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The Rock

11th of April Street | Palo Alto, Calle Principal, Boquete, Panama
+507 720-2516
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Ranked #6 of 53 restaurants in Boquete
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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87% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great food, great service in a true fancy restaurant. The price tag reflected that though. I was impressed for small town Panama but I guess it is explained by all the expats living in Boquete these days. It was a bit of a drive from town at night so just make sure to ask good directions or take a cab... More

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San Diego
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Rock restaurant was recommended to us on our first night in Boquete. We couldn't have been happier. The prices are very reasonable for the quality of food, which was outstanding. We had two soups, a filet and a pasta dish with shrimp. All were delicious, and we look forward to visiting again during our trip here.

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Miami, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This restaurant is great. We ate very good, the wine selection is good and the service was also good. Will visit again for sure.

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Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We ate here twice on our stay - it was next to our excellent hotel and driving at night did not appeal. Food was interestingly prepared and well presented. Prices are a little high but I respect the fact that getting US steaks and other ingredients can't be that easy (or cheap). The Octopus main course was the highlight.

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Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Rock is a very nice restaurant, with a modern interior, about 1 km outside Boquete town and about 1,5 km from hotel Palo Alto. My husband and I tried the all you can eat spare ribs on a Thursday night in March. You wouldn't expect this on the menu of such a classy restaurant, but it is a speciality... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

George,,sorry i missed you this time,,It's Lorie ,from bocas del toro with floating doctors,,,,the dinner and service was fabulous as always ,,xxxooo

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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The pork ribs are a house specialty. We missed the all you can eat ribs by one night. My wife also enjoyed her fish dish.

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Panama City, Panama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The Rock is an exceptional place if you want ambiance and great service. The food was very good but the portions were small.

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Boquete, Panama
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Rock is located just off the river, you have magnificent views because of all the windows, mountains and river. There is a fire place, plenty of seating, it has an upscale feel and good service. We were with new friends. Everyone had something different; Arne and one of our friends had seafood, I had a mushroom, chicken alfredo dish,... More

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Boquete, Panama
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I went with a large group of friends for the Ribs special on a Thursday night. I thought the ribs were real good and very tasty. Anyone who visits Boquete and likes ribs should not miss the Thursday night all you can eat special.

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments, our team is very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our baby back ribs! We look forward to have the opportunity to serve you again and again. Have a great day! The Team at The Rock More

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