Terraza Cafe & Deli

I had the good fortune to notice a new restaurant that has opened up close to me. It is on the street that runs behind the Super Barú supermarket. Google Map.

It is a more of a sandwich and coffee shop. However it has several other things that make it unique. They make their own breads for their sandwiches. They have pastry that will top of any coffee or tea you choose. They also have churros with various fillings. And other things.

I understand they will be having breads that you can buy and take with you.

I thought the decor was very well done. It is simple yet elegant. The design shows a lot of attention to detail.

Let me introduce you to Hector and Hayseet Damha, who are the owners and operators of this restaurant. A real charming couple and interested in you enjoying your time with them.

Here is the Restaurant Phone number 730-7070.

Their hours are as follows:
8:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday through Saturday
1:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday

Two of us dined and had sandwiches. I had pastrami and the other sandwich was ham. The bread was great and the seasoning on the sandwiches was perfect. The tea we had was a unique fruited flavor.

I had to follow up the meal with one of their desserts. So yummy! It was apricot based and the frosting has large pieces of white chocolate. It was really to die for.

They are just putting the final touches on the restaurant and said they would have a grand opening soon.

This is the perfect place to go when you want something light in a really comfortable setting. I will return and most likely often. If you stop in tell Hector and Hayseet you heard about them on Chiriquí Chatter.

Here are all the photos I took that day.

UPDATE: I stopped by this afternoon and had a mochachino and a piece of cake. I included them in the photos as well.

Kenia’s Salon

I had a Chiriquí Chatter reader contact me the other day that goes to Kenia’s Salon for Massages. She said Kenia asked if I would post a notice that she is still providing massages.

I said I would.

I talked to Kenia and she said she was still providing packet prices of $150 for 10 massages and a single one hour massage was $30 dollars.

I think she is working by appointment only. Her cell is 6699-1562.

Her salon is around the corner from Micro Technology.

Tell her you heard about her on Chiriquí Chatter.

Scary $*&T

I had a friend send me a URL today that was a presentation on STUXNET. Following that presentation are many other presentations that will probably also suck you into watching them.

We are now living in a very early stage of a digital world. We have gotten there quickly and many of our processes are naive and assume that the world is honest and trustworthy.

However, as we have seen, with the virus attacks on PCs, that the world is changing and these are just the initial stages. If you want to scare the $*&T out of yourself, just watch the following presentation and others that might grab your eye.

Some Restaurant updates

I went by Restaurante Cuatro yesterday with the expectation of having Sunday lunch, but found that it was closed. I wrote Chef Luis and found out that he has gone back to the Monday through Saturday schedule.

He did inform me that he is taking reservations for Thanksgiving. The menu follows.

Especiales del Día de Acción de Gracias
Thanksgiving day specials
Pavo asado en hierbas y especias, puré de camote con sirope de arce y relleno de pan de maíz con chorizo
Roast turkey with herbs and spices, cornbread and sausage stuffing and sweet potato puree with maple syrup
B/. 15
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“Pecan pie” con salsa de caramelo y helado de chocolate blanco

Pecan pie with caramel sauce and white chocolate ice cream
B/. 6

I have also had a few comments, on recent restaurant favorites I have had, stating that there had been changes, either to the quality of the food, the menu prices, or both.

Two restaurants in particular are Muelle 18 and Mar Caspio Cafe. Remember that there is a restaurant list on Chiriquí Chatter and comments help other people know of current quality and allows them to know what to expect. Remember to leave the comment on the main post for the restaurant.

I will tell you I have eaten at The Branding Iron in Dolega several more times, the last time being last Friday, and it is still the best Chicken Fried Steak outside of Texas. The only thing it needs to work on is the French Fries. I have to ask for crispy. A restaurant has to be good for me to drive that far to have a meal.

I have a new restaurant that I will try to get posted today that is in David. It is very well done and I can tell by the attention to detail, that it is going to stay around. Watch for it.

Remember to help others by leaving a review on the main restaurant writeup for the benefit of others. Try to be specific if you dislike some and not just say, “It Sucks”. I always give a restaurant the benefit of the doubt if I have one meal that is not up to par, but two times is usually my limit.

We tried Tambu Country out a couple Sundays ago, when a road blockage prevented me from going to El Rincón Libanés. I remembered why I had written Tambu Country off my list of restaurants to eat at.

You can help me and others if you review the restaurants list and giving up to date comments. If they are no longer in business, let me know and I will update the list. Also if there are new restaurants that should be tried, let me know that as well.

I don’t make it to Volcan and Boquete often, so if you want to write up a review of a restaurant that I don’t have in the list, I will post it.