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TGI Friday's

American, Bar
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Panamerican Highway, David 0426, Panama
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Carlsbad, California
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The Panamanians love this place. Has all the same menu you would find in USA. Reliable, conscious staff. We stuck to drinks and appetizers. Good, hit the spot. Free WiFi. Right across Pan/Am highway from Ray's, which is a huge supermarket and spirits store. This Ray's store would remind you of any good supermarket back in USA.

Thank Chaps4126
Boquete, Panama
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102 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The experience is random, erratic. We've been disappointed in the past by the indifferent service not justifying the prices charged. We tried it again recently, for lunch, as a convenient oasis after a morning of shopping at the adjacent Plaza Terronal. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and by the reasonably attentive service - the prices... More 

Thank jabx
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Hello! Food is regular TGI but waitress was friendly as a jail gate! Smile function wasn´t available...

Thank Roberto M
North Bay, Ontario
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We stopped for lunch here before driving to Boquete. The restaurant was very quiet, but it was just before noon. The physical building is getting tired. It needs a painting, new upholstery, lights, etc. The waitresses were friendly, and reasonably attentive. We had chicken fingers with fries, and a Chicken Cuban Stack, which was 2 deep fried chicken breasts with... More 

Thank Iguana Hunter
Sarasota, Florida
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Mozzarella sticks, $11???? Are you serious?? Dried out fajitas $19. Guacamole is tomatoes and onions...oops. I found a piece of avocado. This is a complete ripoff joint. Terrible

Thank floridaman2014
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

A typical TGI lunch! Good service, nice food, polite staff! We stayed for 90 mins without being pushed out! Dirty toilets, no paper & in need of repair

Thank sylviamacdonald
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Equipped in their typical style, the ceiling outlets of the A/C were surrounded by black dirt. Our daughter had Buffalo wings that were completely dried out and appeared to be re heated. The French fries were limp and arrived Luke warm. My extra thick pork chops were about 1/2'' thick, hard to chew, but had a good flavor. The mashed... More 

Thank Karl S
Boquete, Panama
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This typical American restaurant chain is not well-served by its location in David. The food is mediocre, not even what you would expect of this type of chain. The service was very slow both times we were there, and the menu is far smaller than its American counterparts.

Thank Sheila S
Normal, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We have been to this TGI Friday's about once a month since it first opened here in David, Panama and the service is just as bad as day one. The food is pretty good and consistent. Once I had a hair in my food and they apologized and brought me a new plate, the same dish, just a different serving.... More 

Thank elizabeth c
David, Panama
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Been to TGI in David several times... our last visit was not the best. There were just a few customers in the place but it took a long time to get served. I noted only one waitress, maybe that was the reason. I ordered fajitas... the tortillas were hard, I think over cooked and the various items were not like... More 

Thank Ray M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Panamerican Highway, David 0426, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  David

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?