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Grapes Restaurant & Bar

$$$$Latin, Seafood,
Calle 8va, Edificio Grapes | Casco Antiguo, Panama City, Panama
+507 212-1882
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Calle 8va, Edificio Grapes | Casco Antiguo, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The service here is excellent. We usually sit at the bar although there's only a few spaces at the bar. The rum and wine selection is very extensive and the staff love to show the collection off. Wishing we had more days in the week...More

Thank Sherry C
John M, Owner at Grapes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Delighted you enjoyed the visit. Hope you like our new menu and that you return again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate at quite a few of the nicer restaurants in Casco Viejo and this was by far the best meal I had. Coming from SF I have high standards for what I'll call good food, and this is literally the only nice restaurant that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and i dined at Grapes a year ago. A friend had told us about the restaurant. Mi Esposa is from Panama, and as we walked down the street to Grapes, she stopped and exclaimed " I know this street", and walking a bit...More

Thank 112dalek
John M, Owner at Grapes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Very happy you and your wife enjoyed the experience. You both might like to know that Grapes is situated inside our house which encompasses that entire block in front of the building your wife recognised my wife began the restoration of this entire building which...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Desde que entras al restaurante te sientes cómodo; la atención del personal muy amable y atentos, al momento de presentar sus platos, lo hacen de forma personalizada de cada detalle de las exquisiteces que llevaras a tu boca. Recomendado 100% para cenas formales y algún...More

Thank Edwin A M
John M, Owner at Grapes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. Really appreciate your report.

Reviewed 10 March 2018

From the greetings of the restaurant hawker out on the street (a common practice in Old Town) and the welcoming young hostess your experience at GRAPES is excellent. Top notch service, a fairly priced menu with outstanding selections to choose from. Wine selection is diversified...More

Thank joe c
John M, Owner at Grapes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for the review. It's great that you enjoyed your visit to our home ! Yes Grapes is actually a part of our house which is nearly 400 years old. In fact the oldest building in the city and the walls and arches are...More

Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Sangria is delicious, and try Linguini with salmon sauce. Gin and tonic not quite good. Service was really good.More

Thank Laura Isabel G
John M, Owner at Grapes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Thank you for posting a review. We really appreciate your comments and as a gin man myself I will see what happened! I don't know if you spotted it but Grapes walls are part of a nearly 400 year old building ,in fact one of...More

Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

This is a restaurant that is in the historical center of the city, the place is very cozy and comfortable for dinner. The food is not as good as the place, rather average. The risotto ( I try the one with mushrooms and the sea...More

Thank Ariel L
John M, Owner at Grapes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you for posting. Very valuable feedback and we will take a look at the issue of the Rissoto. The restaurant is indeed in the heart of the historical old city and the building (which actually is our house ) is in fact nearly 400...More

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We have found the food in Panamá very average. Grapes was the stand out meal of 8 days for us. From the service, to the live piano player in the room everything was great. My boyfriend had steak and I had to salmon linguine, both...More

Thank Kirsten E
Bowie888, Owner at Grapes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Kirsten, Thank you for taking the time to post such a nice review. It was great that you enjoyed it. Grapes is actually a room in our house and goes back to 1665 ! I hope you enjoyed your time in Panama and love to...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Grapes is a restaurant in the heart of Casco Viejo. They have a nice selection of meat and fish dishes. I just went there with a group of women, and we really appreciated their willingness to let us share plates. I shared large steak with...More

Thank Rita S
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Overrated, overpriced, tasteless. Italian dishes but no parmesan cheese. Mushrooms raviolis without mushrooms. Pesto sauce taste like glue. Owner or manager wouldn't come to our table despite our complaint. I call the type of food pritty plate. Not enough on the plate. It was my...More

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26 January 2017|
Response from John M | Property representative |
Thank you for the question, no we regret that we are closed on Sunday's.
3 January 2017|
Response from John M | Property representative |
We have many Jewish customers and in fact over 50 joined us for dinner last Saturday for New Years celebrations. We have Kosher meat dishes and wine but do not have a full kosher kitchen. Warmest best wishes for the New... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Valet Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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
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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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