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Grand canal cafe

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Av arnulfo arias madrid, Panama City, Panama
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kingston jamaica
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

ok food good access for kids and old person food overpriced not worth it. its ok if you have money to splurge

Thank stephy_10
Newport Beach, California
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

Don't plan on eating here as the hi-lite of your visit to the Panama Canal...it is not worth talking about. Eat here only, if left your hotel hungry and didn't plan on having a great meal later in the day.

Thank jroger69
Panama City, Panama
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

I went with a friend who lives nearby and goes because of it's convenient proximity. For me it was one of the rare instances in Panama where the service was actually much better than the meal. I was my friends guest, but I found the menu a bit pricey compared to similar restaurants here.

Thank Roger B
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

ok for a snack or drink nothing special but ok clean friendly staff easy access for children and old people

Thank Paulinemonica
Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

A group of twelve of us dined here one night though some had eaten here before in smaller groups. We were greeted by friendly staff, seated and made our drinks order from the extensive cocktail wine and beer menu. The cocktails were superb, the first three selections from the wine list proved not to be available as indeed did the... More 

Thank ChaCha5951
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110 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

The tortellini dish sounded good, allegedly stuffed with a mixture of punchy mediterranean flavours. But in fact it was a bowl of undercooked (could taste the dough) pasta in a load of gunky cheese sauce. My burger, meanwhile, was cooked right through to dry. The fries were okay. The restaurant is a soulless modern barn of a place, and not... More 

Thank Matthew S
Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

12 of us for dinner at the Grand Canal Cafe. Looked very promising at first. Extensive wine list. Tried to order 3 different bottles off the list. Each time the waiter ran off for about 5 minutes only to return with the news that they did not have the wine we asked for. So... wine list extensive if you like... More 

1 Thank me88888
Panama City, Panama
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

This restaurant has a really good and imaginative selection on their menu. The Pizzas are really good,delicious starters such as rounds of goats cheese lightly grilled and served with a sun dried tomato and caramelized onion marmalade. Delicious Sushi selection, good pastas and many other dishes. Excellent wine list. They have great salads too our favourite bein a green salad... More 

1 Thank MalagaBill77
Central America
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126 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2013

Me and the family decided to visit this place, one of my daughters had already visited it and gave us a good review. We arrived at 8pm, there was plenty of parking, the place was basically empty, we sat by a window in comfortable although slightly tall chairs, if you don't like having your feet hanging, stay away from the... More 


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Restaurant Details

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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: Av arnulfo arias madrid, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City

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