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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, 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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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
The Rock Restaurant is the rock!

I went to this restaurant with my husband and my sister and brother in law while staying at the Garden Inn in Boquete. We all left marveling at the feast we all enjoyed. We ate endless amount of the most tender and most mouth watering ribs. The salad was also delicious, but not as awesome as the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Gina M
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Orlando, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I went to this restaurant with my husband and my sister and brother in law while staying at the Garden Inn in Boquete. We all left marveling at the feast we all enjoyed. We ate endless amount of the most tender and most mouth watering ribs. The salad was also delicious, but not as awesome as the ribs. The service... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I had heard from a local couple that this was a cute/cool restaurant. Sorry to report the only thing that is good is the wine. We had two appetizers and shared an entree. All three were inedible. Too bad, as the atmosphere is attractive - very rustic and out of the way. Does not justify the bad food, however.

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Boquete, Panama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We went to The Rock for a birthday party for a friend. The staff was very friendly, helpful and attentive. The wine menu is good, and the ambiance of the restaurant is wonderful. We had a large table inside, but were still able to see the greenery and lovely surroundings. The food, unfortunately, was a bit of a disappointment. I... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great food and amazing service. We ate here for dinner one evening since it is next to the Riverside Inn where we were staying. All of our meals were delicious! My boys ordered hot chocolate for dessert and I must say that is was the best I have tasted too. Great food and ambiance.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

By this I mean the quality of the food and excellent service! Of course the setting was much more beautiful. My husband and I came here twice. We loved the Bourbon-infused fettuccine with mushrooms, the pork ribs and the rib-eye steak. Service was very attentive and the setting was lovely!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Excellent service and food. Monday nights they have a family jazz trio as we discovered. They made our experience all the more memorable.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We went there on a Monday night and were very impressed with the quality of the food and the attitude of the staff. We were pleasantly surprised by the live music and the overall ambiance of the room. The waiters were attentive, the presentation was good, and we had a very enjoyable evening.

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Silicon Valley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We got to the restaurant early without reservation. There was no one there on Friday evening at 6pm. Most people showed up at 8:30pm. We were able to enjoy the couche in front of fireplace to ourselves with their wine and cheese special. The wine and cheese special was quite over the top. 7 wine each about 3 oz. and... More 

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Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Excellent ambiance with delicious food ! Well presented dishes with a fusion of Panamanian and international taste. All desserts are recommended ask fot he Boquete crepe!

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La Plata, Maryland, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Very pretty location! There is a small river in the back with a great outdoor dining area. We actually ended up going here twice and both experiences were great. Very friendly staff and they have live music on some nights. They have a lovely indoor dining room as well but the weather is so awesome here you just want to... 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, International, Mediterranean, South American, Central American

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, International, Mediterranean, South American, Central American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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