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El Negocio de Panchi

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PR-14 | Coto Laurel, Ponce 00780, Puerto Rico
+1 787-848-4788
12:00 - 18:00
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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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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first time I came here was when they first opened many years ago. It was a small old house, very creative menu and always something new. Since then they have developed a very loyal customer base. Now it is a beautiful new building, very elegant but not pretentious, great creative menu and great customer service. If you are vegan... More 

Thank Sapomuerto
Ponce, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is not fancy aesthetically but the food competes with any of the best restaurants in San Juan. Panchi the chef/owner is always there and comes to greet and receive feedback. The staff is attentive and very friendly. It is a homey environment with excellent food all around. Panchi makes creative dishes with local vegetables and other foods like... More 

Thank poncena9
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly!! It was also nice to meet the owner and he was very helpful as well. My only suggestion is to have more of an option of selling wine by the glass. It was a great meal!!

Thank Stephanie P
Traverse City, MI
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We and our friends dined here for the first time and loved every minute of our experience. We shared a cheese stuffed mushrooms appetizer which was sauced with a balsamic reduction (?) and nuts. Absolutely fabulous. I had the ramen stir fry with shrimp and my husband had chicken crepes. Both were delicious. Our friend devoured his osso buco, punctuated... More 

Thank annabf36
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Special night to celebrate 3 family birthdays. Great variety of selections enhanced with outstanding specials. Chef willing to make special dishes for the vegetarians in the family, even rice and beans. What a delight. Appetizers, main courses, desert were all delicious. Atmosphere a little noisy made up for with the hospitality..If in the Ponce area take advantage of De Panchi... More 

Thank TJS44
Jackson, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This is by far the best meal I've had in all of Puerto Rico! And possibly the best meal I've had in years! The chef is a true artist. The interior ambience is simple but classy. When we arrived, it was noticed that we only spoke English 😏. So the waiter brought out Chef Panchi himself to describe each item... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017

First, the chef greeted us upon us being seated, and shared some of his favorite, 10 years on their menu picks. Off to a fantastic start. We had the good fortune of being with a native speaker, so we were able to talk about some of her favorite foods in addition to the chefs. Well we all had very different... More 

Thank rozdenhou
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Yes it is Ponce es Ponce andPanchi's restaurant is the best in Pince and one of the best restaurants in the Island Fusion flavors, fresh ingredients and a master chef .. What else do we need Well a really great Bar.. Got it, travel an hour from San Juan, enjoy the food, you will never regret it, and will definitively... More 

Thank pacaseb
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Panchi's from a recommendation from the Chef at Orujos in Caguas. The food was fantastic! The stuffed mushroom appetizer is a must. Despite being very busy, our food came out fast. Service was superior. Thank you Panchi for an unforgettable dinning experience!

Thank calhgirl
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 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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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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?