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Punta del Encuentra

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Calle 6 a Sur, Boquete 0413, Panama
+507 720-2123
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07:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 12:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

This restaurant, also known as Olga's, is owned and operated by a native Boquetian. Olga warmly greeted us upon our arrival even giving my daughter a kiss on the forehead. We ate two breakfasts there and each of us ooh'd and aww'd about how wonderful all the dishes were. The huevos rancheros were hands down, the best I've ever tasted.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

We had breakfast here on our last day in Boquete. This appears to be a small family run place. The staff was so lovely and showed us the typical Latin America hospitality with a hug and kiss as soon as we walked in. The portions were generous and the omelettes were absolutely delicious. We also had one of the best... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Olga greets you by saying "Hola Mi Amor", and a kiss of the forehead or cheek. I believe this is a home that they turned into a kitchen and restaurant. The food comes out slow (very common in Panama), but it is well worth the wait. I ordered the Huevos Rancheros with a Panamanian Tortilla (a plantain that has been... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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118 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

This place is set back from the street and a little hard to find but worth the effort. Olga comes out, hugs you, introduces herself and makes you feel like welcome. The food is very good and the atmosphere is even better. They keep a self-serve coffee pot full and ready for you. The menu is on a board before... More 

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La Plata, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

It took two try's, but we finally found this place. Olga is the star here. She comes out of the kitchen, takes your hand and introduces herself. She is the sweetest and her pancakes are awesome too!!! I had the banana and my husband had blueberry - be prepared they are big!!! Bacon is great as well and it all... More 

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Thank JuliaFine
Boquete, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

Everything on the extensive menu is very tasty and priced right. Olga is a treat in herself...outgoing, cordial and always greats you like a long lost friend:-) What else can I say? Go here!

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Thank John_H_Chiriqui
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

I was craving an American style breakfast after exploring Panama almost a month and the owner of the hotel (Downtown Hotel) where I was staying suggested Olga's. It was just a block away and it is kind of hidden also called Puenta de Encuentra. They have a wonderful menu and hostess serving. I really enjoyed the environment and food. I... More 

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Mont Clare, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

good food a little pricy for the area. the menu had a large assortment of dishes to choose from, however you did have to wait a bit to get served, about an hour for breakfast.

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hialeah, florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

very good menu special for breakfast eggs and bread are very good potatoes also very good you could eat a very good breakfast and not expensive

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

This small cafe is lovely, quiet setting a little off the street. The menu is extensive but I opted for Huevos Rancheros Panamanian style. This means instead of a thin tortilla there was a base of a corn cake that had been fried and was crispy with a great texture. The eggs were covered with a wonderful sauce of chopped... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 12:00
Monday
07:00 - 12:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 12:00
Thursday
07:00 - 12:00
Friday
07:00 - 12:00
Saturday
07:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 6 a Sur, Boquete 0413, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  Boquete
  • Phone Number: +507 720-2123

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