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Gran Hotel Nacional Restaurante

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Calle Central 1, David 0426, Panama
+507 775-2222
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Caldera, Panama
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We enjoy having the breakfast buffet at national. 4 stars because it is not top notch but they have an omelette station and great coffee, usually fruit, Panamanian onions and beef, cheese, cereal, juice. It includes great coffee fresh made via espresso machine. If you are jubliado then it is a great deal!

Thank Chris M
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We had the mixed grill at the outdoor wood barbecue, which included 2 portions each of filet mignon, NY strip, skirt steak, grilled chicken, local sausage, veggies, corn and baked potato. Plus several kinds of unlimited salads. Plus a welcome cocktail. Breakfast buffet was free daily, including an omelette guy and great coffee. Menu changes daily and was good each... More 

Thank IslandhopperOne
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

There's no love or care, just food, Oversized, poorly made food. The space itself is ugly as hell and the atmosphere far from a anything inviting. Go somewhere else.

Thank Foodwineanddessert
Coronado, Costa Rica
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207 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

One night we ate in the garden area with the grill. The food was plentiful & good. The meal includes a small salad bar. The second night we ate pizza in the other restaurant. The pizza was excellent. Unfortunately the outside seating overlooks the parking area. At least it is 2 blocks from the main square so not as noisy.

Thank Saltspringsgirl
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has very good size lunch buffet til 2:00 pm. Great Italiano Pizza and pasta inside or out side seating open from 10:00am - late pm. After 5:00pm this place offers an outside grill area seating with beef, chicken, fish and pork with a not so well stock salad bar. Good place due to variety.

Thank James M
Macae, RJ
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I was not impressed food and I tried it on 2 different days with 2 different menus to give it a fair test. I do not recommend it for pizza or a more formal dinner.

Thank burcorp1
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

If you go to David you got to stop by this restaurant to have breakfast. They will serve you with all the panamanian local food with an international flare, with fresh squeeze natural juice. If you dont want to try the local food, which I encouraged you to do, you will find the regular pancakes and eggs prepared in all... More 

Thank Maria P
Shenzhen, China
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119 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I can rely on the meals menu from this restaurant. One of the best pizzas in town and other good choices for a nice meal.

Thank Auri23
David, Panama
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, Italian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?