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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%
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“ropa vieja” (54 reviews)
“arroz con pollo” (29 reviews)
“sampler plate” (11 reviews)
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Via Argentina y Ave 2a B Norte | y Albrook Mall, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Trapiche is a very good plave for having local food. Highly recommend the Sancocho which is a local chicken soup. Great place

Thank Jose V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited El Trapiche for lunch, with another couple on the recommendation of a friend from Panama. Great place to experience delicious local cuisine. Great food enjoyed dining on the patio taking in the local scene. Not a fancy restaurant go there for the food....More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good choice for Panamanian food. Restaurant was busy so service was a little slow. Food was tasty and worth the price . You could probably find the various dishes either a better value or taste at other restaurants but to find a place that is...More

Thank Dean L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here twice, it was so good and reasonably priced for the quality of food and service. Had the classic fried snapper, with patacones and salad. Also tried the sea bass fillet with garlic sauce. A pitch of sangria, and flan took the meal to...More

Thank Geo F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here and it was excellent! We had Sancocho, and carimanolas. This place is offers fantastic authentic traditional cuisine from Panama. I honestly could eat here everyday, and I wish there was a restaurant that offered food like this at home...but unfortunately there isn’t,...More

Thank Indiana B
DOMINGO D, Owner at El Trapiche, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

THANK YOU! Your comments are music to our ears! I am so happy you were able to sample what panama´s culinary traditions have to offer. All my best from my family to yours!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Classic Panama food in a TV centric environment. I prefer to be outside to watch people but also need mosquito spray if you do that, and that isn't too pleasant. Inside the food is local Panama to the core. From guarapo to hojaldre. I love...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal start to finish ... on tail, Parmesan Cheese mash potatoes. Large portions...filling meal and diverse mean with something for everyone. Try a few dishes to share.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Another good restaurant was Diablicos. OMG. EXCELLENT. Fried red snapper was seasoned perfectly.

Thank Ant Henrystyle H
Reviewed 16 October 2017

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 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 October 2017

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 weeks 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!

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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
  • 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, Local cuisine, Kids, 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 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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