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Rene Cafe

$$ - $$$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” (123 reviews)
“pork” (66 reviews)
“rice” (68 reviews)
Opens in 19 min
All hours
Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle Pedro J. Sossa | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
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1 - 10 of 392 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a small family style restaurant. The chicken was a little dry but the flavor was good. Service was very good.

Thank Herman B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide took us here on our day tour. As others have said it is a mom and pop type of restaurant. The food was excellent, served family style with each person having their own choice of protein. Service was quick and everything was prepared...More

Thank Christine375
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This is a good place if you want a very cheap lunch in Casco Viejo. The atmosphere in this place is not cozy and a little old- fashioned. The food was ok, but nothing special. For the price it was fine though. Service was friendly...More

Thank FreeMule
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Our guide brought us here for lunch which was delicious. It’s like a mom and pop restaurant. We had a choice of pork, fish or chicken. You just make your one choice and they cook it up perfectly! Then they start with a little appetizer,...More

Thank Carolyn P
Reviewed 8 September 2017

First off we were simply walking along in Independence Square in Casco Viejo. We stopped at several places and viewed the menus. The people were generally friendly. When we entered Rene Cafe we felt at home immediately. Rene welcomed us and brought menus. He went...More

Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a traditional style lunch at Rene Cafe. Loved the food, and the staff/owners were very gracious. Highly recommend!

Thank michelledf
Reviewed 25 August 2017

After all the 4-5 star reviews I was expecting delicious food. What a disappointment. Started with a Spanish tortilla and salad. The salad had very sad, wilted lettuce. The tortilla was okay. The main course was fried rice...a little crunchy and not seasoned and a...More

Thank Sausalito5
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Just passing by and thought we would check this Cafe our for lunch to find a hidden gem. Service was top notch and the food was amazing. I tried a new wine and found it to be spectacular. Everyone should stop by for a glass.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Lovely little family run restaurant. Very decently priced, great service and extremely tasty food. Food was presented in a sequence of courses and everything was extremely well done. Lovely decor. Gourmet quality without gourmet prices.

Thank Nathalie P
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Chef Lourdes de Quiroz and her husband Rene honor the traditional and varied cuisine of Panama. Small restaurant a block off the cathedral square. Fixed price menu. Delicious food in a very friendly atmosphere. Lourdes, Rene and their staff make you feel like you're eating...More

Thank KONPortlandOR
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 AM
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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