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The Rock

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Of 11th April Street | Palo Alto, Calle Principal, Boquete 0413, Panama
+507 720-2516
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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162 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We dined on a Thursday night which was all you eat BBQ along with there regular menu. We chose the BBQ. The ribs were very tender and tasty, the lonely negative would be they were dripping in sauce. The same with a salad we shared, too over-dressed but plentiful and good. The ambience is very good with outside dining next... More 

Thank Tman312
Playa Coronado, Panama
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent wines and fabulous cuisine with impeccable service. Can be a bit chilly outside at night, but the sound of the rushing river nearby may make me bring a jacket next time.

Thank CoffeeGuyz
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an early dinner with drinks. The service and food presentation was exceptional. I would definately recommend.

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Thank Rick M
Boynton Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first impression was excellent. There was a stone fireplace and indoor and outdoor seating. My wife and I each had a made to order salad which included a total of seven different things to add to the salad plus a choice of several dressings. My wife had a grilled salmon made to her order without any oil or butter.... More 

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Fort Washington, Maryland
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Previous reviews describing this place and its food and service brought us here. Fantastic is understatement for food and service. Extensive menu, innovative combinations, very knowledgeable wait staff, pleasant atmosphere made for memorable meal for all. Intended to return, but Boquete has so many tempting restaurants. Will definitely be back in future.

Thank john b
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The day was rainy & very windy...it was my first day in Boquete and I needed to get something to eat...I had been traveling all day. The power was out to much of the mountain due to many fallen trees and downed power lines. I stopped at The Rock and was greeted and seated. I ordered a burger & after... More 

Thank Snink007
Breda, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Place looks nice, but the food was a bit of a disappointment, after having read all the great ratings on tripadvisor. I had 'figs wrapped with bacon', which they better call 'bacon with traces of fig'. And the bacon wasn't well either. Fot main I had the ' kabobs'. Again the meat wasn't very good...wasn't good at all! My wife... More 

Thank Stefan H
Boquete, Panama
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had dinner with my family in The Rock last night. It was ribs night which is all you can eat and both myself and my wife enjoyed the excellent and succulent ribs. My favorite thing in this restaurant is the wide selection of appetizers. My sons has the Rock shrimp and the tuna while I had the Bacon wrapped... More 

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Volcan, Panama
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanted to take my husband somewhere nice for his 40th birthday so we tried it out. Atmosphere was lovely, definitely a great date restaurant. We enjoyed the food and presentation, but it didn't wow us. My husband ordered the "Suckling Pig" for $40 and he really thought it was a lackluster dish for the price. I enjoyed my bacon wrapped... More 

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Markham, Canada
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45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my favourite restaurant in our two week stay in Panama. The location by the river was superb, the service was incredible. Most importantly, the food was exceptional. This place was hopping and for good reason, a definite must if you are in the Boquete area.

Thank M M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $19
American, European, International
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Of 11th April Street | Palo Alto, Calle Principal, Boquete 0413, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  Boquete
  • Phone Number: +507 720-2516
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?