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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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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Latin, Seafood, Central American, International, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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££££
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LOCATION
Calle 8va, Edificio Grapes | Casco Antiguo, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a nice business dinner 13 of us and they managed this large group very well compared to other places. The wine selection was good and the food was served perfectly.

Thank 79aggie
John M, Owner at Grapes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for posting. Really appreciate your comments. Hope to see you back to our house...yes Grapes is located within our home..built in 1665 ! Again Thank You!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were expecting much more than we got there. Unbelievebly, they have only one wine list for the whole restaurant. We had to wait for 15 minutes for the waiter to bring us the wine list as other tables had to use it before us....More

Thank Vladimir de Sou... V
John M, Owner at Grapes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Firstly thank you for posting a review. We always appreciate comments good or bad. In regards the wine list choice we are currently overhauling our cellars and adjusting the stock to match those which are mainly requested by our customers.. we apologise if this has...More

Reviewed 26 April 2018

When we arrived at 19:15, we were the only persons in the restaurant, what usually is not a food sign. Later on it turned out that this evening other guests came later and around 20:30 the place was almost full. The menu is rather short...More

Thank XXXPol
John M, Owner at Grapes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Thank you for the post. It’s great that you took time out to do the review which we always find useful. Yes Panamanians tend to dine late and we see most tables filled by 10pm. There are unfortunately occasions when we are unable to provide...More

Reviewed 11 April 2018

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 12 April 2018

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

Reviewed 8 April 2018

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

1  Thank Amber C
Reviewed 8 April 2018

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 12 April 2018

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 29 March 2018

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 1 April 2018

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

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claudettep221
26 January 2017|
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Response from John M | Property representative |
Thank you for the question, no we regret that we are closed on Sunday's.
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RoselineT
2 January 2017|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Valet Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 02:00
Thursday
18:00 - 02:00
Friday
18:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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
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Description
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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