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“Charming little gem”
Review of Rene Cafe

Rene Cafe
Ranked #12 of 1,018 Restaurants in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Panama
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Charming little gem”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

What a great find on Cathedral Plaza in Casco Viejo. its a small restaurant whit a multiple course menu bursting with local flavors, loved it!

Visited June 2014
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Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great lunch spot in Old Town”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

This is a small little cafe in Old Town with very reasonable priced lunches. They have a $10 lunch and you get a choice of pork, chicken and I think it was shrimp. Menu didn't really say how they were prepared or it could of been a language barrier. We had a chicken curry dish and a bbq flavored pork dish and both were very good. Recommend this cafe if you are looking for a local, reasonable priced lunch.

Visited May 2014
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Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great food, great location, great service”
Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

After a morning of touring old town, we stopped for lunch. We were pleasantly surprised and the quaint location. We were even more pleased with the food, all very reasonably priced. The chicken is amazing, with a pineapple, curry sauce. Could eat that all the time.

Visited May 2014
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Bluffton, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
214 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“amateur operation”
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

Great location, but food and atmosphere should be the reason for eating out.No friendly greetings, or even a smile. I arrived 8 pm, was the only customer. Ordered $25 price fix dinner. All portions were tapas sizef, about 10 in all. Everything was prepared in afvamce and warmed over. Everything tasted and looked like lefrovers, rven the salad. Bread was stale, cold, and tasteless.Hot items were served on cool plates. Octupus was tough, pork was dried out and tough, served in a BBQ sauce.All the meat was overcooked and dried out, as you would expect from leftovers. Desert was a 1 inch square piece of chocolate cake. The best item I ordered was a freshly juice made from pasion fruit.

Visited May 2014
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“Terrible, sorry to say”
Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

Last night of two weeks panama, we went to finish the trip with a nice diner, We read the tripadvisor reviews of this restaurant, so here we go: cold beer in cold glass (excellent), 3 courses, salad was not fresh, Bread was very old, little Pie as first course, no flavor. Second course pineapple Rice, terrible, not Good taste And Rice was very dry. We had a fish as main, it was a dry, greasy little cheap fish, 1 pièce in my mound And we decided to go away, i didn't believe the not fresh fish was Good for me. We payed the Bill (not expensive) And we telled the owner that the food was not Good. He says sorry. No Good service after our complain. This is really a no-go, how did he gets such Good reviews? We really dont know. After that we had a great diner a other place, a tapas restaurant just Around the corner. Greetings lennart and Rob

  • Visited May 2014
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