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Grapes Restaurant & Bar

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Calle 8va, Edificio Grapes | Casco Antiguo, Panama City, Panama
+507 212-1882
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 12:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 02:00
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New York City, New York
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in an old restored house in the Casco Viejo area, surrounded by several other options, it is considered one of the "classy restaurants" in town. Nice ambience, great and professional service, nice cocktails and great food. Steaks and seafood impeccably prepared, but they should improve their wine list, very modest for a restaurant with that reputation. Overall, a very... More 

Thank LAschermann
Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Did eat here before. Grapes is located in the Casco Viejo which is undergoing a major and visible restoration . Grest area to hang out !!! Restaurant was -again-recommended for its good food and wine list ( its called "The Grapes") Nice ambiance albeit unspectacular. Friendly and attentive service (except for the hostess that night) We opted for steaks ,tenderloin... More 

Thank WCD2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Definitely enjoyed the meal. Quiet and classy restaurant. Service was Great! Clean and Professional. Small size but suitable for small parties! The meals were Great! Would recommend to others to try!

Thank Brad T
London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Dined there last Friday and found it to offer perhaps the best service, best cocktail and best steak of my three months in Panama..... Surprising that it is not more heavily booked

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

After the humid hustle and bustle of business district Panama, this charming oasis of the Old Town is a trip down memory lane with attentive service and delicious dishes to savour.

Thank David C
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We stopped in this restaurant on our first night staying in Panama's Casco Viejo and we are so happy we did! When we first walked in, the restaurant was empty, but I think we just ate a little earlier than people normally do in Costa Rica. It was about 7pm. And more folks trickled in shortly after. I had the... More 

Thank sdavidson18
Panama City, Panama
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Very pleasant fine dining. Food was overall good. The staff was very friendly. My only problem was i called to make a reservation and wanted a cake and candles as it was my friends birthday dinner. The woman who took my info didn't pass it along. So we didn't get that service. They waiter tried to do it but it... More 

Thank Yaki622
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This restaurant is in Casco Veijo in the older part of Panama City. The interior is very much old style, but lovely. Both food and service was excellent, however it is in the more expensive category. Should be noted it helps if you have a small grasp of Spanish :)

Thank GillieBrook
Panama City, Panama
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

There was going to be a wine tasting and it was cancelled....but we were not notified of the cancellation, since they didn't have our phone number. The management apologized and made us an offer we couldn't refuse, so we stayed for dinner and drinks. We all ordered different items and everyone was very pleased. We will go back again.

Thank Diana B
Managua, Nicaragua
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223 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Since my last time at this restaurant several years have passed, but the dining experience and the service received was equal or better. Today Casco Viejo area has a lot more options than Grape's, but certainly, this is still one of the best options in that area. I ordered a tuna tartare as appetizer and as main course I ordered... More 

Thank Jorge A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 02:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 02:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 02:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 02:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 8va, Edificio Grapes | Casco Antiguo, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 212-1882
The Restaurant is situated in one of the rooms of a fully restored private mansion dating back to 1657 and is one of the very first structures built in the old fortified Spanish city. The original walls and arches are skillfully blended into a cosy dining and bar area. We have now expanded further into the old house and now offer private dining

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