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11th of April Street | Palo Alto, Calle Principal, Boquete, Panama
+507 720-2516
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Ranked #9 of 58 Restaurants in Boquete
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $19
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, International, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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Santa Cruz
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is a very pretty restaurant with a good menu and fair prices. Good quality freshly prepared food.

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Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It was really surprising to find such beautiful restaurant in the Panama's mountains ;) Unbelievable ambiance - all green around, light wind, and warm sun … The waiters were professional and courteous. Excellent choice of wines. Exceptional meat quality - seems to be never frozen and made exactly medium - rare to find nowadays. The bill won't empty your wallet... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Thursday for RIBS.....oh yes, the other menu item are great too not to mention their service is very professional.

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Lompoc, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Elegent surroundings. We hot great reviews but when we had dinner the food was awful. Tough steaks, undercooked seafood, bad service. I wouls suggest not eating there on a Sunday night.

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

Dear reviewer, it is so rare to find a customer who did not like anything in our restaurant especially when we have so many good reviews and such a great reputation. We take real feedback from real customers seriously, when they come from real customers. We suggest that you focus on your own business. More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Food and service were excellent. Definitely higher standard than other restaurants that we visited in Boquete.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A frequent visitor to Boquete, I have visited the Rock on a number of occasions. It's riverside location is a treat particularly for lunch and the food is consistently good. However the service can be a bit patchy, especially if they are busy, nevertheless definitely worth a try.

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Panama City, Panama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We went to The Rock our last night in Boquete. I have to say that the food, service and atmosphere were excellent. We all had different main courses and no one was disappointed with their choice - spaghetti carbonara, trout, shrimp with pasta and ribs...yum! We shared a brownie sundae that was big enough for all of us to have... More 

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Lima, Peru
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Visited 3 days ago, we tried the ribs, trout, beef tenderloin and the strawberry tacos. We will return. The athmospere was super casual and we enjoyed the music selection.

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Boquete, Panama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We went to The Rock because we heard it’s the best restaurant in Boquete but I was not impressed. Yes, it’s a nice restaurant and the service was good but the food is average (typical North American BBQed food) and it’s overpriced.

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

We have 38 dishes and 1 BBQ dish. Please be objective. More 

Brampton Ontario
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We were visiting friends in Boquete and we made a reservation (for six) at The Rock. The restaurant was busy when we got there and we were seated on the back patio although we had asked to sit inside. The table was not set and we sat there for about 15 minutes and no one came to serve us. My... More 

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

Dear customer: First of all our apologies for your inconvenience. We understand that after your visit you spoke with the Executive Chef who apologized on behalf of The Rock. After your conversation with the Chef and previous to your review in Trip Advisor, the Chef discussed your feedback with the team including management and took the appropriate measures to make... More 

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Additional Information about The Rock

Address: 11th of April Street | Palo Alto, Calle Principal, Boquete, Panama
Phone Number: +507 720-2516
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  Boquete
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 19
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, International, Central American

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