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) #39 of 71 Restaurants in Boquete $ South American,
On the River, Center of Town, Boquete 0413, Panama
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good48%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (16 reviews)
“fried chicken” (21 reviews)
“edwins” (2 reviews)
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South American, Central American
On the River, Center of Town, Boquete 0413, Panama
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Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

Had a quick lunch here; cafeteria style so no waiting! Great food and even better prices! Select from two rices, chicken, beef, pork, bean salad, potato salad, and mixed green salad. Simple and satisfying!

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 7 January 2015

The food is buffet style. I had beans & rice with my fried fish. My wife had the fried chicken with beans & rice. We both had a glass of Passion fruit drink with our meal. There is inside & outside seating. Our meal was...More

1  Thank BiggPapa
Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

Highly recommend if you want a very good, cheap plate of panamanian food. For $3-4 you get rice, a meat choice, and salad. Great juices too. Better than many panamanian places that ive eaten at. Its a little hidden behind the office/store complex but quiet...More

Thank vamospues
Reviewed 9 August 2014

I ate here 5 years ago, the first time I came to Boquete and Nelvis was recommended by the people who worked in the area and Habla Ya,where I was taking Spanish lessons. I asked where to eat lunch one day and several nice upscale...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 17 January 2014 via mobile

I love this place. We went there three times for lunch during our four day stay in Boquete. The food is really tasty. You have your choice between a few meats(all great) and two different rices. The beans are great and the prices are unbeatable!

Thank Snipperton
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Looks like a canteen : you seem to enter through the back door, pick the food you want to eat, they serve it on a plate, and off you go to find a place somewhere inside or outside to enjoy it. For 7.5$ we had...More

Thank onzils
Reviewed 18 November 2013

This is a great, cheap place to grab some lunch. The portions make it good value for money and the chichas are good too. This is a good option for local Panamanian food and it's lovely to be able to sit outside on a sunny...More

Thank Colite1990
Reviewed 21 July 2013

When I travel, I like to eat in locally owned and run restaurants, and I also like a good value. Nelvis was recommended to me, but I was quite disappointed. My husband and I went for breakfast, and we had no complaints about the food....More

Thank Linda N
Reviewed 30 June 2013

Quick, steam table comida tipica in a small house with some indoor and outdoor tables. They are supposed ot have some of the best fried chicken in Boquete. My husband had the fried chicken and liked it. I thought it a bit dry and didn't...More

Thank squirrelmama
Reviewed 3 June 2013

Try this Typcio restaurant behind Habla ya and Big Daddy's if you want reasonably priced, freshly cooked local food. You may not LOVE it but then again, you might want to go back 4 times a week. Give it a try. When in Boquete....

Thank Ed S
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Antoinette M
What are the hours?
27 July 2016|
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Response from BigDogPanama | Reviewed this property |
The hours are 7:30 AM until 3:00 PM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
South American, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the River, Center of Town, Boquete 0413, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  Boquete
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