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Gran Hotel Nacional Restaurante

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Calle Central 1, David 0426, Panama
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Macae, RJ
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was not impressed food and I tried it on 2 different days with 2 different menus to give it a fair test. I do not recommend it for pizza or a more formal dinner.

Thank burcorp1
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

If you go to David you got to stop by this restaurant to have breakfast. They will serve you with all the panamanian local food with an international flare, with fresh squeeze natural juice. If you dont want to try the local food, which I encouraged you to do, you will find the regular pancakes and eggs prepared in all... More 

Thank Maria P
Shenzhen, China
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119 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

I can rely on the meals menu from this restaurant. One of the best pizzas in town and other good choices for a nice meal.

Thank Auri23
David, Panama
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

you can go fro a cafe, or to eat at any time. good meals and the place is very friendly. is the oldest hotel in town

Thank Carlos S
Fairfax, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

There are really two restaurants here - one within the hotel which includes outdoor seating and an Italian restaurant. The hotel restaurant serves the best ceviche I've had in Panama. Also great steak and chicken kabobs. The meals come with the salad bar which has a great variety of pasta, potato salads. Great service. The Italian restaurant has excellent pizza.... More 

Thank Michelle C
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

I don't understand people reviews. It seems either they have never eaten good food or their standards are really low. We had to return the appetizer after 40 minutes wait because the calamari were totally burnt. They were dark brown. It was an embarrassment even for the waiter to offer such a disgraced plate. So we skipped right to the... More 

Thank Naim D
Columbia, South Carolina
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225 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Hosted a farewell dinner with friends. The service was most attentive. There was live music in the background. A nice selection on the menu with a fine salad bar. The portions were generous, the vegetables and fruit very fresh. The outdoor option by the pool is really very relaxing and quite popular on the weekend.

Thank Louis D
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

Breakfast and lunch ample and delicious with enough to be very filling. Italian Pizza Back yard by the pool BBQ starting at 5:30 every nite

Thank James M
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256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

I have ordered the lasagna dinner here in the past years and it is normally very good. Once again I had this order and was happy with the results. Probably some of the better lasagna dinners in Panama along with several other Italian dishes.

Thank BigDogPanama
Hector, New York, United States
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016

Tried a new pasta dish and loved it. During the day they served our beer at the outside venue. Good service, friendly folks.

Thank Barbara A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Central 1, David 0426, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  David
  • Phone Number: 507-775-2222
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?