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Grapes Restaurant & Bar

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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
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After the humid hustle and bustle of business district Panama, this charming oasis of the Old Town is a trip down memory lane with attentive service and delicious dishes to savour.

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Thank David C
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped in this restaurant on our first night staying in Panama's Casco Viejo and we are so happy we did! When we first walked in, the restaurant was empty, but I think we just ate a little earlier than people normally do in Costa Rica. It was about 7pm. And more folks trickled in shortly after. I had the... More 

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Thank sdavidson18
Panama City, Panama
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Very pleasant fine dining. Food was overall good. The staff was very friendly. My only problem was i called to make a reservation and wanted a cake and candles as it was my friends birthday dinner. The woman who took my info didn't pass it along. So we didn't get that service. They waiter tried to do it but it... More 

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Thank Yaki622
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This restaurant is in Casco Veijo in the older part of Panama City. The interior is very much old style, but lovely. Both food and service was excellent, however it is in the more expensive category. Should be noted it helps if you have a small grasp of Spanish :)

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Thank GillieBrook
Panama City, Panama
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

There was going to be a wine tasting and it was cancelled....but we were not notified of the cancellation, since they didn't have our phone number. The management apologized and made us an offer we couldn't refuse, so we stayed for dinner and drinks. We all ordered different items and everyone was very pleased. We will go back again.

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Thank Diana B
Managua, Nicaragua
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199 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Since my last time at this restaurant several years have passed, but the dining experience and the service received was equal or better. Today Casco Viejo area has a lot more options than Grape's, but certainly, this is still one of the best options in that area. I ordered a tuna tartare as appetizer and as main course I ordered... More 

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Thank Jorge A
Boksburg, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere was nice very quiet and the food was good. Served some ice cold water on arrival. Not bad.

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Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

A great restaurant but on the high side for prices. Great ambience in an older building in Casco Viejo, service was good. Very little english spoken. Food was very good

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Thank CanuckinParis
Cerro Azul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

A nice atmosphere restaurant, food is made precisely the way you ask for, with quite a wine selection. A must when going to Casco Viejo. Try the tuna tartar for starters and a nice steak as a main.

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Thank Marcos H
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

It's a bit stuffy actually. Service is almost too much since there aren't a lot of people early in the evening (7pm reservations and it was empty). Food was just ok and a bit pricey. I think there are better options to be honest.

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$11 - $32
Cuisine
International, Mediterranean, European, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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
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
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?