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Rene Cafe

Calle Pedro J. Sossa | Casco Viejo, Panama City 80397, Panama
507-262-3487
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Ranked #11 of 475 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
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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85% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Seal Beach, SO CA USA
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Right when we walked in, we knew this was going to be a great restaurant. Greeted by Rene himself, we settled in to a fantastic evening meal. The location is perfect, right across the street from the huge cathedral in the heart of the old city or Casco Viejo. Not unlike a European atmosphere! Rene recommended the sea bass with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A quiet place in the center of Panama city. Limited menu, but what there is is cooked right there, is delightful and substantial. Our small party of four had soup, One of :fish, pork or chisken; a jazzed up rice dish, and desert for the royal sum of about $10.00 each (We also had beer). Every item was delicious, and... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had the $10 lunch menu for dinner, which was ok. Nothing special, nothing outstandingly bad. You have the choice of meat/fish/vegetarian.

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Milano-Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The restaurant Rene' Café is located in the Cathedral Square of Casco Viejo.Rene' is serving at the tables,while his wife is preparing the food in the kitchen at sight.Their food is excellent,simple and typical and at very competitive prices.I recommend it as one of the best in Panama City.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It is the perfect place to eat delicious lunch for less money. Rene was super friendly and we got our meal without long waiting time.

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Rene and his wife clearly take a lot of pride in their restaurant, style, and their food. While, not the best meal in town, the experience was fabulous and was recommended by a lovely local also an establishment owner. The food is served in about 6-8 small, tapas sized portions. They will accomodate pescatarians and vegetarians. The salad was really... More

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Bocas Town, Panama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What a great find on Cathedral Plaza in Casco Viejo. its a small restaurant whit a multiple course menu bursting with local flavors, loved it!

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Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This is a small little cafe in Old Town with very reasonable priced lunches. They have a $10 lunch and you get a choice of pork, chicken and I think it was shrimp. Menu didn't really say how they were prepared or it could of been a language barrier. We had a chicken curry dish and a bbq flavored pork... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

After a morning of touring old town, we stopped for lunch. We were pleasantly surprised and the quaint location. We were even more pleased with the food, all very reasonably priced. The chicken is amazing, with a pineapple, curry sauce. Could eat that all the time.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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147 reviews 147 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Great location, but food and atmosphere should be the reason for eating out.No friendly greetings, or even a smile. I arrived 8 pm, was the only customer. Ordered $25 price fix dinner. All portions were tapas sizef, about 10 in all. Everything was prepared in afvamce and warmed over. Everything tasted and looked like lefrovers, rven the salad. Bread was... More

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