Restaurants

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 …
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 …
International in Boquete

Rock

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…
International in Boquete

Mike's Global Grill

This homesick restaurant is the love child of Mike and Heidi who met – where else? – at the South Pole. To further the wanderlust theme, dishes range from Asian fusion to American chili and British fish and chips. T…
Italian in Boquete

Il Barolo

This delightful find up in the hills offers some of the best Italian food in Panama. The young chef specializes in a risotto that is legendary in these parts. Panamanians do not live by pasta alone, and 10 platos me…
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…
Cafe in Boquete

Greenhouse Cafe

This lovely new arrival in a glass-and-steel pavilion on the grounds of the Isla Verde Hotel is a great place for breakfast or lunch. Salad plates (US$1.50 to US$3) and other dishes lean toward the Middle East (ther…
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…
Bakery in Boquete

Sugar & Spice

Throngs gather at this artisan bakery, a modest storefront with a couple of patio tables, for US-style sandwiches, organic salads and oh-so-good brownies. You can also take away fresh bread, including whole-grain an…