Chiriquí Restaurants

In an effort to provide one place to see the restaurants I have been to in Chiriquí, I am starting this post. I will put a link in the Link area for Chiriquí Restaurants so that this post can be located easily. I will try to keep it current and remove restaurants that are no longer in business and add new restaurants that open that I have gone to.

As a note, the following will provide links to posts I have done on each restaurant. I will make an attempt to have the URL point to a post that has directions. There may be more than one post for any restaurant in the blog. I have tried to connect all posts to other posts by either a reference in the post or there will be a comment that will point to another post. By visiting other posts on the same restaurant, you will have an opportunity to see more of the food offerings that I have sampled.

This is not a perfect system, but this is a blog and not a Yellow Pages. As with all posts in a blog related to restaurants, they age and sometimes the quality of the restaurant’s offerings are not the same. Some restaurants improve and some don’t. If you go to any restaurant below, a comment on the most recent post might help other readers know how that restaurant is doing. At least then, all opinions will not be just mine. Many people have different tastes than I do.

Also, if there are restaurants that I haven’t been to that have been reviewed on another blog, I will be happy to list it with a link to that blog’s post. I trust most blogs more than I do ads.

FINAL NOTE: Any posts that contain menus and prices were current at the time of the post. The primary reason to show the menu is to give you an idea of what is served at the restaurant. Please do not bad mouth the restaurant because they may have changed the menu contents or prices.

Boquete Restaurants:

Amigo’s – This is a gringo hangout in Boquete. It has free wifi.

Antojitos Mexicanos Taqueria – This is my favorite Mexican food restaurant in Boquete. I have known Maritriny for several years now and she has become a good friend. I think here food is always fresh and I have always enjoyed what I was served.

Delicias del Perú – This was my favorite Peruvian restaurant in Boquete. It has been a while since I was there. The food was good, but what I really liked was the ability to eat overlooking a gorgeous scenic area.

Hotel Panamonte Restaurant – I have always had high quality meals here.

Las Ruinas Boquete Restaurant – (Closed)

Machu Picchu –  This is a Peruvian restaurant.

Oasis Restaurant – An upscaled restaurant on the river close to downtown Boquete.

Ou La La – I haven’t been there, but it is getting good reviews from those living in Boquete. Only open in the evening.

Papa Ricco’s Italian Restaurant – Great food. Worth the trip.

Pasteleria Alemania – I go here for the best chocolate chip cookies in Chiriquí and for the strawberry tarts.

Pompodoro – An excellent Italian restaurant.

Restaurante La Casona – Large menu. Worth a visit.

The Rock – A very upscale Boquete restaurant.

Roxane’s – This is a grill house. Menu is in the post.

Subway – Now closed.

Tammy’s Restaurant – My favorite item here is their hamburgers. Without a doubt, the are the best I have had in Boquete and equal the better in David. They have other offerings as well, among them being rotisserie chicken.


Sol de Mar – Seafood and other items. I usually order the fried shrimp.


A tu gusto y a mi manera – Closed.

a la Parrilla Cocina Rica – A steakhouse.

Barnard’s at the Airport – I haven’t been there in a while.

Buffalo Wings Factory – Wings, burgers and more. Yum!

Casa del Churrasco – Not a bad place for a noon meal. Good buffet selection and reasonable price. I have never had an evening meal there, but understand it is good.

Cocina Rica – A good place to go to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Cuatro – A very nice upscale restaurant. Comfortable seating and great food.

Delicias Mexicanas – Mexican food, but not tot TexMex.

Don Lee’s(CLOSED) Chinese fast food restaurant . Many in Panama City.

El Fogón – Personally, I have had hit and miss luck at this restaurant.

El Rey del Helado – This is an ice cream and sandwich shop.

El Rincón Libanés – I have always had a good meal here.

Gelato House – Nice place to go have a banana split. They have sandwiches also.

Hotel Nacional – There are a couple restaurants at the hotel. Here is the noon buffet.

JacKelita – A local Panamanian ice cream and sandwich shop.

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) – Same as them all but this one has the Panamanian Chicken soup.

La Orquidea – On Via Boquete just past Majagua.

La Típica – Chinese buffet that I like.

Las Brasas – A good hamburger spot. Pretty good sized menu.

Los NaranjosHotel Los Rivera‘s restaurant. A very nice addition to David’s restaurants.

Mar Caspio Café – Has become one of my favorites.

Mar del Sur –  (CLOSED) Peruvian restaurant.

Marios Bar and Grill – My favorite hamburger place. I haven’t found anything here that I didn’t like. Prices are very reasonable.

Martha’s Mexican Restaurant – Open Friday evenings from 6:00 PM until 10:30 PM. I liked it. I will go often. No Longer open.

McDonald’s – Yep. David has one of them too.

Mosto Bistro – Excellent based on the first meal I have had there.

Mrs. Mendoza’s – ( CLOSED) Mexican food chain. I liked it. Good Margaritas.

Muelle 18 – (CLOSED) So far, my favorite is the Fried Shrimp.

Pizza House – Not bad. Worth a try. Close to downtown David.

Pizzeria Popeye – Formally called Pino E Renzo. – Same great pizza, Pino just decided he wanted to change the name since his associate Renzo is no longer associated with the business. This is the best pizza in David.

Pizza Hut – Davids own Pizza Hut.

Renegados – No longer open as a restaurant. If it comes back, I will post the link.

Restaurante El Chino – Camarena – I am told this restaurant features an ex Panama President’s chef.

Restaurante El Palacio Oriental – Many people’s favorite Chinese restaurant.

Restaurante del Hotel Castilla – A nice restaurant in the Hotel Castilla.

Restaurante Maná – Closed October 31, 2010. Now in Volcan – Panamanian food, sandwiches and salads. Good food and reasonably priced.

Restaurante Rico Mar – Seafood with other items as well.

Rosita’s Hideaway – A small restaurant that I usually hit once a week. Limited menu, but very cheap and very good. (AUGUST 2009 will be the last month)

Stella’s Marina Restaurante – A restaurant I frequent often.

Taqueria Jalisco – Very good Mexican food.

Tambu Country – Due to my last experience there, I no longer go to this restaurant.

TGI Friday’s – A US Favorite.

The Steak House – One of my favorite Chinese restaurants.


The Branding Iron – Home of some real Chicken Fried Steak!


Acropolis – Greek food. Only been there once, but I enjoyed it.

Dalys – Everyday food. Menu has a little bit of everything, like chili cheese fries. Breakfasts are great.

Polineth – Thai food. I enjoyed it very much.

Valley of the Moon – Looks to be a good restaurant with a nice menu and good prices.

55 thoughts on “Chiriquí Restaurants

  1. Mr. Don

    This time my comment is going to be focused on the best Place in David to have Hamburgers. Its Called Smokin Mommas David.

    Address ==> Via interamericana al lado del Hospital Mae Lewis, Ciudad De David, Chiriqui, Panama.

    Interamericana highway at the corner next door to Mae Lewis Hospital David Chiriqui, Panama.

    Good Burgers Good, service and nice environment.

    And of course Nice reasonable prices.

    I recommend you to give it a try 🙂

  2. We invite you to try our restaurant La Isleta in Guabalà, located along the Panamerican before the police check point!

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