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The Rock

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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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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    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 13
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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
Beautiful setting with great service

The Rock has beautiful ambience, I think the nicest one in Boquete. Service is very good, again I think the best one in Boquete. Food was good,but I expected more. I had the octopus and it did not taste too fresh. We also tried grilled fish, which was nice and tasty. I definatelly recommend this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Barcatko
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Prague
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Prague
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Rock has beautiful ambience, I think the nicest one in Boquete. Service is very good, again I think the best one in Boquete. Food was good,but I expected more. I had the octopus and it did not taste too fresh. We also tried grilled fish, which was nice and tasty. I definatelly recommend this place for nice, romantic time.

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Thank Barcatko
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A short walk from our hotel (The Inn at Palo Alto), this was a great find. The space has a simple elegance to it. We sat on the back patio and could hear the river passing by. The food was beautifully presented and tasted even better. The cocktails were so-so but they have a great wine selection for the area.... More 

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Thank Sarah C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Exceptional level of food, very helpful staff and very good wine selection. Little distance from the city center.

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Thank Wouter J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really liked this place. Nice decor. good service and good food. The ribs are phenomenal. My son loved the fried ceviche.

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Thank Greg D
Virginia
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here to celebrate my birthday. The setting is wonderful, right on the river. The interior is tastefully decorated and cozy without being plain. The service is the best we have had in Panama and so was the food. I had the mixed green salad and the tenderloin, but were superb. My companion had the potato soup and the... More 

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Thank dcb4scuba
Seattle, Washington
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the flank steak $30, it was so salty I couldn't eat more than a few bites. The bruschetta was not on toasted bread and the bread was soggy. The mushroom on it was good, but overall was not enjoyable. The trout was dry but tasted okay. The concoction underneath it was not good at all. The service was... More 

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Thank maureencheal
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been told they had great steaks here, and being a steak fan and not having had one for a while, was why we decided to go. The restaurant is very nice and has both indoor and outdoor seating, with heaters for outdoors and a large green space beyond. I ordered a medium rare steak and it came to... More 

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Thank Debbie L S
des moines, iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a group of 6 so had an opportunity to taste a lot of different dishes. The ribs, trout, and beef kebabs were 3 favorites. The dishes were presented very artfully and all were very fresh and expertly prepared. The wine list is good, not great...but the ginger lemonade was wonderful. Desserts were all beautiful and absolutely delicious!

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Thank janDesMoines_Iowa
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far the best food we have eaten in Boquete. The atmosphere is very nice. The nicest decor we found. The rockin' shrimp appetizer was delicious. I had the ribs which were good+. My husband had the jambalaya which was more like paella. It was good. Everything was good drinks, bread, service. Not one thing to complain about.... More 

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Thank Lexarisi
Panama
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went Monday night and they have live music. A trio composed by Father (saxophone) Mother (Piano) and daughter (vocalist), which was very good. The food was excellent. I had salmon and it was perfectly cooked. Beer draft was also very good.

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Thank Frank C

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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, South American, Central American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?