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Rene Cafe

$$ - $$$Latin, Spanish,
Calle Pedro J. Sosa | Casco Viejo, Panama City 0801, Panama
+507 262-3487
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (133 reviews)
“pork” (68 reviews)
“rice” (76 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Hours
Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle Pedro J. Sosa | Casco Viejo, Panama City 0801, Panama
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. This place knocked our socks off. First, this isn’t Michelin-starred dining, so don’t expect a list of imported clarets to go with your meal. That said, this was the best deal on Casco Viejo. Get the Pasco Sour for $4, bears happy hour prices...More

Thank JoshG6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little cafe is in the heart of Casco Viejo. The service was good. The atmosphere was pleasant and the decor was simple. The food was not too bad. The Thai fusion that they're trying to achieve falls short. But there's room for improvement. However,...More

Thank Skaramoosh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today my boyfriend and I had dinner at René Café. The chef and the stuff were really friendly but not instrutive. We were the only guests in this restaurant. We don‘t know why since the food was pretty good, all fresh and homemade. The sauces...More

Thank monifff
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Walking through the old town we found this place. It has a great $10 lunch special. Everything we had was excellent.

Thank floridagirl790
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Tasty, traditional (I think) food served in a cool, old fashioned setting by attentive staff. Try this rather than another pizza.

Thank robbyniceone
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We split the multi- course dinner between the 2 of us, and it was plenty. All courses were excellent. Service was spot-on. Pisco sours were great. The Panamanian tortilla reminded me of a quiche. Really yummy. Atmosphere is friendly and warm. Loved it.

Thank Petethekid
Reviewed 11 March 2018

We went with a number of people and they accomodated us with shared dishes which were wonderful. The place is very small but the food was outstanding.

Thank ccbarb1
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We had lunch here with our guide after seeeing all the different parts of Panama City old and new , this restaurant is in the French part of the city well worth a visit warm welcome run by a family food excellent.

Thank patricia b
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Oh my God was incredible tasty/flavorful, yummy, big lunch!!! Salad, fried rice, chicken in an incredible sauce, bread and dessert for 10 bucks!!!

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 22 February 2018

First thing you know about Rene Cafe is that it is NOT on Calle Pedro Sossa, That street does not show up on Google Maps and neither our taxi driver or a cop in the neighborhood had ever heard of that street. The cafe is...More

Thank William H
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why would I a reviewer know the answer? hope you enjoyed your visit
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 25
Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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. Sosa | Casco Viejo, Panama City 0801, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 262-3487
  • E-mail
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