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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 - 09:30
Open now
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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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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Amazing collection of food samples from different central and south american countries. Just go hungry.

Thank Goodonesnola
New Orleans, Louisiana
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant is run by a Bolivian Man who serves a strange combination of Bolivian and Panamanian dishes. The food is honest and delicious. The menu is limited and we chose the 4 course meal. The food kept coming and coming. I was rather shocked by the amount of food. There was a Bolivian tamal that was quite good. Service... More 

Thank Will G
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago 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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 15 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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368 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 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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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
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?