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Grapes Restaurant & Bar

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Mediterranean, International
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Calle 8va, Edificio Grapes | Casco Antiguo, Panama City, Panama
+507 212-1882
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene
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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  • 134
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Best in casco viejo

After a couple meals I became a regular. The food is amazing, for apetizer try the tuna tartar, the yucas or the arepitas. They are amazing. I've tryed the curry chicken, salmon, lamb, grilled octupuss. Everything was delicious. They have a very english desert called a coffee toffee (sorry if it's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Gilberto E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a couple meals I became a regular. The food is amazing, for apetizer try the tuna tartar, the yucas or the arepitas. They are amazing. I've tryed the curry chicken, salmon, lamb, grilled octupuss. Everything was delicious. They have a very english desert called a coffee toffee (sorry if it's misspelled) that is also very good. 100% recommended

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Thank Gilberto E
Bowie888, Owner at Grapes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the post! Actually called Sticky Toffee Pudding ( English speciality ) I think we are the only restaurant in the Americas having the genuine item More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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431 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went at the Grapes with a local friend who wanted to show me the (very pretty) Casco Viejo by night. We arrived at the Grapes and were nicely welcomed and given a table by the window. We ordered a couple of steaks with some wine. Food was very good, so was the wine we chose. And the service was fine.... More 

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Thank Swissdiver
Panama City, Panama
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

I made my birthday celebration here and they were amazingly gentle with us. Nice food, good wine and very good service! Besides they have a very good taste in decoration, what makes the restaurant a beautiful place.

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Thank cmtezaza
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We had a very bad experience. We waited more than 2 hours to get the food we ordered. Ordering a bottle of wine took more than 30 minutes, we had to ask 5 times to get water, and the list goes on. The food quality was overall poor with salt being the main ingredient. When the food finally came it... More 

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Thank aallmm
Brussels, Belgium
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

'Casco viejo' is one of the best quarter to visit in Panama. And the Grapes restaurant is up to this challenge. Not the cheapest one but one of the great restaurants in a great town. Excellent wine (see the name of the restaurant) sophisticated cuisine. What more do you want?

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Thank Harald W
Cupertino, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

If you are looking for three star quality and service but want to pay five star prices, this is your place. We choose this restaurant based upon reviews and the menu for a celebration dinner. They price their menu similar to a fine steakhouse with everything ordered al e carte, which was what we wanted. However, the steaks were tough... More 

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Thank Brent H
Bowie888, Owner at Grapes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Very sorry you had a poor experience on the day you visited as that's not the normal guest response. Our apologies and your feed back is nevertheless appreciated so that we can improve on our service to customers. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We had walked by Grapes a couple of times while exploring the old city of Panama and noticed it. Finally one night we asked someone standing out front ho wit was. They were local expats who could not say enough goo things about Grapes so we followed them right inside. The place has limited seating but we got lucky with... More 

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Thank Explorer1904
Bowie888, Owner at Grapes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your posting that has to be the best review we have ever encountered! Most encouraging! Merry Christmas from us all at Grapes More 

Metro Manila, Philippines
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477 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This place was recommended by a colleague because we wanted to be in a special place to celebrate something. We made reservations and since we were a big group, we decided to call in our orders ahead of time. We started with drinks and some appetizers like yuka, tuna and carpaccio. For main course, I ordered the rib eye and... More 

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Thank combat66
Orangeville, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

One of the best restaurant experience my wife and I have every had. Food, service and environment all amazing. Go find it. You will not be sorry.

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Thank Wayne C
Las Tablas, Panama
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99 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Very elegant bar and restaurant. They know how to serve you there. You will want more that one drink, and lunch or dinner can easily become a special affair.

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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: Mediterranean, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene

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
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am

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