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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 474 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
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Last night of two weeks panama, we went to finish the trip with a nice diner, We read the tripadvisor reviews of this restaurant, so here we go: cold beer in cold glass (excellent), 3 courses, salad was not fresh, Bread was very old, little Pie as first course, no flavor. Second course pineapple Rice, terrible, not Good taste And... More

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Martinez, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We were really excited to eat here after reading so many fabulous reviews. It's a very special place as it's a small and intimate venue, run by a darling couple, and it feels like you're eating in their home. They take great pride in what they do. Perhaps we caught them on an off night, and we'd be open to... More

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