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El Trapiche

Via Argentina y Ave 2a B Norte | y Albrook Mall, Panama City, Panama
+507 269-4353
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ropa vieja” (56 reviews)
“arroz con pollo” (40 reviews)
“chicken soup” (28 reviews)
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7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Caribbean, Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Argentina y Ave 2a B Norte | y Albrook Mall, Panama City, Panama
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1 - 10 of 688 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for breakfast and it was delicious. We ordered “A caballo Steak” and even though the restaurant was pack, service was fast and efficient. I ordered a fresh papaya juice and just love it. Really good option for a local panamanian food!!

Thank mmarquez28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were advised to vidit this restauarant because of the Pamamese specialties, but they tasted all the same in my opinion. Not good not bad I would say

Thank ABKtje
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended on various reviews of us being one of the better Panamanian restaurants. I came here on a Saturday afternoon and it was bustling with locals. I ordered the fried Snapper and it was, okay - not great nothing memorable. Beers are...More

Thank SpahkeeTrav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was just okay average food and average service, the food was dry and small it was okay. Not sure I would visit again

Thank Norml1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Packed by locals and local decoration this restaurant privides real Panamese experience. Food and service was good, staff very friendly and helpfull - though English is not their strong point.

Thank Percislav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here twice in the week that I have been in Panama City and both times, it was excellent. The first time I tried the Cazuela Mariscos. Wow, the ocean in a bowl! Shrimp, fish, squid, octopus, mussels, and more in a nice broth....More

Thank yumamatador
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever I travel I like to see out as authentic as possible local eateries. This one did not dissapoint at all. The service was fast considering they were pretty busy. I had a nice pork dish, and the local chicken soup the first time there...More

1  Thank Gtosher
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

It is simple, fast and inexpensive place to eat typical panamenian dishes. Preparation are simple. Try the typical Sancocho soup or the carne mechada. Prices for a meal are around 10 USD. Excellent quality for the price you pay.

Thank diego F r
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Stoped here as part of a private tour around Panama City. We loved the food and would highly recommend. Hubby had the combination platter (Fiesta Panameña) and I had had the tamale casserole (Tamal de Olla). We also had chicken soup (Sancocho) as an appetizer....More

Thank Fantasmaniac
Reviewed May 5, 2018

My friend and I ordered the Panamanian food platter and enjoyed them. The servings were generous and service was good. I recommend this place if you want to taste typical Panamanian food.

1  Thank kait1yn
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May 7, 2018|
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Response from Rajiv M | Reviewed this property |
Hotel Riu is 2 kilometres away from this restaurant in Via Argentina
May 16, 2017|
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Response from DOMINGO D | Property representative |
Hello! We accept Master Card, Visa and American Express!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Argentina y Ave 2a B Norte | y Albrook Mall, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 269-4353
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At El Trapiche we specialize in Panamanian traditional cuisine since 1983. Our mission is to provide our guests with the best examples of our culinary traditions in a relaxed, casual atmosphere.
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