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Calle Uruguay | en frente de Ligne Roset, Panama City 00507, Panama
005073917070
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Description: A European French styled restaurant- bar- terrace, a very upscale nice...
A European French styled restaurant- bar- terrace, a very upscale nice place for an international crowd. 55 seats inside, 24 seats on the terrace for lunch, tea & drinks and dinner. Open from Monday till Saturday from 11pm to 3pm and from 7pm to 11pm. The menu does have French & Mediteranean classics with daily fresh "honest" food for reasonable prices, a very smart bar and a Paris styled terrace.
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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    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
rob an steph

On our first visit we just had drinks, the staff and owners were wonderful and friendly. We went back again and had a fabulous mixed grill for two, so different to what you would except such a fabulous concept and appealing to the eye, and delicious. Again the staff and owners were extremely warm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2014
Robert B
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Panama
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I attended for an event, as a friend was performing. I sent out emails, so the house was packed. I ordered an Amaretto on the rocks, and it 'watered' down. I mentioned to the waitress, she said it could be the ice melted and watered it down. She took back to the owner who was acting bartender, sent it back... More 

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Thank Lora S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

On our first visit we just had drinks, the staff and owners were wonderful and friendly. We went back again and had a fabulous mixed grill for two, so different to what you would except such a fabulous concept and appealing to the eye, and delicious. Again the staff and owners were extremely warm and welcoming and we would definitely... More 

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1 Thank Robert B
Panama City, Panama
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have now eaten here twice. Both times the food was good. While the menu is broad, what is there is well done. However, we will not go back as there is a bad odor that hits you when you walk in the door. We gave them a second chance but will not give them a third.

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Thank Steven F
Fort Worth, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Menu is not what is shown in the images shown on Trip Advisor or their Facebook page. Seems like they recently changed their menu and decreased the number of items on their menu. My husband and I are vegetarians; we shared the onion soup and a vegetable pasta, which were both decent, nothing to rave about. The food portions are... More 

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Thank prizzle12
San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Great location and excellent food. Small menu but everything on it is or sounds good. But it comes to wine you would expect little better. Red is served warm ... I mean not stored properly so it comes warm. Other than bad wine experience, the food was excellent.

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Thank mtl450
Tijuana, Mexico
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82 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Menu was pretty small and I was told at least a few times what was listed on the menu was not present in the kitchen. Disappointing. The soup I got was ok, not great, though seemed pretty healthy and the salad was great. Overall experience was this place was pretty decent but not an A-list trip advisor hotspot as it... More 

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Thank forthelulz
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

Just stumbled upon this place for lunch, love having just two options for the menu, especially when it is delicious.!

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Thank LucasDaniels
Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was a really awesome treat - we very much enjoyed the live music (on Wednesday nights), the atmosphere, the gracious host, food and wine. It's a small restaurant with great character on a good night. Fully recommend!

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Thank SpecialK2012
roeland b, Owner at Cafe Chic, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review!! We love your compliments and recommendations for Cafe Chic! Tonight Friday we will have another great band with that great sound and we will be very happy to welcome you again! Soulful regards, Roeland Biever More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

If you are looking for a restaurant and bar offering live jazz entertainment in Panama City, this is where you should go. While listening to the live jazz, you can enjoy Mediterranean, Italian and French classics for a reasonable prices, and a very good service. Roeland Biever, owner and founder had a vision to create a New York style Jazz... More 

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Thank Eduardo C
roeland b, Owner at Cafe Chic, responded to this review

Well your review sounds like "sweet soul music" in my ears!! You mention it all, the food, the service and the great live music on Wednesdays and Fridays! Thank you so much for your comments and we hope to see you back on Friday when we will present another great band with real musicians and with real instruments, guys with... More 

Kuwait
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

I took my family here based off the previous reviews and it exceeded my expectations. The location is in a beautiful area with other restaurants nearby by. The ambiance is beautiful yet clean and sophisticated. Album artwork by famous soulful musicians cover the wall with a great bar. I suggest you call and make reservations. Not to say that you... More 

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Thank jaytay36
roeland b, Owner at Cafe Chic, responded to this review

We are so happy with your review! Thank you!! So nice you had such a great time with us at CAFE CHIC......... true the atmosphere on both nights was outstanding with great bands and a very happy crowd. We loved to have you as our guests and highly appreciate your positive comments about the food and the service. Enjoy your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Uruguay | en frente de Ligne Roset, Panama City 00507, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: 005073917070

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Cafe, Mediterranean

Description

A European French styled restaurant- bar- terrace, a very upscale nice place for an international crowd. 55 seats inside, 24 seats on the terrace for lunch, tea & drinks and dinner. Open from Monday till Saturday from 11pm to 3pm and from 7pm to 11pm. The menu does have French & Mediteranean classics with daily fresh "honest" food for reasonable prices, a very smart bar and a Paris styled terrace.

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