Panama City Restaurants

René Café

  • Calle Pedro J. Sossa
  • Latin American

Fodor's Review

After managing Manolo Caracol for years (see review), René opened his own place, while following Manolo's popular formula of offering a set menu that changes daily and consists of about a dozen items served in five or six courses. The difference is a more intimate setting, more Caribbean influence, and lower prices. René is almost always there, making sure his guests are happy. The small restaurant is in a historic building on the northwest corner of Plaza Catedral, with a high ceiling and white walls that are invariably decorated with the work of local artists. There are also several tables on the sidewalk with cathedral views. The dining experience is a sort of culinary journey, in which fresh dishes appear every time you complete a course, and you happily chew your way forward, toward a light dessert. Simpler, inexpensive lunches are an alternative to René's seemingly endless dinners.

Restaurant Information

Address:

Plaza Catedral, Calle Pedro J. Sossa, , Panama

Phone:

507-262–3487

Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Sun.
  • Reservations essential

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