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Rene Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Latin, Spanish, Central American
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Calle Pedro J. Sossa | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
+507 262-3487
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Mon 18:00 - 09:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 15:00
Tue 18:00 - 21:30
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 09:30
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nothing fancy, but friendly people and homemade food. Limited choice, they do like a menu of the day

Thank Per K
Branson, Missouri
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101 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a four course healthy, delicious meal for $10 at lunch $25 for dinner. It's small and quaint cooked right beside the seating. Bread, delicious salad, meat (I had sea bass )and a speciality rice was our main course with a brownie for dessert. Authentic cooking at its best as the cooks are Panamanian. Delicious and delightful!

Thank Beach_Girl_Heart
Springfield, MO
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the $10 lunch sea bass, and chicken. The bread with herb butter and salad came out first, followed closely by the delicious rice and main course. The staff were gracious, and the food was all delicious, with generous portions. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank jcstravels
Harpenden, Herts
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small, lovely little lunch venue in the centre of the old town of Panama City. Delightful staff , great food and value for money.

Thank JohnofHarpenden
Livonia, Michigan
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124 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour group - Grand Circle Cruise Lines - reserved the entire restaurant for lunch and the 24 of us filled it. Thus, if you are considering it for lunch, be aware that it might be unavailable. We had a predetermined menu and everything was excellent.

Thank David C
Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a small cafe next to Plaza de la Indepencia which really great food is served. The menu is also small but this is most likely the key to serve such great food...

Thank HugoBossBern
Bamako, Mali
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting experience. The menu is set, and basically it is like going to your grandma's house for dinner. A bit of this, a bit of that, all of it tasty, in that grandma way. Not fine dining or gourmet. But you will not need to eat again for days...

Thank AmandaRoams
Sarasota, Florida
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365 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family owned and family run restaurant in historic Cathedral Square in Casco Viejo. My wife and I stopped for lunch after reading several revues and were certainly not disappointed. It's either pork, fish or chicken and you watch them prepare it. first you get bread, then salad, then rice and your entree. We had fish and the entire experience was... More 

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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a tiny family run establishment. There is no real menu, you just order 2 courses or 3, and the food was a selection of sharing plates. The food was good, not quite excellent, but the atmosphere was cosy and friendly and it's extremely good value in amongst a number of high end and expensive restaurants in this... More 

Thank loupaulweedon
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very small (5 4-tops) family run restaurant on a small side street in Casco Viejo. Fabulous place to eat, suggest having the 3 plate special. The presentation is lovely but it is the food that will captivate you. Loved being in the place, and highly recommend it. You may need to call ahead, as it is small... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Latin, Spanish, Central American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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

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