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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, 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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  • 327
    Excellent
  • 133
    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
Best place to eat in boquete!!

Boquete has to many options to eat but im pretty sure the rock is the best place in town. If you visit boquete dont forget to stop there

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
ErikaSpinoza
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Boquete has to many options to eat but im pretty sure the rock is the best place in town. If you visit boquete dont forget to stop there

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Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great food, great atmosphere and great food. Ordered the trout and it was delicious. Excellent cocktails and craft beers.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

For a fancy dinner this place is great. They also have live jazz on certain evenings which would be nice during dinner. Nice linens on the tables, clean and delicious food. Wine selections more than most. Take some time to dine at The Rock.

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Caiif. Bay Area
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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

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
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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
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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?