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Calle Uruguay | en frente de Ligne Roset, Panama City 00507, Panama
005073917070
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
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  • 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Panama City, Panama
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Fort Worth, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

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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Tijuana, Mexico
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66 reviews 66 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

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

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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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 

Colchester, Vermont
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Go to Cafe Chic on Wednesday night. Get there around 7:30 PM. Enjoy a good bottle of wine and some steak frites. Listen to some really good jazz music. Meet the travelers next to you. Enjoy more wine, laugh, swap stories, revel in the moment when all your paths have crossed. Go on to your respective far flung destinations and... More 

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

Thank you so much for your great feedback!! We are very happy to know that you had a great time with us last week! True!!.........the JAZZ is great.........and so is the crowd! The 5 star rating you gave us is a xxxlll compliment, thank you so much! Tomorrow Valentines Day we will have a special performance with the EDDY DURAN... 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, Coffee Shop, Mediterranean, Brasserie

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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