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Rene Cafe

Calle Pedro J. Sossa | Casco Viejo, Panama City 80397, Panama
507-262-3487
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Ranked #14 of 493 Restaurants in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $25
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Great food at an amazing deal! We got the lunch option for dinner and I still couldn't finish everything. Wine was good, food was great, service was great.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Don't expect sophistcation here,this is like being invited by a Ecuadorean Family for Lunch. 3 choices for entree,Maincourse and desert.thats it but done with Heart! So refreshing, I recommend it,

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Love the one room restaurant: kitchen and seating all together.They were helpful when we asked for a vegetarian option. Good salad to start served with bread and a flavored butter. The owner presides over the dining room and works to ensure that you are happy. The place comes with a attentive old cat who guards the door. Sweet!

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dfw
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

We love this restaurant. It is very small- maybe seats 20 and you do feel like you are in Rene's home with the kitchen taking a good part of the 1 room. Meals in Panama City are so reasonable. Here they offer a 6 course meal ($25 each), served family style, with tapa size portions for everything except the entrees.... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Order dinner and you will NOT go home hungry... delicious and flavorful... the people were awesome and can assist with vegetarian dishes...

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We shared lunch here our first day in Casco Viejo. Every positive thing said is true...the owner was attentive without being too much so... We felt "included"-- like part of the family. Thanks for the great good and service!

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San Mateo, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The owner is very friendly, the atmosphere is charming and the value of the food is good (3 courses for $10). However, the pork and fish that my husband and I ordered both came out dry. It was still fine, but I've had better food at other places in Panama. Not sure why this place was ranked so highly on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

$10 goes a long way here! Simplistic menu makes ordering all the easier. Stopped in for lunch to get out of the rain and found tremendous value.

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St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Panamanian specialities are prepared by an Ecuadorian family. The food is delicious. The cafe is extremely clean and welcoming and ideally locate in the square alongside the magnificent cathedral.

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USA
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We asked there for a sandwich or something light at lunch time and they didn't have it. The place is small but looked clean and very central. We left without eating.

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Address: Calle Pedro J. Sossa | Casco Viejo, Panama City 80397, Panama
Phone Number: 507-262-3487
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
Average Prices: USD 8 - 25

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