Located in downtown Boquete, Panama is Big Daddy’s restaurant displaying a huge front porch overlooking the main street.
Big Daddy’s offers both indoor and outdoor seating, with the back outdoor garden patio being the most coveted spot. The service is good and the menu has plenty of selections to choose from.
Big Daddy’s Is A Big Deal in Boquete
My friends and I enjoyed a special going away party at Big Daddy’s and secured the primo tables directly in front of the bar. The restaurant has a dedicated following and many locals visit several times a week. I’m a fan of the brightly colored linens that are used to roll the silverware and the selection of meals to choose from.
On our visit, my friends and I started our meal with a few appetizers. The onion rings were the biggest hit.
I typically order fish tacos from Big Daddy’s, which is what they are known for. Big Daddy’s Fish Tacos are prepared with local fresh fish, homemade sauces, and taste fantastic. I preferred to order my fish blackened, which they will do upon request. Being at Big Daddy’s for dinner, I opted to try something I had heard great reviews about from many friends in Boquete: the Bleu Cheese Filet.
Food and Drink Choices
The seven of us placed our dinner orders and enjoyed the beer and margaritas until our food arrived. Big Daddy’s makes a mean margarita, maybe the best in town.
Even though we were a big group, the food was served at the same time, which I appreciated. My friends raved about Big Daddy’s hamburgers. The burgers can be served as a salad over a bed of lettuce rather than on a bun if you wish.
The grilled Sicilian Pork Chop was moist and picture perfect, but best of all, delectable!
All of the fish dinners were devoured in minutes.
Find What You Like and Stick With It
Two of us ordered the Bleu Cheese Filets and unfortunately, it was not a good choice. The sides dishes, rice and beans, were tasty, but both steaks were nearly inedible and mostly gristle. Because of this, I was only able to take four bites that were the quality of steak I would actually eat. Maybe it was just been a bad night for Big Daddy’s because I have many friends who order the steak regularly.
I should have mentioned to the owner, whom I am sure would have made amends immediately; however, our service had been great and the other food perfect, so I just let it pass. Next time, I am going back to my fish tacos. Might I also mention that Big Daddy’s coleslaw is scrumptious!
Big Daddy’s Delivers a Good Dining Experience
I highly recommend Big Daddy’s as a great place to eat local fresh food that is reasonably priced. You’ll also have some of the best waitstaff that you will find in Boquete.
I wish Big Daddy’s continued success.
Updated July 6, 2018: Big Daddy’s continues to be one of our go-to eateries when dining out in Boquete. My husband loves the Asian Chicken Salad and I’m a fan of the Boom-Boom Shrimp and Fish & Chips.
My Rating Scale 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest): 8 1/2
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