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El Negocio de Panchi

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PR-14 | Coto Laurel, Ponce 00780, Puerto Rico
+1 787-848-4788
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Jackson, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is by far the best meal I've had in all of Puerto Rico! And possibly the best meal I've had in years! The chef is a true artist. The interior ambience is simple but classy. When we arrived, it was noticed that we only spoke English 😏. So the waiter brought out Chef Panchi himself to describe each item... More 

Thank SaraBNew
Hampton, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First, the chef greeted us upon us being seated, and shared some of his favorite, 10 years on their menu picks. Off to a fantastic start. We had the good fortune of being with a native speaker, so we were able to talk about some of her favorite foods in addition to the chefs. Well we all had very different... More 

Thank rozdenhou
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes it is Ponce es Ponce andPanchi's restaurant is the best in Pince and one of the best restaurants in the Island Fusion flavors, fresh ingredients and a master chef .. What else do we need Well a really great Bar.. Got it, travel an hour from San Juan, enjoy the food, you will never regret it, and will definitively... More 

Thank pacaseb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Panchi's from a recommendation from the Chef at Orujos in Caguas. The food was fantastic! The stuffed mushroom appetizer is a must. Despite being very busy, our food came out fast. Service was superior. Thank you Panchi for an unforgettable dinning experience!

Thank calhgirl
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Had a great dinner with a large party of eight. As in prior occasions, the food was a first class, gourmet affair. Everyone loved it. The wine inventory is not vast, but the selections are very good. We had multiple waiters attending, and despite a few minor issues with coordination, the service overall was good. The chef (Panchi Zayas) is... More 

Thank Juan F
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

For years now I have visit El Negocio de Panchi at carretera #14 in Ponce, and always have enjoyed of excellent dinning experience.Is Cousy, little place ,a little noisy , mostly because its frequent neighborhood couples or families, always personally host by Chef Panchi, his wife and excellent staff.Good food, wines and friendly atmosphere.Try the Lobster crepes, or fresh cod... More 

Thank Rosendo M
Ponce, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

My wish to you is, the day you visist Panchi, there is ossobuco! How delicious, with pasta........oh, my! Also, Panchi is an excellent dessert maker; guava cheesecake from heaven. Wonderful place, chef and staff.

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El_negocio-de_Panchi, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Negocio de Panchi, responded to this review

Dear NInmar10, Thank you for your review. Our Ossobuco is one of our clients favorites. Though it is not always on the menu, feel free to contact us, we can arrange dishes by request! Hope to see you again soon. El Negocio de Panchi 787-848-4788 More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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386 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Small place but excellent food great taste, presentation and ambiance. Panchi the owner chef walks around and ask you about your experience a couple of times during your visit. the service is quite good and fast. has a very good wine list of quite expensive but excellent wines. during busy hours make a reservation on Sundays he offers a brunch... More 

Thank Maritza G
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

My wife & dined at Panchi's on a recent visit to Ponce. The chef, Panchi, made a point to fit is in on a busy night then took the time to personally walk us through the menu since the menu descriptions were a bit beyond our beginner Spanish. The food was excellent, the staff helpful, & the prices quite reasonable.... More 

Thank amgmes12
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

It is not a big or fancy place, but a great one to taste local Ponce cuisine, and very tasty too. I have rodaballo fish with tostones; excelent. The appetizers, specially the chorizo in red wine and setas filled with cheese and meat were great!!!!

Thank Carlos R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: PR-14 | Coto Laurel, Ponce 00780, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Ponce
  • Phone Number: +1 787-848-4788
El Negocio de Panchi offers exquisite International proposals with a creole twist. By constantly updating the menu we can offer our customers innovative dishes with various cuts of fresh fish and beef and creations such as veal ossobuco, duck breast with blackberry marmalade, Halibut in crust with sausage, among others entries and delicious homemade desserts.
From tradition to gourmet, El Negocio the Panchi offers exquisite dished in a comfortable and affable ambiance.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?