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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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31 - 40 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 22 December 2012

Recommended by a local real estate person as good food and very reasonable we tried and were disappointed. I believe they open for lunch, not sure about later hours. There was several choices in a cafeteria style, line at a counter and pick your items....More

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Asked a local where locals eat, and he pointed us in the direction of Nelvis. You can get a selection of different meat dishes, pastas, soups and rice and beans. Simple food, great prices. We ordered two heaping plates of food and paid only $6.00....More

Thank hopemiles
Reviewed 22 November 2012

We had lunch at Nelvis and this was an excellent choice. We had the fish platter with rice/beans and salad. The quality and price were by far the best value in Boquete. The service was great. The facility was clean and comfortable. A must stop...More

Thank TonyRegier
Reviewed 19 November 2012

Very cheap prices, good value. This is a tipico restaurant which features local tastes. Most days there is a mix of Panamanians and gringos. Lunch is about $3.

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 15 November 2012

good home cooking by senora nelvis herself. friendly, clean, fresh local food. try the lengua, they only have it on thursdays (i think) they are also known for their fried chicken.

Thank wemovealot
Reviewed 15 September 2012

Nelvis is one of the best kept secrets in Boquete...from some people, at least. It's local neighborhood Panamanian cuisine at its best--cheap, fast, authentic, and fun. The ratio of locals to travelers is usually 8 to 1 or so, and if you want to see...More

Thank John J
Reviewed 19 August 2012 via mobile

This place is a locals spot that welcomes everyone! The prices are awesome and the food is as well. Big portions, very fresh. The juices are great, very fresh. If you like fried chicken (even if you don't) you will be in heaven! Perfectly seasoned,...More

Thank joeshaus
Reviewed 16 August 2012

Popular with locals and in-the-know visitors. Plate lunches served on premises or take-away. Good, down-home dishes (e.g. fried chicken) that is both satisfying and inexpensive.

Thank Pappabear43
Reviewed 5 August 2012

looks divey but oh so good. the most authentic dining experience i had in boquete. Il sambrosa was a close second but Nevis just feels like you're at someone's house.

Thank raymullen
Reviewed 20 July 2012

El Sabroson aint got [--] on Nelvis. This is a no BS, what you see is what you get local restaurant. Cheap and tasty Panamanian style cuisine. Simple, comfortable, good service. An eat and roll out type of place.

Thank GFunk27
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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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