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The Rock

11th of April Street | Palo Alto, Calle Principal, Boquete, Panama
+507 720-2516
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Ranked #5 of 54 restaurants in Boquete
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, International, Central American
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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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86% Recommend
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United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We and some friends recently had dinner again at The Rock. I am glad to report that it has maintained its high standards. Live jazz music was the bonus on Monday nights. The bread, Corvina wafer (appetizer), and Thai curry were as good as we remembered. The double Crème brûlée tasted as good is it looked.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is kind of a safe bet, quality of food and service is great, location and ambience too, but it's also a bit expensive compared to the rest of the restaurants in the area, I'd say that actually the prices are similar to top restaurants in Panama City. The menu has a lot to offer with a reasonable variety... More

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Boquete, Panama
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Nice restaurant a little outside of town center. Boquete craft beer (light and dark)! Staff is very attentive. Varied menu. You have to try the corvina chips - thinly sliced sea bass deep fried into chips with a great sauce. One of our few go to restaurants here.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Had breakfast 2 days included in stay at The Riverside Hotel next door. Thoroughly enjoyed dinner on 2nd night along with friends I met at a conference in Panama City a few days before. Exclusive items on menu at higher than anticipated prices, but all worth it. Added benefit was live jazz night on Monday's. A must go as evidenced... More

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Post Falls, Idaho
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We went to The Rock on a recommendation from a transplant local. When we walked into the resturant we waited by the entrance of the resturant (you walk through a foyer first) for someone to greet us and no one came. Waiters saw us as did the manager but no one came to seat us. We had to flag down... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The Rock was our restaurant of choice for breakfast three times, as well as two dinners while we stayed at the adjacent Riverside Inn in Boquete. The meals were delicious and the service perfect each time. The included continental breakfast was nice on its own one day, and the add-on options were a great start before some active days. Dinners... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The food was excellent and the menu was a surprise--we did not expect such inventive and beautifully prepared and presented food in this "out of the way" corner of Panama--what a wonderful surprise to find a foodie paradise in Boquete!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

6 of us went out for dinner and had a great experience. We started out with 3 appies and without asking they brought the shared food on 6 plates - one for each of us. Everybody enjoyed their meal and again with dessert 3 were ordered to share and 6 came out of the kitchen. Great service by Diugenes and... More

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We had a fantastic evening at this restaurant recently. The menu is quite varied, the bottled wine is nicely displayed and priced right at the entrance so you are well informed. The food was great but what really set this evening apart from others was the service. You know how sometimes you don't want a full appetizer? In the past,... More

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Michigan, USA
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105 reviews 105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The Rock has good ambience and good service. The food is good but not worth the price compared to many good bouquet restaurants. Wine choices by the bottle are good but by the glass very limited. The desert was expensive and did not measure up to past experience here. This restaurant attracts expats and the prices reflect that. Look around... More

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

Dear customer: Thank you for your comments. At The Rock we are very proud of the food we serve. We use the freshest hydroponic and organic products, imported choice beef and only the best ingredients to serve our customers, so just like Einstein’s theory of relativity, pricing can really be relative to the customer’s budget, taste, level of appreciation and... More

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