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El Trapiche

Via Argentina y Ave 2a B Norte | y Albrook Mall, Panama City, Panama
+507 269-4353
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ropa vieja” (54 reviews)
“arroz con pollo” (39 reviews)
“sampler platter” (16 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:45 Hours
Caribbean, Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Via Argentina y Ave 2a B Norte | y Albrook Mall, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed today

I ate here twice in the week that I have been in Panama City and both times, it was excellent. The first time I tried the Cazuela Mariscos. Wow, the ocean in a bowl! Shrimp, fish, squid, octopus, mussels, and more in a nice broth....More

Thank yumamatador
Reviewed 5 days ago

Whenever I travel I like to see out as authentic as possible local eateries. This one did not dissapoint at all. The service was fast considering they were pretty busy. I had a nice pork dish, and the local chicken soup the first time there...More

1  Thank Gtosher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is simple, fast and inexpensive place to eat typical panamenian dishes. Preparation are simple. Try the typical Sancocho soup or the carne mechada. Prices for a meal are around 10 USD. Excellent quality for the price you pay.

Thank diego F r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stoped here as part of a private tour around Panama City. We loved the food and would highly recommend. Hubby had the combination platter (Fiesta Panameña) and I had had the tamale casserole (Tamal de Olla). We also had chicken soup (Sancocho) as an appetizer....More

Thank Fantasmaniac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I ordered the Panamanian food platter and enjoyed them. The servings were generous and service was good. I recommend this place if you want to taste typical Panamanian food.

1  Thank kait1yn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here for dinner, the meal was excellent and reasonably priced. Had the Mixta Bruschetta - a skewer with Shrimp/Chicken/Beef/Onion/Bell Peppers. It is located on Via Argentina - a 5 minute walk from the Via Argentina Metro station and a 1 minute walk from the...More

Thank ctm7944
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little place was the real deal! Such good Panamanian food and loved the traditional folk decor inside. Great prices and good service, too. We both tried different seafood dishes and whatever they were called, they were both wonderful and flavorful! Will go back again...More

1  Thank GoddessofArt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delecious! Oh the food here was so good, a must stop. The inside is decorated with traditional folk decor and staff was super friendly. I highly recommend the panamanian fest, it's a little bit of everything yummie. Be sure to drink a chicha. On my...More

Thank M H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bad meal, bad wine, bad choice,...food has no taste. Either they serve a terrible house wine, either one finger of good Spanish wine. This is really taking the tourist for a BAD ride.More

Thank Goldonomic
DOMINGO D, Propietario at El Trapiche, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for your opinion. For 35 years we have provided authentic panamanian food to panamanians as well as visitors of all kinds. As the 100 good reviews before yours can attest to, we are indeed a restaurant and one that our customers have...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to experience authentic Panamanian food, this is one of the places to visit. From sancochos, ropa vieja, ceviche to tortillas, hojaldres just to named a few of the delicious meals you can and you can enjoy.

1  Thank 744katiav
DOMINGO D, Director General at El Trapiche, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a comment about your experience.As a small family run operation, we thrive on the opportunity to share what we love with our guests. Thank you!

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Questions & Answers
8 May 2018|
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Response from Rajiv M | Reviewed this property |
Hotel Riu is 2 kilometres away from this restaurant in Via Argentina
17 May 2017|
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Response from DOMINGO D | Property representative |
Hello! We accept Master Card, Visa and American Express!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:45
07:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Argentina y Ave 2a B Norte | y Albrook Mall, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 269-4353
  • E-mail
At El Trapiche we specialize in Panamanian traditional cuisine since 1983. Our mission is to provide our guests with the best examples of our culinary traditions in a relaxed, casual atmosphere.
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