Top Choice Italian in Boquete

Il Pianista

This Italian restaurant and pizzeria has riverstone walls and just a few tables along one of Boquete's hillside roads. Sicilian Giovanni cooks while his Panamanian wife, Doris, serves. A bottle of wine and pizza or …
Top Choice Seafood in Boquete

Boquete Fish House

One of our favorite places in Boquete for a tasty, inexpensive meal is this fish house along the Quebrada Grande. It offers sea bass prepared in eight different ways – from the delightful version that's steamed and …
Cafeteria in Boquete

El Sabrosón #3

Our favorite of the three branches of this much-loved local institution cooks up cheap and filling Panamanian cuisine served cafeteria-style, and has tables on a terrace overlooking the main drag. Although Boquete i…
Bakery in Boquete

Pastelería Alemana

On the main road 3km south of town, this German patisserie serves up decadent apple strudel and tortes, as well as authentic German breads.
Supermarket in Boquete

Supermercado Romero

One block east of the central plaza, this has Boquete's best selection of groceries. It's open round the clock in high season from November to February.
Desserts in Boquete

Fresas Mary

With strawberry and other fruit batidos (fruit shakes) that will make you quake with pleasure, this cute cafe on the road to Volcán Barú makes a worthy stop.
Cafe in Boquete

Café de Punto Encuentro (Olga's)

In a converted carport and garden, this family-run eatery is a find. All guests are mi amor (my love) to the affectionate Olga, who cooks breakfast like nobody’s business. The menu ranges from pancakes and bacon to …
French in Boquete

Art Café

Fresh and festive, this oh-so-French cafe-restaurant serves authentic cuisine française in a rainbow setting of primary colors and French doodads. Francophiles will embrace menu options that include duck, rabbit and…
International in Boquete

Hotel Panamonte Restaurant

This sophisticated restaurant has a longstanding reputation. Chef Charlie Collins takes a modern approach, exquisitely preparing everything from grilled fillets to mushroom-stuffed ravioli. Local staple arroz con po…
International in Boquete


This is cosmopolitan dining at its best, at least in the highlands of Panama. Attached to the Riverside Inn, the Rock takes itself very seriously. The pork ribs with papaya sugarcane sauce come widely recommended, a…