Top Choice Panamanian in David


This sleek eatery turns out sophisticated, modern takes on cocina local (local cuisine). Classic Panamanian basics such as cassava, tamales and new corn get gourmet treatment; be prepared for some happy surprises. S…
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 David

Super 99

Self-caterers can head to the Super 99, a large supermarket open 24 hours a day and convenient to the city's hostels.
Health Food in David

Java Juice

Fruit smoothies, salads and grilled burgers are the fare at this health-food cafe-restaurant with a US owner in a new location to the west of downtown. Good vegetarian selection, including a great green smoothie.
Middle Eastern in David

Café Rincón Libanés

This fairly authentic 'Lebanese Corner Cafe' restaurant southwest of downtown provides a welcome relief from a steady diet of rice and beans. Homemade hummus, tabbouleh, baba ghanoush and lamb kofta (meatballs) will…
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.