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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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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ropa vieja” (48 reviews)
“arroz con pollo” (29 reviews)
“sampler plate” (11 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All 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 1 week ago

I love getting lunch or dinner here, it's quite delicious. I usually get the Ropa Vieja ....mmmm, yummy!

Thank chokicharles
DOMINGO D, Owner at El Trapiche, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your comments! We are happy to make you happy :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice Traditional Panamanian Food, regular dishes as if you were out of Panama City Hojaldra, Carimañola, Tortillas, Bisteck Encebollado just Name it, you get it

Thank luis s
DOMINGO D, Owner at El Trapiche, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thnak you very much for your visit. We are happy you were able to try a bit of our panamanian countryside while visiting Panama City. Safe Travels!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No parking facilities. A lot of ongoing construction in the area. The food is average. Lacking the Panamanian 'gusto'.

Thank 588yvetter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made reservations for the 9:00 pm show of the old, traditional dances. We ordered dinner - their specialty being typically Panamanian food. The food was very tasty (not spicy hot) and plentiful. Three couples danced several types of dances on a small, raised stage...More

Thank 207alba9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was passing and called in for a beer, which was very good. Service was very good and the menu looked interesting.

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had gone to the Albrook mall for water supplies and decided to sample Panamanian fare here. My attraction was the fresh sugarcane juice. It was sweet but could do with a squeeze of lemon. I chose the fiesta which is sort of a sampler...More

Thank Jaspreet K
DOMINGO D, Owner at El Trapiche, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to eat with us. We do appreciate your input and will make sure to include a better English description for our most traditional dishes. We hope to serve you again soon, Safe travels!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hotel front desk referred us to El Trapiche because we asked for traditional panamanian food. This place was the best! I rarely finish everything on my plate for one reason or another but the food here was so good! I had a beef plate...More

Thank Laxlang
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by our taxi driver as offering typical Panamanian cuisine. At two on the afternoon it was packed when we got there but our wait was short. Thankfully the menu had English subtitles. I ordered the sancocho and the mixed...More

Thank joannepmurphy
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This restaurant was suggested as a good place for typical Panamanian food. In El Congrejo on a nice street. A local favorite. Good, reasonably priced food in a pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

They have a good customer service, The food it's very good, nice area, you can eat outside and inside of the restaurant

Thank francisco i
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Questions & Answers
17 May 2017|
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Response from DOMINGO D | Property representative |
Hello! We accept Master Card, Visa and American Express!
24 July 2015|
Response from DOMINGO D | Property representative |
Hi, without traffic we would be between 6-9 minutes by taxi. Walking would be a bit far, close to maybe 10 City blocks away from the Riu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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
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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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