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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” (53 reviews)
“chicken soup” (25 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 yesterday

Somewhat off the beaten track with wine that is kinda like home brew but, the food is outstanding. If you are looking for excellent local Panamanian cuisine in a laid-back local atmosphere, this place is a must. Enjoy!

Thank G M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wanting to try some localPanamanian food, we chose El Trapiche. The hotel recommended that we try this restaurant. We started with a few local appetizers; fried pork rind, and fried yuca. The yuca was very tasty and we ordered seconds. For dinner we had the...More

Thank JBentraveler
Reviewed 4 days ago

Delicious panamanian food on a cosy environment. There's a dish with many different things that are typical from Panama! Try it and you won`t regret!

Thank henriquevieira2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For our last meal in Panama, we were looking for something local and not very sophisticated. That's exactly what you can get at El Trapiche, with good quality. The place is not fancy at all but it is great for the type of restaurant it...More

Thank Marta B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a pleasure to eat a typical meal that was tasty. We had the sample platter and were able to taste all the flavors. The coffee was delicious and the wait staff was quick and efficient. It was slightly crowded, but well worth it. This...More

Thank Ejlane18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

El Trapiche is a casual, unpretentious tavern that offers a large choice of local recipes for a very reasonable price and large portions. If you like to be introduced to typical Panama specialties, maybe the best choice is to order the Fiesta Panamense, that is...More

2  Thank skardanelli
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great dishes at reasonable prices located in the Albrook Mall. Easy access by metro or bus and no reservation needed.

Thank anita r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good typical food, lots of seating inside and out. A local favorite. Breakfast, lunch and dinner available.

Thank Meanmugger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am huge fans of this place. After 6 months out of my country, I had to go there of course. I still like this place but I feel the food has lost its unique and exquisite taste. I may be wrong about it, but...More

Thank Pana-encutarrao
DOMINGO D, Owner at El Trapiche, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on our restaurant and for visiting us. We continue to provide our guests with the most traditional panamanian preparations, focusing on authentic ingredients and recipes from throughout our country. Please rest assured we will continue...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Try the amazing chicken soup! Loaded with flavour and lots of chicken. Salad was huge and vegetables fresh. A local favourite, good for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Thank Friend69
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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
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  • 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
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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