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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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    Very good
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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
Great food, cozy environment

The food is delicious. They tell me it's owned by a German chef who moved to Panama. We went back 4 times during our stay.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
AdriMargPty
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Panama City, Panama
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Panama City, Panama
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The food is delicious. They tell me it's owned by a German chef who moved to Panama. We went back 4 times during our stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Overall we had a great meal at The Rock. The ambiance is lovely. Romantic if you want it to be, but also fine for families. The drinks were excellent, one of the best manhattan's I've had, and my husband liked the craft brews. His mushroom pasta dish was very tasty and well seasoned with just the right hint of bourbon.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A very good high end rest. A very quiet, low light romantic ambiance. went for the rib special on Thursday. Ribs were fall off the bone tender, sauce was very good and sweet. my wife loved her salad and grilled octopus (very tender). Great for a special occasion, a little on the expensive side. All in all we enjoyed it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have eaten here many times and really enjoyed it. Fabulous location for lunch or dinner. Only meal I did not care for was the ribs. Great wine selection and wait staff is very attentive . Steak kabobs were marvelous.

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Herkimer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This restaurant has excellent food. It is a great place for couples to meet and have a quiet dinner. Pretty pricey but the service is good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Wonderful food. We found something on the menu for everybody, including our young children. Live band playing jazz. Nice location. Loved it!

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Elegant and lovely restaurant in the nature out of town. The fish soup is a delight and it is difficult to choose from the menu as all the dishes are so appealing. The atmosphere is cosy and elegant. The staff very helpfull and nice. The service is fast

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Fine dining with some amazing food. In the USA this place would be $250 per couple, but here, less than $100 with wine, dessert, filet mignon too.

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TCI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Like everywhere we have experienced in Boquete the price was very reasonable and for a small town in Panama I think the quality was good. Just don't expect to rate it against a bit city like NY or London. The environment was 'fine dining' and nicely done although it was dark outside when we arrived so we did not get... More 

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Went there on a Monday night after a day rafting without a reservation. Palo Alto area. Got in no problem-excellent service. Beautiful grounds/river by the outside patio. Live jazz/trio was excellent! Had the grilled octopus and baby back ribs--scrumptious! Offered a complimentary birthday dessert. Will definitely return.

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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: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?