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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%
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“lunch” (122 reviews)
“pork” (65 reviews)
“rice” (66 reviews)
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Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Calle Pedro J. Sossa | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
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1 - 10 of 389 reviews

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
Reviewed 20 June 2017 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

1  Thank Susan S
Reviewed 20 June 2017 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.

1  Thank VMT44
Reviewed 3 June 2017

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 29 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
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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