Top 10 restaurants in Chiriqui Province, Panama

September 20, 2017 Leida Jutras

Chiriquí Province is a mountainous wonderland, located near the Barú Volcano. If you’re an adventure and nature lover, you’ll be right at home here, as the region offers everything from white-water rafting and kayaking to zip-line rainforest rides and hiking. More relaxed activities, such as coffee plantation tours and bird-watching, also are available here. To reach Chiriquí, you’ll likely pass through David, Panama’s third-largest city. If you choose to visit the Gulf of Chiriquí, you’ll find first-rate scuba diving, snorkeling, and other water sports that take full advantage of its marine location.
Things to do in Chiriqui Province

1. Hotel Panamonte

Av 11 de Abril | Hotel Panamonte, Boquete 0413, Panama Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$149 - HK$220
Excellent
56%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 606 reviews

Hotel Panamonte

Since 1914, the Hotel Panamonte has been the Old world charm in the enchanting highlands of Boquete luxurious rooms and indulgent culinary experience of choice for travelers from near and far. For more than 50 years, the Collins-Elliot family has blended their Old World Swedish tradition of hospitality with the friendliness of Panama in Boquete's extraordinary cloud forest setting of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and flowers. The result is the creation of a destination luxury hotel that combines the best of history with modern amenities. For three generations, families from Panama City, the United States and Europe have been coming to The Panamonte to celebrate weddings, honeymoons, christenings, family, and corporative reunions. Discover for yourself why staying at the Hotel Panamonte has become a tradition-it is so much more than just place to rest. It is a place from which to refresh the body, mind, and spirit and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Reviewed By DonnaNovi - Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania

A group of 7 of us dined here while traveling in Panama for business. The atmosphere was formal, yet comfortable. The food was memorable, but the grounds were breath-taking. One of our travel companions knew to arrive before our reservation to afford us time to enjoy the natural beauty of the property before dinner.

2. The Rock

Of 11th April Street | Palo Alto, Calle Principal, Boquete 0413, Panama Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$157 +507 720-2516
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 909 reviews

The Rock

Panoramic views, a crackling fireplace and an outdoor wooden deck beside a garden overlooking the Palo Alto River, sets a cozy and uncomplicated atmosphere to enjoy a fabulous meal. We serve down to earth, bistro-style, comfort food! We believe the enjoyment of food is a fundamental part of life.

Reviewed By Larry A

Beautiful restaurant, excellent ambiance. We came on Monday when they had live music. We had the ribs, I'm not sure whether it's Panama or The Rock that has a strange perspective on ribs. They were tender, but if you want a fatty mess, have the...MoreDear Mr. Larry: Thank you very much for taking the time to send us your comments and recomnendations, we will share them with our chef and staff to ensure that both, our dishes and service, are always satisfactory. Kind regards,

3. Il Pianista

Palo Alto, Boquete 0413, Panama Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +507 720-2728
Excellent
54%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 261 reviews

Il Pianista

phone number 507 720 2728

Reviewed By Ankonagirl - Ft. Pierce, FL

Il Pianista looks a bit suspect from the outside. Located right next to farm-worker housing, and down a short rocky path, one might be tempted to drive on by, but that would be a mistake. Guests should park on the shoulder of the road and walk down the short slope to the entry stairs. Once inside, you will be transported to an idyllic spot with very fresh and well prepared food.There is a lovely waterfall, flanked by blooming flowers of every sort, right next to the restaurant. They have wisely taken advantage of the view with the table arrangement and even outdoor lighting for night time viewing.It is charming and adds a lovely and romantic component tot he dining experience.
The owners live above the restaurant. He is from Sicily and she, Brenda, is Panamanian. It is a family affair with their talented sons sharing duty between the kitchen and the wood-fired pizza oven.It is a warm and welcoming place. Return visitors are treated like long-lost friends.
On our last visit we devoured the excellent Ensalada Pianista and the Eggplant Rollatini appetizer. The salad's balsamic dressing, redolent of shallots and sun-dried tomatoes, i so good I was tempted to buy some to take back to our vacation house for later enjoyment. I ordered the Pasta with Camarones (Shrimp) and my only regret was that I could not eat it all. My sister ordered the fresh tuna special and it was without a doubt the best tuna I have ever eaten in a restaurant. The preparation was light and innovative, unlike anything I have ever eaten before. The tuna was cooked PERFECTLY and we quite literally wiped up every speck of sauce with our third basket of homemade bread.
The pizza, ordered with spinach, mushrooms, onions and olives, was also excellent. The crisp, wafer-thin crust was adorned with just a hint of tasty sauce and just the right amount of house made cheese. The fresh toppings were allowed to shine and we left not a single crumb.
There are less expensive places to dine in Boquete, but there are few that are any better.

4. Big Daddy's Grill

Downtown Main St | 1/2 Block Below Boquete's Central Park, Boquete 0413, Panama Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$16 - HK$102 +507 6250-1948
Excellent
59%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Big Daddy's Grill

Lunch and dinner! Featuring the freshest seafood in Boquete, with the best fish tacos, creative and fun cuisine. Have a hand crafted Margarita on our new back patio, the most laid back and fun place in town!!

