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The Rock

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American, Mediterranean, International, Central American
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11th of April Street | Palo Alto, Calle Principal, Boquete, Panama
+507 720-2516
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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...
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 306
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 48
    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
Most recent review
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We came out to The Rock on a Monday night and had high expectations from the reviews here. The meal started out OK and the food was good. After bringing our dinner, the server never returned. A table next to us sat down, ordered, ate and left while we waiting. We never got another fill of... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Chip T
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Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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489 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We came out to The Rock on a Monday night and had high expectations from the reviews here. The meal started out OK and the food was good. After bringing our dinner, the server never returned. A table next to us sat down, ordered, ate and left while we waiting. We never got another fill of water, no offer of... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Everything about this restaurante felt right, the location, the service, the price. Food was delicious!!!!!

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toronto
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is in a great location perched beside a roaring river snaking its way through the middle of Boquete. While the room is charming and the service was good, the meal was disappointing. My wife enjoyed her fish but mine was so salty I sent it back to the chef.

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imarengo, Director de Relaciones Públicas at The Rock, responded to this review

Again, let’s start by saying that we take real customer’s reviews seriously, when it comes from real customers. We suggest our competitor’s to focus on their own business, but especially focus on satisfying your own customers. This business is not about competition and rankings, at least not in Boquete, it is about serving good food and creating good moments for... More 

Playa Coronado, Panama
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Four of us had dinner at the Rock during our stay in Boquete, Panama. The food was outstanding and the prices were very reasonable. The service was great and they even stock my favorite scotch...Famous Grouse. The four of us even without our pensionado discount paid less that $100 for the our total bill. Recommend this restaurant highly.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Neat location and views. The food was very tasty and had good vegetarian options. Wine list is a bit pricey but that seems to be everywhere we went in Panama as it is all imported. Had a great meal here and would recommend it to other travelers looking for a nicer meal!

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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The restaurant is one of the best in Boquete, and one of the most sofisticated. They have very ellaborated starters, meals and everything. I started with an "Air-Dried Beef Tenderloin Tartar". It was nice, a little different from what I was expecting, but it was tasteful. Then for main dish, I ordered a "Boquete Trout 'Navarro' Fresh Fillet Smothered With... More 

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Food was good but it is an expensive restaurant, especially for Panama.. I don't see how they can justify the price when labor is paid so little.

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Tacoma
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Went with friends and had a wonderful experience. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was great. The staff was on top of everything. The price is a bit more than I would like, but not too terribly high. Definitely would return for special occasions.

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Boquete, Panama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

great all u can eat ribs on Thursdays, catch it if you can, be sure to also drink the freshly brewed dark Boquete beer, good stuff, thanks.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

When I travel I look for food that I can't get back home. When I 1st looked at the rock I thought that it was a place that was a little upscale america joint. I WAS WRONG. For the price of Chain food in the US I was able tog et a great meal and to get some fun fusions... More 

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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, Mediterranean, International, Central American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?