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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” (124 reviews)
“pork” (68 reviews)
“rice” (71 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 399 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

1st clue was when we arrived at 8pm on Wednesday night and no one was in the restaurant. We should of gotten the message! This is a price fixed menu $25 for dinner 5 course. Nothing WOW’d us...actually I was ill the next day with...More

Thank Carmen I
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rene Cafe was recommended to us by a couple that we met at the Canopy Tower when we were staying there as part of a birding trip to Panama. We had a delicious lunch at the cafe. The food was freshly prepared and the...More

Thank btlink
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had one of our most tasty meals. We stopped in for dinner. We had sea bass with salad and rice. Good friendly service.

Thank Terry T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the 10$ set lunch with fish and liked it. Salad and a piece of tortilla, then rice and fried fresh fish and a small dessert. Only tourists, but that can be expected around the central place on the old town... Nice atmosphere.

Thank dkbe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were walking and happened upon Rene Café. It is a small family restaurant. Service was prompt and friendly. The menu is limited with chicken, fish, pork or vegetarian options. Lunch included an appetizer, salad, main course and dessert. We thought the food was tasty...More

Thank citycat60640
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This very small restaurant has a good location and a friendly atmosphere. However you get what you pay for . The set menu offers very few choices.I.e chicken or fish. Portions are small and the dessert consists of a tiny piece of pie.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Right in the heart of the old town next to the cathedral this unassuming but charming cafe dished up delicious food and a bottle of very good Camenere wine at very reasonable prices. The selection is by the chef and it us great. I had...More

Thank jillmc21
Reviewed 4 December 2017

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 2 December 2017 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 31 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
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26 December 2017|
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
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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