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René Café

René Café Review

After managing Manolo Caracol for years, 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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza Catedral, Calle Pedro J. Sossa, Casco Viejo, Panama City
  • Phone: 507/262–3487
  • Website:
  • Location: Casco Viejo

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Sun.
Updated: 08-08-2012

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