Best restaurants in Boquete
Welcome to Villa Alejandro Hotel’s Ultimate Restaurant Guide: Your Gateway to Boquete’s Best Eateries! Delight in an exquisite culinary journey through Boquete, Panama, with our meticulously curated guide.
Discover top-rated restaurants, charming cafes, and hidden culinary gems that showcase the rich tapestry of flavors this charming town has to offer. Whether you’re seeking traditional Panamanian cuisine, international fusion, or farm-to-table freshness, our guide is your key to unlocking a world of delectable experiences. Join us as we explore Boquete’s vibrant dining scene, thoughtfully crafted by Villa Alejandro Hotel, your premier destination for unforgettable moments and unforgettable meals.
Breakfast in Boquete
Sugar and Spice Boquete
Boquete’s favorite bakery! Serving breakfast, lunch and takeaway bread & cakes.
Sugar and Spice is more like a diner than a restaurant, with sandwiches, salads and pastries, plus a few Mexican dishes included on the menu.
This is a great place to start your day and where you’ll find many expats enjoying breakfast.
Cheap & Cheerful Eateries
Cafe Boquete By Big Food Grill
This is a no-frills eatery. Basic but serving great food. It’s located just behind the police station.
El Patron del Shawarma
“Move over burgers, there’s a new sheriff in town and its name is Shawarma! If you haven’t tried this heavenly creation, you’re missing out on life. It’s like a party in your mouth and everyone’s invited! Great libanese food.
Patron del Shawarma Location
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Mid-range price Eateries
La Cueva del Pitufo
Don’t let looks deceive you! Restaurante de mariscos La Cueva del Pitufo is the best place for seafood in town. Small but cozy, great Peruvian food. Try pulpo al carbon and ceviches!
Fine Dining Restaurants
“I hate reality but it’s still the best place to get a good steak” Woody Allen.
If you are in the mood for a steak head to the Butcher Chophouse. Serving meat cuts from five counties, this is fast becoming one of Boquete’s favorite places to dine. The food is great, as is the presentation and service.
The Rock Restaurant
The Rock presents fine dining in an idyllic location. Out of town, about 8 minutes by car, but worth the trip. Perfect for romantic date nights or family lunch. Inside and outside sitting. Plus a fireplace and an outdoor wooden deck beside a garden overlooking the river in the back area. The Rock serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Boquete Coffee Shops
Altieri Specialty Coffee
Boquetes most fancy Coffee show room with integrated coffeeshop and breathtaking view to the highlands of Boquete. Our number 1 coffeplace in Boquete. Excellent coffee, the selfmade brownies are a must. 10 minutes drive from downtown.
Buckle Tip Coffee
Wonderful little coffee joint, tiny but charming. Small variety of snacks as well. Located right beside the town square: The guys know their stuff about coffee and there is an excellent selection of beans to choose from for a filter coffee to fit all budgets. They bring you the ground beans to smell before brewing, so you can fully appreciate the coffee. Non-dairy alternative milk is offered. English spoken.
Kotowa Chocolate Victoria
Located next to the Boquete Brewing Company, this is a chocolate lover’s heaven. Kotowa Chocolate Victoria serves freshly prepared natural drinks using local Cacao, and lots of delicious chocolate treats. The service is excellent. Highly recommended.
Cafe Mirador El Parador
Must to go location! Breathtaking view of the Boquete valley, the impressive Barú Volcano, partial view of the Chiriqui province landscape and Pacific Ocean from the back balcony. Located away from town in the Jaramillo area, 15 minutes by car. Have some coffee or local pastries while enjoying the magnificent sight.
Treats & Desserts
Boquete is famous for its strawberries! Fresas Cafe, is a small establishment to buy a wide variety of strawberry creations: frozen popsicles, strawberries with cream, condensed milk, yogurt, Nutella, and much more. Also coffee and other hot drinks. Just 6 minutes by car, in the area of Los Naranjos. A must stop that cannot be missed when visiting Boquete.
Pubs & Bars
Boquete Brewing Company
If you want to enjoy a chilled, artisanal beer, the best place in town is the Boquete Brewing Company. It’s a great place to enjoy a beer that’s not Panama/Balboa/Soberana. They serve craft ales and refreshing ciders, all enjoyed on their comfortable terrace with regular live music sessions.
Mike’s Global Grill
If you feel like mingling with an international crowd or catching up with the latest soccer, basketball or football matches, head to Mike’s Global Grill. The menu is international with an American slant, you’ll find live Sport on the screen and an upbeat atmosphere. This is one of the favorite hangouts for the North American community living in Boquete.