Actually, Las Brasas has been open for a while, but I just got the opportunity to go by and try it out.
While my neighbor is basking in the sun in England (I really think he is enduring damp and dreary weather), I took an opportunity to take his family out so see if the hamburgers were as good as I remembered them at Las Brasas.
Las Brasas was closed for several months while it under went a major remodeling. I must say that all the work that went into it was well done. It is much nicer than it was, but it retained its casual atmosphere. I guess I would say that it has a rustic Chinese flair to it.
The menu is larger than it was, however the prices are still very reasonable.
There were too many items that I wanted, but just to compare, I ordered the Las Brasas Deluxe. At $3.25 it is still the best hamburger value in David. Cooking over charcoal gives all of the meats a very good flavor. One of the things I appreciate is that they let you put on what you want. I hate it when the restaurant puts on a ton of mustard, mayonnaise, and ketchup. They have all of the options on the table and you can have it your way.
Three of my guests had the $2.00 version. Only one patty of meat. Mine had two. As you can see I had French fries and this plate had yucca.
The last in our party had a Pollo (chicken) brochette. I don’t remember the price and can’t find it on the menus I copied. Just as the hamburgers, it received two thumbs up.
On the dessert front, we tried three different items. One person had the house flan (two thumbs up).
Two had brownies ala mode (four thumbs up).
I shared my New York Style Cheese cake (four thumbs up). Let me tell you that at $2.50, this is a real bargain. It is every bit as good as TGI Fridays and about $2.00 cheaper.
Las Brasas opens, Monday through Saturday, at 5:00 PM and Sunday at 4:00PM. The owner, Eloy Fung, visited our table and said he was still considering opening for lunch, but that will be at least a couple months off.
If you are in David, from Boquete or other remote Chiriquí locations, and want an early meal before driving back home, Las Brasas would be a good place to visit.
Before I close, let me introduce you to the waiter that assisted us. He said he goes by his nickname of Chino. He spent about 7 years in California and spoke very good English. If you go to Las Brasas tell Chino that your saw him on Chiriquí Chatter.
To get to Las Brasas, head toward the airport. Las Brasas will be on the left after you pass the Coco Cola plant. Enjoy!