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All 87 Ponce Restaurants

El Negocio de Panchi

PR-14 (Frente a El Monte Town Center) | Coto Laurel, Ponce 00780, Puerto Rico
+1 787-848-4788
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Ranked #1 of 87 Restaurants in Ponce
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Mediterranean, International
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: El Negocio de Panchi offers exquisite International proposals with a creole twist. By constantly updating the menu we can offer our customers innovative dishes with various cuts of fresh fish and beef and creations such as veal (ossobucco), three-cheese risotto , Halibut in crust with sausage, among others. Apart from our delicious courses, you can not leave without trying one of ours home made desserts. From tradition to gourmet, El Negocio the Panchi offers exquisite dished in a comfortable and affable ambience.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Around Ponce, there aren't as much dinner options as San Juan, so this one stands out as one of the best. I had duck with marmalade sauce. The duck medallions were perfectly crispy. Bit too much the sweet from marmalade and not enough of the savory I thought. Also, seemingly there's very small selection for wine by the glass.

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I've heard so many good reviews of the restaurant that I had to try it, they weren't wrong. It's one of the best, if not the best, in Ponce. It's a small place so reservations is sometimes needed, it's also a bit pricey, but the food is excellent.

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El_negocio-de_Panchi, Public Relations Manager at El Negocio de Panchi, responded to this review

Thank you Mariahcri for your review! We appreciate you taking from your time to share your experience in our humble establishment and write wonderful things. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers! Sincerely, El Negocio de Panchi More 

Tampa, Fl
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Small restaurant, very noisy, parking is a mess, service can be improved, but the food is the best in Ponce and one of the best in the island. I have been to this restaurant multiple times, and every dish I have tried has been very good, perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked.

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El_negocio-de_Panchi, Public Relations Manager at El Negocio de Panchi, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive feedback! We are always thrilled to serve returning customers. Please come back and call us ahead so we can prepare something deliciously special for you! Cheers! Sincerely, El Negocio de Panchi More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Best meal we had on our 10 day vacation in PR. Our group was large, 10 people and we called day of for a reservation. While the decor isn't amazing, the food was incredible and delicious!!!! We had the tuna which was prepared exquisitely and everyone was so happy with their choices. The chef came by to inform and explain... More 

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El_negocio-de_Panchi, Public Relations Manager at El Negocio de Panchi, responded to this review

Thank you Jenny T for writing such a wonderful review about our establishment. Serving you was our pleasure. Our mission is to serve you memorable dishes in a cozy environment. We hope to have filled your expectations! Please visit us again sometime and call us in advance so we can prepare something very special for you! Cheers! Sincerely, El Negocio... More 

New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We stayed at the Ponce Hilton and concierge recommend this restaurant. The food was espectacular. The service was good. The restaurant is a bit pricey, but worth it. I definitely come back.

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

El Negocio de Panchi is a very unique venue. Although it is high end cuisine the setting is very unassuming. Located in what seems like a very small house on the south side of hwy 14 in Ponce it provides a cozy setting inside. informal/contemporary. Panchy (owner & chef) will come out and greet you to ensure the food is... More 

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

When you think about a small restaurant housed in what almost looks like a "casita Massó" next to an industrial machinery lot in front of a huge strip mall and with such a plain and unimaginative name as "El Negocio de Panchi" (Panchi's Business"), the first thing that comes to mind is a typical Puerto Rican chinchorro (a small, no... More 

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Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

For Ponce I gotta to say the best place I have visited. Ordered the rodaballo and it was perfectly cooked but lacked seasoning. My partner ordered the steak and it was nothing beyond this world, it was cooked well. Enjoyed the service, from beginning to end, very attentive and courteous. Very pricey for a good meal, nothing spectacular. I was... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Outstanding. Great service, great food. I was trying to see why someone would give this place a 1 star review but couldn't find it. Hats off to Panchi!

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Just had my first visit at El Negocio de Panchi, this food has been the best I have ever tried at the Ponce area. Recommended

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Additional Information about El Negocio de Panchi

Address: PR-14 (Frente a El Monte Town Center) | Coto Laurel, Ponce 00780, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 787-848-4788
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Ponce
Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
Cuisine: Mediterranean, International

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