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Calle 53 y Ricardo Arango, Obarrio | Antiguo Snob Shop, Panama City, Panama
+507 399-0222
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Panama City, Panama
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

Hi All - Bad news - my wife and i visited the restaurant over the Christmas period and its has closed. Bit of a shame as was good. No doubt will open as something else shortly.

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Thank Mark R
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

Bad food,stale bread,warm salad,tough beef,underpoured cocktails,cheap decor,no parking,horribly over priced.....why bother to go? This place is the sister to some formerly nice restaurants in Bogota,but the entire chain is now a mess. Avoid this slop house.

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Thank jameslH5431GH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

We went to the restaurant because of the reviews, however, this is definitely not to be rated five stars. Positives (reason for the 2 stars): 1) the service: the waiter was extremely attentive, friendly and quick; 2) decor: although not a luxurious ambiance it was well decorated and neat. Negatives: 1) the food: we ordered two appetizers. The octopus carpaccio... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

It was a special event for a group of about 20 well-seasoned and demanding travellers - and we were all very well taken care of. High calibre service and food.

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Thank Cleocat2014
Panama City, Panama
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

I was very Impressed with this restaurant and service. Located opposite the Holiday Inn Express, and getting there mid evening I went as it was a handy location. Food is very good and the service is friendly but sharp - Something which is not to easy to find in Panama. I went there the following night and treated to the... More 

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Thank Mark R
Humble, Texas, United States
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

The location directly across from our hotel, Holiday Inn Express, made this restaurant the obvious choice. I was impressed by the ambiance of the space and courtesy of the hostess. We don't speak enough Spanish to order (only enough to start a bar fight) so we were assisted by the bilingual hostess. My Cosmopolitan cocktail and our Argentinian wine were... More 

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Thank Jane O
Panama City, Panama
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

The level of service and quality of the meal is unsurpassed. Sophisticated menu and dishes make this restaurant a superb experience. This is my second experience at Rausch and the Magret of duck as well as the Boullabaise is wonderful. The 6 course meal is extraordinary and very reasonably priced for the level of the quality which is unsurpassed in... More 

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Elgg, Schweiz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

We had the Degustation Menu without the wine. There were 7 courses. As a chef i have to say it was really good but not the standards we are used to in Europe. The Service was very good. They explained us every course and have been very attentive

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Thank kaisersozie
Providence, Rhode Island
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

Went there based on some recommendations. We started with the waiter bringing a bountiful basket of breads...about 6 options from baguettes to brioche. All seemed wonderful until we took our first bite...none of them were warm....all of them were room temperature and the taste of the rolls were just average. We then had several appetizers: Tuna tartar, soft shell crab... More 

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Thank rob1764
Soestdijk, The Netherlands
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354 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

My score (average) is not because this is an average restaurant, but compared to restaurants of the same standard. We visited on Boxing Day and definitely had a great dinner and a great evening. The food was well prepared, presented with care, but for a restaurant with this kind of a reputation it could have been slightly better. My meat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 53 y Ricardo Arango, Obarrio | Antiguo Snob Shop, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 399-0222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?