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Rene Cafe

) #10 of 893 Restaurants in Panama City $$ - $$$ Latin, Spanish,
Calle Pedro J. Sossa | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
+507 262-3487
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (119 reviews)
“pork” (64 reviews)
“rice” (69 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 15:00All hours
Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle Pedro J. Sossa | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
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1 - 10 of 383 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overwhelmed with the amazing dinner selection for only $25. The courses kept coming. My daughter chose the lunch fish choice for only $10 and could not finish. The fish, pork, carne, chicken and appetizers were so unique and tasty. The Thai rice was extraordinary! Dessert...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for lunch. They had a set menu. Food was great, cocktails were beautiful, the service was friendly. Cost was fair.

Thank VMT44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This family run bistro is tucked away in the corner of a square in the Old City. As a tour group of 20 we filled the place! The open plan kitchen with its pots and pans suspended over the hob to the lampshades made from...More

Thank Farrarmere
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Our tour group of 24 stopped here for lunch. We started with salad and fresh bread, then an entree of fish, pork or chicken, all served with rice, then a small piece chocolate cake for dessert. The pork entree was just okay, but the fish...More

Thank cathyd
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This restaurant is quaint and the food was good. It was quite humid the day we were there, so it was nice to get inside a cool place.

Thank ntflady
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The kitchen and dining room are all together in this great cafe. The atmosphere, food, service, and value are all top notch. We had the lunch special. We loved every dish but the rice was probably our favorite. The meal included salad, appetizer, bread, rice,...More

Thank MitchnSue
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We checked out many restaurants in Casco Viejo today for lunch-- I thought many were fairly pricey and then came across Rene Cafe which I had read about. They have a $10 lunch! You get a shared salad, a egg- potato frittata like dish and...More

Thank ilovecheeba
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We chose Rene Cafe based on Tripadvisor recommendations and weren't disappointed. The lunch menu was more than enough for dinner with several entree choices, five courses in all. The staff didn't speak English but we got by well enough.

Thank Myroonster
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I rarely write negative reviews (preferring simply to say nothing about experiences that disappointed), but given the Trip Advisor rating in Rene Cafe, I am commenting and suggesting you go elsewhere. We had only one day in Panama City before heading to a sailboat cruise...More

1  Thank Greg B
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This was the best meal we had in Panama City! Tucked in on the corner of the square and is very unassuming from the outside, my friend and I shared a perfect dinner for our last evening in Panama City. Don't be fooled by the...More

Thank Raichelle H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 09:30
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 09:30
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 09:30
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 09:30
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 09:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Pedro J. Sossa | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 262-3487
  • E-mail
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