For Sunday’s outing, we decided to go to Las Ruinas Boquete Restaurant. It will be the site of the Gringos of David meeting this coming Thursday at 2:00 PM. I have other obligations this Thursday and won’t attend, but this post will give you an idea of what to expect.
The restaurant is not too far past Los Molinos and on the right side of the road as you drive toward Boquete.
Here is a photo of the restaurant from the front.
I didn’t take the photo above until we had ordered from the menu. After I had ordered, I went outside and took the photo. It was then that I noticed the White board with the specials.
Had I noticed it before I had ordered, I would have ordered differently. The menu inside didn’t mention daily specials and the waitress didn’t mention it either. Make sure you read the specials as you are entering.
This is a photo of the inside. It is large and open and will handle a large group comfortably.
Natalie ordered the barbecued ribs. There were about 8 ribs on the plate. Here is a photo of her plate.
I ordered the slow roasted ribs which is pictured below. As far as I can tell, Natalie and I got the same thing.
I liked my ribs. They are not comparable to the ribs I was used to in Texas, but as good as I have had in Chiriquí.
Lilliam ordered the pork loan and enjoyed it. It is pictured below.
We ordered two orders from the Kids Menu. Isabela had a cheeseburger and liked it. I didn’t taste it, but will try one the next visit.
Lucca had the chicken nuggets and liked them. Since Lucca is a picky eater, that is a good sign.
The french fries appear to be fresh cut with the skin on like I like them.
I always try one of the desserts, so I ordered the blackberry cobbler. I have not found black berrys to be the same in Panama as I am used to in the US. I am used to BLACK berrys that are sweet. These are more red and a little more tart, but still good. The crust part of the cobbler was very good and covered with ice cream. It took two of us to eat it, so it is an ample serving, and we enjoyed it.
Las Ruinas Boquete Restaurant is definitely worth a stop if you are in the Boquete area. If you do stop in, tell them you read about them on Chiriquí Chatter.
Here is a copy of the restaurant’s menu that you can download. It is a little different from the one I had at the table, but it will give you an idea of the options and prices.