Saturdays and Sundays are days I like to get out of the house and see something outside of David. Sunday I decided to go up to Boquete. It had been a while since I had been there. The once sleep little community, is certainly growing. Unfortunately a lot of the pretty drive up to Boquete is now being disrupted with all the developer’s billboards telling you how you how you can make the developer rich by putting your money into their pocket.
My main reason for this drive was to try out a restaurant I had noticed several times on my past visits to Boquete. Delicias del Perú. Is a relatively new Peruvian restaurant specializing in sea food.
Mar del Sur in David has always been one of my favorites and is also a Peruvian restaurant. I was really expecting to be disappointed because I have enjoyed Mar del Sur so much. I was almost disappointed that I was not disappointed.
Delicias del Perú is on the right side of the main road running through Boquete past Boquete’s largest church. You can’t miss it. Just watch for this sign.
I don’t remember what was here in the past, but the inside of this restaurant has obviously been recently remodeled and it looks nice and fresh and new. Here is a view looking out onto the upper terrace.
If you were sitting at the table in the last photo, you could look down on this beautiful landscape. There is a stairway that goes down to a lower level and you can walk out on the path you see in this photo. At least I am assuming you can make it all the way down to the path in the photo. I didn’t attempt to do it. I knew it would be easy going down, but I didn’t want to make the walk back up.
Here is a photo of the main dining room. You can tell that it is all new with nice tile floors and new tables with tile inlay. It is really well done. In fact it was so nicely done that I was not sure I wanted to look at the menu. When I did get up enough nerve to look at the menu, I decided it was comparable in price to Mar del Sur in David. It has been a while since I have been to Mar del Sur, so I now have a reason to go back and compare. It is definitely not a cheap restaurant, so if you are looking for a meal priced like a local Pananiam restaurant, you won’t find it here.
The cute little waitress was anxious to use her English, which was very good. This restaurant definitely caters to foreigners. I studied the menu from front to back. I finally chose the corvina with asparagus and cream sauce, which was $7.50. Not cheap, but it was nicely done. The taste was great as was the presentation.
When I finished, I was full. I considered dessert, but elected to stop at the little German pastry place on the outskirts of Boquete for one of my favorites – a strawberry tart. I enjoyed my outing for the day.
I would eat at Delicias del Perú again, if I found myself in Boquete. However with the price of gas (it is 12 cents higher in Boquete than David), I think I will stick with Mar del Sur and not make the drive just to eat sea food.