Highlands restaurants

Top Choice Mediterranean in Volcán

Cerro Brujo

A gourmet restaurant in a funky country house with garden seating. The chalkboard menu offers just three or four daily options. Gregarious owner-chef Patti Miranda's mouthwatering creations use organic and local ing…
Top Choice International in Boquete

Hotel Panamonte Restaurant

This sophisticated restaurant has a long-standing reputation. Chef Charlie Collins takes a modern approach, exquisitely preparing everything from smoked pork chops with a rum glaze to fresh salad in blackberry vinai…
Top Choice Italian in Boquete

Retrogusto

At this new Italian farm-to-table restaurant, it's a struggle not to order everything on the menu – it all looks and smells so good. But you can't go astray starting with stuffed mushrooms or an exuberant salad. Hor…
Top Choice International in Boquete

Colibri

Run by a warm Italian couple from Padua, this farm-to-table restaurant serves up fresh and delicious meals. The menu items are a real fusion between local and international, with gorgeous beef salad with passionfrui…
Top Choice Seafood in Boquete

Boquete Fish House

One of our favorite places in Boquete for great seafood 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 wrapped in l…
Italian in Volcán

La Carbonera

A surprising find some 3km along the road heading northeast to Cerro Punta, this authentic Italian eatery serves excellent pasta and pizza as well as chicken breast in white wine and pork fillet with tomato relish. …
Pizza in Boquete

APizza

Crisp, thin-crust Neapolitan pies are the simple stars of this casual eatery. They're made from local mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes and flour imported from the home country. Local Italians say it's the best in to…
International in Boquete

Rock

Bringing cosmopolitan dining to the highlands of Panama, this restaurant attached to the Riverside Inn does decent gourmet fare, though it can be hit-or-miss. The herbed octopus with coconut rice comes recommended a…
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 …
Cafe in Boquete

Café de Punto Encuentro

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 …