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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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Buffet

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Trish C
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David, Panama
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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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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Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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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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Ojochal, Costa Rica
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Corolla, North Carolina
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6 restaurant reviews
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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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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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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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Sidney, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We stayed @ the hotel for one night on our way to Los Olas. The rooms were fine, clean and quiet. We went down to the bar and managed to explain how to make daiquiris! Yummy! We ordered the "buttered" chicken with no real idea of what were getting. For the incredible price of $ 10.50 not only does one... More 

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Tacoma
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

What a treat. The food was delicious and plentiful. It was well displayed and plentiful. The dessert bar was packed with some of most eye apealing temptations I have ever seen. The place s very clean and staffed by the most helpful staff. I treat myself from time to time with a visit to David, from Boquete just for the... More 

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Penonome, Panama
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This has been my favorite restaurant in David for about 5 years. This is the first time that I have been disappointed. The food is still very excellent. The prices are up about as much as most of the restaurants. The main restaurant was not open for dinner so we had to eat in the Pizzeria/Bar. The menu and food... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Good not very common pizza combination, crust was great and crispy, size fine and served very hot and fresh. We also tried the sancocho soup, a very Panamenian dish and enjoyed it very much.

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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

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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