapesPanama, Public Relations Manager at Grapes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed Grapes, we will love to have you here again soon. Kind regards More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Very nice atmosphere and food. Went out with partner and my mom. Nice selection of wines and food presentation is also very nice. I wouldnt recommend for sitting in the bar and having drinks. For sure would come back for dinner!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was our best meal in Panama (full disclosure, this was the only place we really splurged). The value was good too as we each got an entrée, we each got an appetizer, we got three sides between us and split a desert. After tax and tip we paid about $120. The staff was attentive and friendly - Their English... More 

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Holbrook, New York
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225 reviews 225 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Our party of 6 ate here for a late lunch on a rainy afternoon. The place was pretty empty and as one would hope (and unfortunately can't assume in Panama), service was spot-on. Our table devoured the bread and the butter or dip that was left for us - and not just because we were hungry. I ordered a few... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Good cocktails but the service was incredibly lackluster. Firstly our mains got out before our starters, so much so that we'd actually finished our mains before the starters arrived. The burger tasted just like one from McDonald's (not great). And my girlfriend's meal never arrived - when we asked where it was we got told that they didn't have that... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Marcos was amazing while serving our delicious Tuna Tartar, Octopus Carpaccio, Cordero al Vacio, Arepas with Skirt Steak and a perfectly cooked (5/8th) rib eye steak. Pricing is great for quality of food and service required. i actually thought i was going to pay more. Grat bar tender as well. one of the best Cosmopolitans i have ever tried. I... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Had a wonderful dinner at Grapes. Great atmosphere in the Casco Viejo (Old Town) of Panama. You dine surrounded by walls centuries old. The food is terrific. Try the tuna tartare and the slow roasted lamb!

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Bowie888, Owner at Grapes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your posting. Great you enjoyed it More 

American in Costa Rica
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83 reviews 83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Our family loved our dinner here, the food was really really wonderful and service was fantastic. The wine selection was also great. It will most certainly be on our list to return to. And the area, Casco Viejo, was so lovely, romantic and quaint.

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Bowie888, Owner at Grapes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Certainly encourages us all at the restauant Maybe we will have to expand it if we get comments like yours! Really kind of you to take the time to write in More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 8va, Edificio Grapes | Casco Antiguo, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 212-1882

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 32
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients

Description

The Restaurant is situated in one of the rooms of a fully restored private mansion dating back to 1657 and is one of the very first structures built in the old fortified Spanish city. The original walls and arches are skillfully blended into a cosy dining and bar area. We have now expanded further into the old house and now offer private dining

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