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El Negocio de Panchi

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PR-14 | Coto Laurel, Ponce 00780, Puerto Rico
+1 787-848-4788
16:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great dinner with a large party of eight. As in prior occasions, the food was a first class, gourmet affair. Everyone loved it. The wine inventory is not vast, but the selections are very good. We had multiple waiters attending, and despite a few minor issues with coordination, the service overall was good. The chef (Panchi Zayas) is... More 

Thank Juan F
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

For years now I have visit El Negocio de Panchi at carretera #14 in Ponce, and always have enjoyed of excellent dinning experience.Is Cousy, little place ,a little noisy , mostly because its frequent neighborhood couples or families, always personally host by Chef Panchi, his wife and excellent staff.Good food, wines and friendly atmosphere.Try the Lobster crepes, or fresh cod... More 

Thank Rosendo M
Ponce, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

My wish to you is, the day you visist Panchi, there is ossobuco! How delicious, with pasta........oh, my! Also, Panchi is an excellent dessert maker; guava cheesecake from heaven. Wonderful place, chef and staff.

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El_negocio-de_Panchi, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Negocio de Panchi, responded to this review

Dear NInmar10, Thank you for your review. Our Ossobuco is one of our clients favorites. Though it is not always on the menu, feel free to contact us, we can arrange dishes by request! Hope to see you again soon. El Negocio de Panchi 787-848-4788 More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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365 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Small place but excellent food great taste, presentation and ambiance. Panchi the owner chef walks around and ask you about your experience a couple of times during your visit. the service is quite good and fast. has a very good wine list of quite expensive but excellent wines. during busy hours make a reservation on Sundays he offers a brunch... More 

Thank Maritza G
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

My wife & dined at Panchi's on a recent visit to Ponce. The chef, Panchi, made a point to fit is in on a busy night then took the time to personally walk us through the menu since the menu descriptions were a bit beyond our beginner Spanish. The food was excellent, the staff helpful, & the prices quite reasonable.... More 

Thank amgmes12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

It is not a big or fancy place, but a great one to taste local Ponce cuisine, and very tasty too. I have rodaballo fish with tostones; excelent. The appetizers, specially the chorizo in red wine and setas filled with cheese and meat were great!!!!

Thank Carlos R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We have expirience the excellent food and service in a small incouspicus restaurant in Ponce, PR. Sunday was the second time we were there. As in our first visit the food, the ambiance, this time a former governor of the island was there, exideded our expectations. The quality of the food and of the menu is remarkable. The small restaurant... More 

Thank Maribel e
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were returning home to San Juan from a business trip from the west coast. We decided to stop in this restaurant it was 5:00pm, To our surprise the food at the restaurant was excellent, the appetizers and main dishes done to perfection. Overall an excellent fine dining experience in the South.

Thank Adela S
Ponce, Puerto Rico
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent dining experience in a small local spot, with great food. Been there twice and each time has been great. Small menu with attention to detail. El negocio de Panchi is a must if you are in Ponce!

Thank gq2386
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Excelent dinner in a little noisy atmosphere , but warm treatment.The service is good,although Fridays, may be a little full of people..

Thank Rosendo M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, International, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: PR-14 | Coto Laurel, Ponce 00780, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Ponce
  • Phone Number: +1 787-848-4788
El Negocio de Panchi offers exquisite International proposals with a creole twist. By constantly updating the menu we can offer our customers innovative dishes with various cuts of fresh fish and beef and creations such as veal ossobuco, duck breast with blackberry marmalade, Halibut in crust with sausage, among others entries and delicious homemade desserts.
From tradition to gourmet, El Negocio the Panchi offers exquisite dished in a comfortable and affable ambiance.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?