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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

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  • 113
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  • 37
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious food, great atmosphere

Went for group dinner of 8. Delicious, fresh seafood with great ambiance. 1 of my friends had flank steak which was delicious. The catch of the day on the day we went was delicious. The octopus and ceviche appetizers were fresh. Dessert was also very tasty. Excellent wine selection. Great location... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Detroit, Michigan
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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183 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Detroit, Michigan
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Went for group dinner of 8. Delicious, fresh seafood with great ambiance. 1 of my friends had flank steak which was delicious. The catch of the day on the day we went was delicious. The octopus and ceviche appetizers were fresh. Dessert was also very tasty. Excellent wine selection. Great location in Casco Viejo!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Not sure what to expect when we went there. We were pleasantly surprised by the food choices. They brought out fried yucca slices as an appetizer? I had a skirt steak which was cooked to perfection with a type of chimichurri sauce. My husband had the Grouper with pineapple habanero salsa. Dishes are al a carte. Would definitely dine there... More 

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Grapes is on a quiet side street in the Casco Antiguo - old city - it doesn't seem like much from the outside, but don't be fooled. This is a great dining experience in a beautiful dining room. Small, but quiet, the restaurant has a good wine list and a deep menu. The tuna tartare was fresh and delicious as... More 

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Chicago, IL
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great food in nice setting. One of the more formal places and more quiet in general. The food has good variety of italian options and is quite delicious.

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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This restaurant was highly recommended by our hotel and it didn't fail to impress us. The atmosphere was beautifully executed Spanish charm; the food was superb and the wait staff extremely professional. Reservation required. A must for your visit.

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I enjoyed the octopus and the atmosphere and it was a relaxing night. Was I blown away by the place-no, but would I suggest it to others, certainly. Staff was friendlier than I expected.

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

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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115 reviews 115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

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

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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