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Gran Hotel Nacional Restaurante

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1 Calle Central, David, Panama
507-775-2222
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: I would like to review the main (of 3) restaurant in the Gran Hotel...
I would like to review the main (of 3) restaurant in the Gran Hotel National. This is the best restaurant that I found in David, Panama and very reasonably priced.
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  • 31
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dinner

I used to eat here at the Restaurant more often than now because every few months they charge mòre for the food. I always have Spaghetti with Shrimp in a White Sauce. . It was like $6.50, now it's over $10 for the same thing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
panamalarry
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David, Panama
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Frankfurt, Germany
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

We chose fried calamares (the only good dish we had) and croquettes made from sweet potatoes with mozzarella as starter. But these croquettes were made with normal potatoes served with some kind of cheese. Then we had a pizza combinacion and a ceasar salad. Two big mistakes! Tin can mushrooms, strange sorts of sausages and extremely fat cheese. The salad... More 

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Thank STEFAN W
David, Panama
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I used to eat here at the Restaurant more often than now because every few months they charge mòre for the food. I always have Spaghetti with Shrimp in a White Sauce. . It was like $6.50, now it's over $10 for the same thing.

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Thank panamalarry
Normal, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

We USED to stay here and often and eat at the restaurant. The service is and always has been less than acceptable. However, we continued going back because the hotel rooms and beds were far superior to any others in this area. They obviously recognized this fact and the prices soared! Along with no longer giving senior discounts we no... More 

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Thank elizabeth c
David, Panama
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We eat here when we are in David a lot of times. The service is great, the waiters are very quick and accomodating. They answered any of our questions. The food is very good and comes to the table very quickly. Even the iced tea was very good and tasty. I asked for more. The have a nice parking lot... More 

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Thank Ray M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The food and service of this restaurant is average. Nothing of particular would I say about it. We all had Italian, of which was at the best average. The service was lacking. I would not go back.

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Thank Roy Q
Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Although the hotel is by far the best in David, the food is not. Formerly, the breakfast served wonderful, quality coffee and a decent buffet with choices of dishes that were a healthy start to the day. Currently, none of the above is offered. The lunch buffet appeals to the local patron: fried nearly everything and all meat dishes. Except... More 

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David, Panama
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I enjoyed the buffet immensely. The variety of food, the service, quality and flavor of the food was the perfect combination. Not to forget the champagne that is offered as part of the buffet. I would greatly recommend dining at the Gran Nacional Restaurant.

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Thank Trish C
Ojochal, Costa Rica
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This restaurant is above average as far as eateries in David go. We arrived late afternoon and was promptly seated and served with a menu. Glancing around, every other patron was a local, so we were encouraged. They have a decent red wine selection, but like so many restaurants in Central America, the only white choice is Sauv Blanc. The... More 

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Thank OsaJohn
Corolla, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Cold beer and great food, I recommend eating outside by the pool at the grill. It was a great way to end the day after traveling.

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Nelson, Canada
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88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We have eaten three meals at the Hotel, buffet lunch, great, buffet breakfast also very good--beautiful cooked to order omelette and other rather unique choices. However, our meal in the restaurant/bar with a BBQ menu was OK. The salad bar had three options, a slaw, a pasta and a greek salad. One standard green would have been appreciated. My chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Calle Central, David, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  David
  • Phone Number: 507-775-2222

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

I would like to review the main (of 3) restaurant in the Gran Hotel National. This is the best restaurant that I found in David, Panama and very reasonably priced.

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