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Rene Cafe

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Calle Pedro J. Sossa | Casco Viejo, Panama City 80397, Panama
507-262-3487
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 177
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  • 101
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The set menu is not what you think - it's better!

My brother, mother, and I recently had lunch at Rene Cafe in early July 2015. It was DELICIOUS! We ordered the lunch set menu and dinner set menu (yes, you can order a dinner set menu during lunch hours) and it only cost us $35 ($10 for lunch and $25 for dinner). Coming from California, you would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
AbelSun
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

My brother, mother, and I recently had lunch at Rene Cafe in early July 2015. It was DELICIOUS! We ordered the lunch set menu and dinner set menu (yes, you can order a dinner set menu during lunch hours) and it only cost us $35 ($10 for lunch and $25 for dinner). Coming from California, you would think that set... More 

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Banning, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The service was outstanding. You can see how they cook the food as the stove is on the side of the dining room. The waiter attentive and great service. Will come back again. The owner is from Bolivia and has Bolivian paintings that give it a nice feel. Also the music in international.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Quaint little cafe off the square in the old town. Serves tourists, but doesnt feel touristy. The fixed price lunch is a good value for $10.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Very good food and service. Everything was nice cooked and tasteful. The service was very friendly. We will come back anytime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a must if you are in the area around noon. Food great, service friendly, and value is awesome.

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

You don't get a lot of choice here but the quality is really good. For $10 you get soup, salad, a choice of chicken, pork or fish and dessert. My husband like the fish so much (and we had been eating in expensive restaurants) that he ordered seconds and they charged him $3. It it weren't our last day, I... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is my second time here. It didn't let me down. The service was attentive, the price was crazy ($10 a four course meal), and food fresh and carefully prepared. The prix fixe menu gives a choice of chicken, fish, or pork (today). Located right on the main plaza in the Casco Viejo (next to the cathedral) I highly recommend... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is an old classic restaurant in the Casco Viejo. Several courses of tasty, classy cuisine in a rustic atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We went here for lunch two days ago, and really enjoyed it. We each got a squash soup, house salad, fried rice, a protein (I had fish, my girlfriend had pork), and a piece of tres leches cake. The whole meal was $10/person (not including tax and tip). It was nice to be able to just pick a protein, and... More 

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Panama Province, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Another restaurant that appears by serendipity. It´s cozy and the menu is very easy. Lunch & Dinner. Prices are reasonable for the location. I will say is another great finding for Casco Viejo

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Additional Information about Rene Cafe

Address: Calle Pedro J. Sossa | Casco Viejo, Panama City 80397, Panama
Phone Number: 507-262-3487
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $8 to $25

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $8 to $25

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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