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Mar de Grau

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Calle 53 Oeste | Al lado de la Mansion Dante, Panama City, Panama
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really good Peruvian cuisine

This restaurant in the new part of town serves really tasty Peruvian cuisine, featuring ceviche of course, but with plenty of more unusual Peruvian dishes too. Friendly service and good prices. Unfortunately no tables outside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Antwerp, Belgium
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135 reviews 135 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This restaurant in the new part of town serves really tasty Peruvian cuisine, featuring ceviche of course, but with plenty of more unusual Peruvian dishes too. Friendly service and good prices. Unfortunately no tables outside.

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Wheeling, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The Concierge at our hotel recommended it which sometimes makes me leery. But it was truly excellent and only a block from our hotel.

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Panama
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85 reviews 85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

It is difficult to err in this place: almost all choices are excellent. Do not miss the arroz con mariscos and jalea de mariscos. Servings are generous and outstanding in flavor. Try the hot sauce with caution: is really picante!! Overall an excellent value for your money, particularly in the area it is located. Parking is limited and prior reservation... More 

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Rooftops
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129 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My wife and I had a wonderful experience dining here. The food and service were great. Atmosphere is casual. Price is reasonable. We dined here twice during our stay in Panama. The cerviches (corvina & pulpo) are great! The Octopus Carpaccio is a must and the spicy picante paste/sauce that comes with it is awesome! Most of the starters are... More 

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Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

the last time we were ate here was January 2015, however we also came here several times when we were in Panama last September. Every meal we had was great, we will be coming back again the next time we head back to panama as well. The portions are very large, an appetizer is almost a sufficient meal for one.

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Very good pisco sour! We went twice for dinner and were very pleased with the meal. Corvina is on the menu at least 6 ways. There is a killer hot sauce that comes with the ceveche. Dangerous but tasty! The pulpo and ceveche were very good also The service is good and it has a nice atmosphere. It seems to... More 

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New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is the restaurant to go to for seafood prepared with the spices of Peru. Although our grilled octopus appetizer was not as tender as our first visit, the black rice seafood entree and the grilled corvina were outstanding.

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Panama City, Panama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

For us, it is a local restaurant and we love it! Everything we've had there has been excellent. I will have to write down what we had so I can order it again. Would highly recommend making reservations. Service is very good and the atmosphere easy going and pleasant. I love the fish tank and hope it is not my... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I'd visit Mar de Grau Rest for a Business meeting. Order a "Causa de Camaron" (stuffed potatoes with Shrimp -Typical peruvian dish) as appetizer and "Lomo Salteado" (sauteed steak with french fries and rice) as entree. The steak was OK, but the shrimps in the appetizer were not cleaned. I've request to the waitress to change my appetizer and prepare... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were pretty tired when we arrived in Panama and so were happy to eat in the hotel but when you are in a city like Panama, you have to try a proper restaurant! Mar de Grau is just that - it is not a large restaurant - I would guess at about 30 covers. The night we went it... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Calle 53 Oeste | Al lado de la Mansion Dante, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City

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  • Cuisine: Peruvian

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