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El Trapiche

Via Argentina y Ave 2a B Norte | y Albrook Mall, Panama City, Panama
+507 269-4353
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Caribbean, Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Argentina y Ave 2a B Norte | y Albrook Mall, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We and 2 college age grandsons enjoyed this spot quite a bit. We arrived a bit early so got table right away. By the time we left, people were waiting to sit. We all are something different and shared. Left fat and happy

Thank Hondog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fish dishes were tasty, staff was friendly and helped us dry off as we came in from a downpour, service was quick. Really enjoyed the meal.

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although this place has been well reviewed previously, we were unimpressed. We went to the San Francisco location and must say there were many locals including larger groups of locals indicating that it must be liked by locals. For us we went wanting to eat...More

Thank lav p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant on personal reviews from someone in our hotel. The food was excellent as were the staff. It was busy with lots of locals who seemed to be enjoying their food as much as us. We would definitely eat here again. I...More

Thank Carter244
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small hole in the wall,with great food at a decent price.Shrimps and Pork Chops with good.They serve Cocktails and beer made in Panama..

Thank LOUIE815
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ate at the location in the Albrook Mall. The portions are nice sized and the meals are fairly inexpensive. The place was packed which is always a good sign. I had the Chicken with mushroom sauce and it was amazing. The empanadas were also...More

Thank Shelley M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to experience the Panamanian culture come here. This spot is full of locals and the food is super inexpensive. We all enjoyed our food here.

Thank chorbita01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is full of local people what is always a good recommendation. The food is great, portions georgous and service very friendly! We recommend „fiesta” - tipical panameñan dish, sopa de mariscos is just excellent as well as „corvina al ajillo”

Thank Bajonka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

during my trip to panama city which has lot of variety to offer from American cuisine to Italian to Thai to Indian etc... i wanted to try local Panamanian food. This was the best place i found online and it truly was great food. Their...More

Thank zeemak1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my time here. The service was slow. The food I thought was quite tasty. Not the best meal of my life, however, I thought it was done right with huge portions. Saw this place on TripAdvisor and was close to my hostel,...More

Thank Curtez151
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Questions & Answers
May 7, 2018|
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Response from Rajiv M | Reviewed this property |
Hotel Riu is 2 kilometres away from this restaurant in Via Argentina
May 16, 2017|
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Response from DOMINGO D | Property representative |
Hello! We accept Master Card, Visa and American Express!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$5 - $12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:45 PM
7:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Argentina y Ave 2a B Norte | y Albrook Mall, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 269-4353
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At El Trapiche we specialize in Panamanian traditional cuisine since 1983. Our mission is to provide our guests with the best examples of our culinary traditions in a relaxed, casual atmosphere.
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