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Grapes Restaurant & Bar

Calle 8va, Edificio Grapes | Casco Antiguo, Panama City, Panama
+507 212-1882
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Ranked #36 of 526 Restaurants in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $32
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Holbrook, New York
Top Contributor
216 reviews 216 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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
1 review
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
2 reviews
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 

San Mateo, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The website says they are open for dinner at 6pm, but when we arrived at 6:15pm, they said they weren't open until 7pm. We put our name down and returned a little after 7pm. The service was all around wonderful, especially considering most restaurants in Panama are lacking in that department. The food started off great. After we placed our... More 

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

I do apologize for the problems you seem to have encountered neither of which should have occurred Firstly our kitchens were not ready in time that evening mainly I believe because it's so rare for us in Panama to receive guests until rather late in the evening. We will be adjusting our opening time on the web to reflect a... More 

Panama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Weird experience! First time we went to the restaurant. There was suppose to be a promotion tonight from banco general (if you pay with one of their credit cards you get 50% off). After dinner when we tried to pay the waiter said that the credit card got declined twice so we cant use the promotion. After calling my bank... More 

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

Sorry to hear of your experience but I can confirm as would Banco General that this was a genuine promotion. I also sometimes get frustrated by card rejections but it's my experience that the connecting company between the outlet and the Bank has a fault on it. The outlet reader shows there is a problem and later when I complain... More 

NYC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I went here with a few colleagues and had a great time. The food was wonderful. I would suggest the cerviche and octopus but my skirt steak was also great. Really nice at atmosphere as well.

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

Thank you for your comments and for posting. Great you enjoyed the experience and trust we see you back soon. We are very proud of this lovely 400 year old building, the first structure in the old Casco and the only original building not destroyed in the early catastrophic fires . More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I just went to grapes to scout the restaurant out (my colleague had told me this was the best restaurant in panama). Boy, was he wrong. I had a miserable time. First, after sitting down, it took the restaurant 10 minutes to send a waiter to me with a menu (only after I flagged a waiter down). Another 15 before... More 

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

Very sorry to hear of your personal experience of the service which I agree is totally unacceptable but at the same time very unusual as previous posts will confirm. It would be nice to follow up with you personally if you have the time, I would be grateful for the chance to meet up and make amends More 

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We went on a Friday night at 2000, but we were surprised we were the only one in the restaurant, it filled up later. The quality was good. But the burger ordered came loaded with ketchup etc. this was not expected, and not wanted. I would really recommend the sauce should be served on the side! no other good restaurant... More 

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contento de que haya disfrutado de la experiencia, sí, probablemente mejor reservar, pero en general no necesitan en la primera... More 

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Additional Information about Grapes Restaurant & Bar

Address: Calle 8va, Edificio Grapes | Casco Antiguo, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: +507 212-1882
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
Average Prices: USD 11 - 32
Cuisine: International

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