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El Trapiche

Via Argentina 707 | El Cangrejo, Panama City 0807, Panama
+507 269-4353
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“ropa vieja” (62 reviews)
“arroz con pollo” (42 reviews)
“sampler platter” (17 reviews)
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Via Argentina 707 | El Cangrejo, Panama City 0807, Panama
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Reviewed yesterday

The service is excellent as waiters are very amicable and know how to explain the different panamanian dishes in the menu Not only the food but the quantity of it but also the beverages are really tasty

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ximena Isabel R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of choice on the menu.. decided to try the some small bites first. Crispy pork rind.. yummy like the best warm pork scratchings (excellent with a beer) along with a chorizo sausage. My husband had the jumbo prawn curry which he thought was ok....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Melsy1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful place to go for a Panamanian breakfast. Fast and good service, wonderful food and the menu is in both Spanish and English. This is not on the beaten tourist path which for us was a big plus. Prices are very reasonable. Do go!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kent F F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a spot where tourists do not usually go; their loss! Service is as excellent as the food. Don't miss the Panamanian breakfast with juice of your choosing; good fuel for your next adventure.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Foodandfrolic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used a Uber to this restaurant and it wasn't hard to locate. There is parking in the front of the building. My time of arrival was mid morning and it wasn't crowded at that time. The entryway is very welcoming with the waitresses also...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Keisha C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though El Trapiche is a typical Panamanian Restaurant, we enjoyed crispy side bacon, fresh orange juice, scrambled eggs and pancakes. We were seated in the private room for 10 which was perfect for our group. The menu is unique in that all food and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank wendygL6226FC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very casual place, road work is going on but still a good local food place. The sampler plate is a good way to try a bunch of local fare. Beer is good too!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 354debraf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional Panamenian restaurant. The food was delicious. We ordered Sancocho (Soup) and a Thanksgiving special (Turkey, guandu rice, plantain and cabbage salad). The soup was served rapidly, we ordered the smaller size which was more than enough. Five minutes later came the main dish. If...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Explorer623020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met this restaurant walking around our hotel and it was awesome. Cosy, great food and great staff. Prices are great as well. We have been there for lunch, dinner and take away snacks.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lucief777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was very close to our hotel and was recommended by the hotel staff. We ended up eating there three times during our short stay in Panama City. The Sancocho was very flavorful, the arroz con pollo was great and the tripe was super...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DrDeaux
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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
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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
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:45 PM
7:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Argentina 707 | El Cangrejo, Panama City 0807, 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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