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Gran Hotel Nacional Restaurante

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1 Calle Central, David, Panama
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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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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 64 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Frankfurt, Germany
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

We chose fried calamares (the only good dish we had) and croquettes made from sweet potatoes with mozzarella as starter. But these croquettes were made with normal potatoes served with some kind of cheese. Then we had a pizza combinacion and a ceasar salad. Two big mistakes! Tin can mushrooms, strange sorts of sausages and extremely fat cheese. The salad... More 

David, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I used to eat here at the Restaurant more often than now because every few months they charge mòre for the food. I always have Spaghetti with Shrimp in a White Sauce. . It was like $6.50, now it's over $10 for the same thing.

Thank panamalarry
Normal, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

We USED to stay here and often and eat at the restaurant. The service is and always has been less than acceptable. However, we continued going back because the hotel rooms and beds were far superior to any others in this area. They obviously recognized this fact and the prices soared! Along with no longer giving senior discounts we no... More 

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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
Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Calle Central, David, 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?