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The Rock

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American, International, Mediterranean, Central American
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11th of April Street | Palo Alto, Calle Principal, Boquete, Panama
+507 720-2516
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: At THE ROCK, our vision is founded on enjoying food as a fundamental...
At THE ROCK, our vision is founded on enjoying food as a fundamental quality of life, at times provocative but always aimed at preserving the purity of the original flavor.Because of the climate and dedication of its producers, our home town Boquete with its surrounding and higher areas of Chiriquí offers an incredible collection of fresh food products.THE ROCK offers food without pretenses, great wines and artisan beers.
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  • 322
    Excellent
  • 132
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Peaceful setting, beautiful grounds

We enjoyed our meal, watching over the serene setting. Staff was nice and helpful. More expensive but that goes with the location. A little way out of town, so take a taxi. Make sure you ask the price first, should be $2-$3.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
pfergy
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Caiif. Bay Area
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Caiif. Bay Area
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our meal, watching over the serene setting. Staff was nice and helpful. More expensive but that goes with the location. A little way out of town, so take a taxi. Make sure you ask the price first, should be $2-$3.

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San Carlos, Panama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant! The special of the night was all you can eat ribs which were made with a pineapple/mango bbq sauce and came with a simple salad. Huge hit! We also tried the Authentic Thai chicken curry which was fantastic. We will definitely return to this restaurant if and when we return to the Boquete region.

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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The food was a culinary delight - the dishes were excellent and the attention to detial was evedent. The service was great

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Beilen, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The restaurant is on the remote site of town AT the country Side. The dood is Nice and the atmosphere is a Little bit chique. When we where there (frdaynight) it was not Busy. Anyway the food was very Nice and not that expensive. But if you walk on for 8 minutes up the Hill you Find a very small... More 

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imarengo, Public Relations Manager at The Rock, responded to this review

This is a funny review; looks like you should have written a review on the other restaurant you recommend, instead of using our popularity to promote them. If any of our dinners ask for other dining options, our staff will be happy to point them out in the right direction, which is frankly not up the hill, but then again... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had one of our nicest evenings as a family at this beautiful restaurant. The food is not spectacular, but the ambience is amazing and the prices were very reasonable for such a beautiful setting.

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Bejuco, Panama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a very nice quiet place to have a dinner with a full bar and great staff. We have dined here and returned several times after. Many good meals. Prices are in line with the staff and cook's expertise. It is a higher class place to dine.

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Longmont, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We stayed at the Riverside Inn next door and walked over one night for dinner. They also run breakfast for Riverside guests. This is a very beautiful and relaxing environment with great nighttime ambiance and a nice covered patio out back. The menu and food were great as was the service. I would recommend.

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slc, ut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Very good food in a pretty restaurant with a more sophisticated upscale ambiance than I expected in rural Panama

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Montgomery, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Really pretty restaurant down the street from Boquete Garden Inn B&B. The place was empty but we decided to try it and the food and service was very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Rocky Point, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We stayed 3 nights at the riverside inn next door. Had breakfast every morning and was very happy with atmosphere. Tranquil and serene sums it up best. It's just far enough out of town (apx 1 mile) and it's property is right on the river. Can't see it but you can easily hear it. Great place to watch the world... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11th of April Street | Palo Alto, Calle Principal, Boquete, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  Boquete
  • Phone Number: +507 720-2516

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 19
  • Cuisine: American, International, Mediterranean, Central American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

At THE ROCK, our vision is founded on enjoying food as a fundamental quality of life, at times provocative but always aimed at preserving the purity of the original flavor.Because of the climate and dedication of its producers, our home town Boquete with its surrounding and higher areas of Chiriquí offers an incredible collection of fresh food products.THE ROCK offers food without pretenses, great wines and artisan beers.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?