I have been hearing that a new Philly’s Cheesesteak place had opened up and today I tried it. I didn’t take my camera for reasons I have previously talked about.
I met Ricardo and Patricia who are the young Panamanian family that own and operate the restaurant. Ricardo has sub and pizza experience from Florida. There was pizza ready to be sold by the slice for $1.60. It was thin crust and looked good. It will be on my taste trial another day.
Since I was so disappointed in the last Philly’s Cheesesteak that I had in Boquete, I was anxious to try that. This time I was not disappointed. It was stuffed with meat, had grilled onions and a the kind of cheese I like. In a word, it was PERFECT.
The Pizza Pit is still coming up to speed. Air-conditioning is on order and scheduled for delivery, the new mandated cash register was there and they were being trained, and some of the menu is not currently available.
Ricardo is currently the cook and he is looking for another cook that he can train to do things the way he wants them done. Good idea. The cheese steak is great and I would hate for a new cook to ruin a good thing. I don’t think Ricardo will allow that to happen.
I enjoyed talking to Ricardo and Patricia. Both speak English, so the Spanish challenged should have no fear of language deficiency.
The Pizza Pit is located in the food court in the Chiriquí Mall. It is on the end of the court just across from the Super Baru super market. If you drop in tell Ricardo and Patricia that you heard about them on Chiriquí Chatter. Oh, and don’t forget to try the Philly’s Cheesesteak. It is oh soooo goood!.