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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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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204 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 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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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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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 2 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
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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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8 reviews
4 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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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I don't understand people reviews. It seems either they have never eaten good food or their standards are really low. We had to return the appetizer after 40 minutes wait because the calamari were totally burnt. They were dark brown. It was an embarrassment even for the waiter to offer such a disgraced plate. So we skipped right to the... More 

Thank Naim D
Columbia, South Carolina
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240 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Hosted a farewell dinner with friends. The service was most attentive. There was live music in the background. A nice selection on the menu with a fine salad bar. The portions were generous, the vegetables and fruit very fresh. The outdoor option by the pool is really very relaxing and quite popular on the weekend.

Thank Louis D

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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
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?