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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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Latin, Seafood, Central American, International, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Calle 8va, Edificio Grapes | Casco Antiguo, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

We were delighted with the atmosphere in Grapes, a small restaurant in a beautifully restored setting. The service was excellent from the moment we stepped in the door, including a complementary small serving of soup to start us off. Our dinners were delicious- pasta and...More

Thank 452bruceh
John M, Owner at Grapes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a nice review. The restaurant actually forms part of house and is in one of the rooms in a part of the “block” that the property covers. Date back to 1665 so those walls...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018

I enjoyed a delicious meal in Grapes last night and the food was its usual excellent standard. Panamanians tend to eat late, so when we arrived at 8pm we were the first there, but it soon got busier. The redecoration and the addition of a...More

Thank BRMB
John M, Owner at Grapes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Thank you for posting a review : I don’t think many people know Grapes is located in our house and those stone walls are nearly 400 yers old! It’s the first property established in the Casco and dates back to 1665. The arched walls extend...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018 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 21 June 2018

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 16 June 2018 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

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John M, Owner at Grapes Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

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

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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

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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

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Questions & Answers
Abdiel A
31 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from John M | Property representative |
We have valet parking. Most people use Uber or Taxi but if you want to use your car we provide valet parking only . No restaurants in the Old City have parking. Hope that helps.
26 January 2017|
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Valet Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
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
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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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