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Best Places to Eat in Boquete, Panama (By a Local)

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Try our list, created by a local, for the best places to eat in Boquete, Panama, ranging from upscale dining to casual burgers & sandwiches.

If you are traveling to Boquete, Panama, you will want to check out some of these fantastic and decently priced restaurants. Fresh ingredients and a host of chef-inspired dishes are on the menu, along with your favorite comfort foods and trendy items. After living in Panama for eight years, these are some of the best places to eat in Boquete that I frequent and stand behind.

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Sugar & Spice

This is “the” meeting place for breakfast in Boquete. Locals, tourists, business people, everyone eats at Sugar & Spice.  In addition to breakfast and lunch, they have fresh baked bread, pastries, cookies, muffins, and pies. Need a dessert for dinner guests? Sugar & Spice has a large variety of cakes and pies ready to go. Order the passion fruit pie (seasonal) to add a perfect addition to your dinner table.

(Calle Principal y 7 Sur) 507.730.9376

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Boquete Fish House

Boquete Fish House is a small, relaxed, local Boquete restaurant that specializes in fresh seafood. The chef offers dinner specials with lobster, shrimp, or grouper creations. Traditional fish & chips are the best-selling item and it is delicious. Family-style seating provides an opportunity to dine with friends or make new ones.

(Calle Principal, Ave Fundadores) 507.6521.2120

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Restaurant Olga’s

Restaurant Olga’s is a great “tipico” restaurant with affordable local pricing. They offer omelets for breakfast and typical Panamanian lunches, which includes meat, rice, and beans. Olga’s has the best Hojaldras (Panamanian Fry Bread) in Boquete. Try them with cinnamon and sugar.

(Alto Boquete) 507.6521.6028

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RetroGusto Restaurant

RetroGusto Restaurant was Boquete’s first farm-to-table concept. They offer delicious Italian food such as ravioloni, oossobuco, and risotto, as well as brick-oven artisan pizzas. Check out the extensive beer and wine selection, too. RetroGusto is a must visit for exact consistency in presentation of the meals and food quality. You’ll want to visit regularly. 

(Avenida Central & Calle 1 Norte) 507.720.2933