Reviewed By russ3950 - Brooksville, Florida

We stopped in a couple of times in the last few days. Had a couple of burgers last time. Wonderful, tastes just as good as a great burger back in the states. The burgers have two good sized patties between fresh buns. Very friendly staff,who...MoreThanks for taking the time to review us!! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us!!!

5. Naturalmente Restaurante Mediterraneo

Nueva Florida | las Lajas Adentro, Las Lajas 0446, Panama Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night HK$39 - HK$196 +507 6211-1787
Excellent
89%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 176 reviews

Naturalmente Restaurante Mediterraneo

In our Restaurant you will find dishes typical of the Mediterranean/Italian cuisine prepared with genuine ingredients, some of them directly coming from our garden.You will find a rich menu, from appetizers to desserts, wich change every two days to allow you to discover new flavors. Our dishes can be accompanied by a good selection of import wines and, to enjoy the pleasant moments of relaxation at the sunset or after dinner, we will offer you refreshing cocktails and ambient music. Our Restaurant close on Monday!

Reviewed By albertocQ4972JB - Panama City, Panama

An authentic pizzaiolo that decided to pack his bags and enjoy a more relaxed setting. In the small town plaza you find Naturalmente Pizza, quaint small place. The pizza amazingly good, very thin crust, home made tomato sauce and only best ingredients.

6. The Fish House

Avenida principal, frente a la panaderia Sugar & Spice | Frente a la Panaderia Sugar & Spice, Boquete 0413, Panama Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood Dinner, Lunch, Late Night HK$39 - HK$141 +507 6521-2120
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 241 reviews

The Fish House

We offer fresh seafood all the time, Good service, reasonable prices and comfortable atmosphere Monday to Thursday 11:00 AM- 9:00 PM

Reviewed By richard a - San Pantaleo, Italy

This small family restaurant on the main street serves tasty fish dishes at a very reasonable price,there are about 6 varieties of fish and chips with an excellent colslaw salad to Sau the portions are large would be an understatment and the portion of icecream is enormous
Thank you very much for 2 nice meals

7. Fire Side Inn - Georges' Grill

Boquete, Palo Alto, near Garden Inn, Boquete 0413, Panama Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi Seafood, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +507 6510-4617
Excellent
60%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 381 reviews

Fire Side Inn - Georges' Grill

Reviewed By SebaekOfCPH - Copenhagen, Denmark

Doesn´t look much from the outside, but George is a fine host and chef.
Homemade food made on homegrown vegetables, home raised chicken, duck and Freshwater fish.
A lot of love is put into each dish, and the atmosphere is great.
Managed to take 3 meals within 48 hours and enjoyed them all.

8. Bocas del Mar Restaurant and Bar

Road to Boca Chica, Boca Chica 0448, Panama Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, International, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +507 6395-8757
Excellent
74%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 145 reviews

Bocas del Mar Restaurant and Bar

Reviewed By jay p - Panama

Have been there once a year and enjoyed it. Constant high quality of food and service. This time Fernando did surprise us by speaking a exccellent German, without ever having been there. All the staff is acting very friendly and professionally. Day starts with a...MoreThank for your gracious review and kind feedback. We're pleased you enjoy your dining experiences with us so much. Kind regards, The Bocas del Mar team

9. Burricos

Calle Principal, Nueva California, Volcan 0424, Panama Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, Latin, Fusion, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$94 +507 771-4325
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 138 reviews

Burricos

A very cozy restaurant offering quality Panamanian and Mexican fusion food. Very Economic prices. Delicious fajitas, quesadillas, tacos and our famous burritos, to accompany your meals- we offer horchata, margaritas, beer, juice and delicious desserts. We speak English and Spanish fluently.

Reviewed By Albert214 - Phoenix, Arizona

I've eaten here a couple of times and the food was excellent. I was surprised to find a Mexican food restaurant in Volcan, and pleasantly surprised at how good the food was.
Hot and tasty, and the burrito must weigh 3 lbs. I'll be returning with friends in the future.

10. Fanny's Terrace Bistro

Via hacia Cerro Punta | Volcán, diagonal a la entrada hacia el Colegio Secundario, Cerro Punta 0420, Panama Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast HK$47 - HK$235 +507 6845-6455
Excellent
87%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 104 reviews

Fanny's Terrace Bistro

We guarantee a unique esperience that you will never forget

Reviewed By PanamanianWanderlust - Panama City, Panama

We came here for the good reviews and left very happy. Service was good, food takes a bit more than usually in a restaurant but it's delicious. Great quality of ingredients, good portions and fair prices. The snapper with coconut and curry sauce was one of the best fishes I've ever tried. The meat was also really good. We enjoyed our time here very much with lovely jazz music in the background. It would be great if the restaurant opens in the future an outdoor Terrace to enjoy the surroundings while having a lovely meal.

They have a new address in Volcan so be sure to call beforehand. At the time we write this review, the google maps address is wrong.

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