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Gran Hotel Nacional Restaurante

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Calle Central 1, David 0426, Panama
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David, Panama
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
David, Panama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

The food seems to be slapped together and the service is poor. A lot of artificial flavors and low quality ingredients (canned foods).

Thank Irisel3
Cape May, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

I just had the Sunday Brunch here last week. Around $10. for an all you can eat breakfast and the food is not bad.

Thank cherylbythesea
David, Panama
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

It's a Hotel restaurant, usually menu is a bit pricy for what it really is. The food is average and I would say too expensive for the quality and taste. You can pay the same in a better restaurant around the city...

Thank Ricardo P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, American, Pizza
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?