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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, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, 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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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 service, Very good food

Really appreciated the attentive service (not typical for Panama we've discovered). Had a great meal. No issues. We recommend it -- the coffee creme brûlée was amazing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
mosskm
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Georgetown, Texas
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Georgetown, Texas
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Really appreciated the attentive service (not typical for Panama we've discovered). Had a great meal. No issues. We recommend it -- the coffee creme brûlée was amazing!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The food was delicious. My husband and I both ordered the filet mignon and was not disappointed. The staff was very professional and accommodating. I was able to change up my order without any problem due to a food allergy. We sat outside in the garden area with a little water fountain. Good prices for the quality.

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Costa Mesa, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I didn't know what to think after reading the reviews. I almost didn't go but we were in Boquete for 4 days and tried the Rock on our last night out. Not disappointed at all. Food was better than expected (after reading some reviews and hearing feedback from locals). Service and atmosphere were very good. Food ranges from simple American... More 

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SP, Brazil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The restaurant is beautiful. The decoration is clean and the atmosphere is very romantic. There are two sitting areas: on the inside, there is a fire place, a sofa and armchairs across from it. Very charming! On the outside sitting area, there is the view of the backyard with lots of trees and flowers. Just beautiful. It is located about... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a nice upscale restaurant. The food and atmosphere are good, but it does feel a little like you could be in any nice restaurant in the states.

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Las Tablas, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A very nicely designed facility. A wide selection of food offerings. Enjoyable experience. Reservations are recommendations.

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Panama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I returned late to Boquete and visited three other restaurant that were closed before 8:30 PM. I remembered the Rock was probably open late and was correct. I orderd a medium rare filet mignon and garlic mashed potatoes and a craft beer. The filet was prepard correctly, a large portion of mashed potatoes and a good cold craft beer. After... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

For my significant other and I there are very few consistent options in Boquete. TheRock and Fish House are our two go-to spots when lacking the energy or inspiration to prepare our own dinner. The Rock has never let us down until last night. Service was top notch as usual and we might just be two of the most appreciative/understanding... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A big group were invited to a farewell dinner at the Rock in Boquete recently, and we had the restaurant practically to ourselves. Boquete is supposted to be a very nice place and worthwhile seeing a bit more of, and is a popular snowbirddestinantion for American and Canadian retired people. We came and went in rain and darkness and got... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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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, 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, Central American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?