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Rene Cafe

Calle Pedro J. Sossa | Casco Viejo, Panama City 80397, Panama
507-262-3487
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Ranked #12 of 489 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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USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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West Hills, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The choice was limited but what the lady of the restaurant cooked was very tasty. We had a most enjoyable meal.

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Christiansted, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The menu at Rene couldn't be simpler. You choose between fish, pork, carne, or chicken, and then you have either white wine or red wine, or you can opt for a mixed drink. The food is brought out in several courses and is delicious. I went with my family and we ordered two rounds for $50 in total to share... More

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Los Angeles
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85 reviews 85 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The restaurant is right off the plaza. When we were there no one else was and the family that owns and operates treated us very well. Almost like we were visiting them at their home. The restaurant looks a like nicer on line, then in person. Its a little more of a dive then a restaurant (that is not a... More

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Wichita, KS
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152 reviews 152 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

There is a reason this is one of the best restaurants in Panama City. This reminded me of one of those small restaurants in Old San Juan. Rene Cafe is a very quaint restaurant with 6 tables inside and maybe 3 outside. Rene himself is greeting and serving you. It would be next to impossible to not enjoy yourself when... More

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New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This became my place for food during a tie in Panama city. It is a wonderful restaurant, feeling as if you are in someone's kitchen, with owners and staff obviously taking pride with what they are preparing and rightly so. The food (I mainly went for the lunch set menu) was delicious, simple, and very affordable. This really is a... More

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Ventura, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Menu of the day comes with multiple sides or courses, you pick the meat, they choose the rest. Everything was good and the environment is so quaint and comfortable.

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We ate at this simple but fantastic cafe in Casco Viejo twice on our trip - once for lunch, once for dinner. The menus are set, so you just pick your main course (fish, chicken or pork). You can order the lunch menu for dinner if you're not hungry enough for the extended menu. Great wine selection and atmosphere.

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Surrey, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

You get a good meal with lots of food at a very reasonable price in a nice restaurant. I went every evening for dinner while I was staying in the area. My meal consisted of bread, soup, salad, rice and beans, a choice of chicken, pork or fish and desert all for 10.00. It was a nice place to go... More

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Seal Beach, SO CA USA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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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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