Boquete’s Paladar Restaurant
Boquete, Panama is home to many great restaurants. The Paladar restaurant often gets overlooked, due to its location outside of Valle Escondido. You can find Paladar inside of the Hotel Valle Del Rio in an all natural setting. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating, with a gorgeous terrace. Best of all, the Paladar restaurant has good food.
On a recent lunch outing, my husband, Eddie, and I went to Paladar. It is open on Mondays, a rarity in Boquete. We sat on the outdoor terrace and had the place all to ourselves. Fresh cut flowers decorated all of the tables; they looked picture perfect. Paladar only has one menu, so the prices for lunch as the same as dinner. Eddie and I decided to share a Hawaiian pizza (though it may have been called something different).
While we were waiting on our food, Eddie and I strolled through the gardens outside of Paladar. There was even a bustling stream along our walk. The Hotel Valle Del Rio provides shaded seats outside so that their guests can enjoy the scenery, too. Many beautiful flowers and trees were in bloom. We also saw butterflies and hummingbirds.
Delightful Food Choices
Our pizza arrived looking delicious; topped with a heaping amount of fresh cut pineapple and huge chunks of ham. It was delicious! There were more ingredients than I expected. We had enough for lunch, plus a few pieces to take home for later. The total price tag for our entire meal was $18.95. Eddie and I were happy to split a meal for less than $10 a person as this is hard to find in Boquete.
Paladar offers a scrumptious Italian Pasta Bar on Wednesday nights. We had the Pasta Bar once and were surprised at how many choices we had. At the cooking station, you pick your meat, vegetables, pasta type, and pasta sauce and the chef will whip it up for you. There was also salad, bruschetta, fresh bread, and a few slice of Banana Cake for dessert. All this, including a complimentary glass of wine, was $14.95. You could also eat as much as you wanted.
Inside the Hotel Valle del Rio
Camino Valle Escondido, Bajo Boquete, Panama
Check out our other Boquete restaurant posts:
Boquete Sandwich Shop