Jaramillo Arriba, Boquete, 0413-00014, Panama
Good for: Couples
Palo Alto, Boquete, Panama
Good for: Business
Apdo 0413-00092, Boquete, Panama
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
Lourdes is the first place I had a meal in Boquete. Having flown in from Boca and then taken the bus from David to Boquete I was hungry.
The food was delicious and very low priced.
However i would recommend eating there around noon as that is when the selection is really at its best..
Favorite Dish: Ropa Vieja means old clothing in Spanish so one has to appreciate their sense of humour. It also means stir-fried of thin lean strips of beef usually served with stir-fried vegatables and sometimes served with a hot sauce.
Another dish in Panama city had a description as "levarse los muertos" which meant it was spicy enough to raise the dead.
Cafe Bistro is right on the main throughfare of Boquete. The menu is a combination of American and Latin food that is really quite good and resonably priced. Their water is uv sterilized which means you can sure about the water. However Boquete water is from mountain springs so it is safe to drink from the tap. Instincts makes me careful as I ve learn that water in Canada is often unsafe drink. In my 3 months in Panama I never got a sick stomach from the water or the food.
3 Hotels in Boquete
Boquete Local Customs
The men of Boquete almost never wear shorts and sandals. Also they are always clean as appearance is important to them.
Also they are a very polite people and appreciate a thank you in Spanish.
The average wage for a waitress is a little over a dollar per hour so tips do matter.
Since a meal is often only 2.50 a tip does not break you and is appreciated.
The women generally have very good figures and often look 10 years younger than they really are. All that walking in the mountains and good food combine with pride in their appearance is the reason. Few smoke and fewer over-eat!
Boquete Warnings and Dangers
There are many internet cafes in Panama ,however not all operated in a secure way. In some computers the software used has been pirated so Microsoft updates have not been installed. Others have had their functions modified so that archives/ cannot be deleted and autocomplete cannot be disabled.
These computers are especially vulnerable to spyware and keyloggers which will bank account number and retriever your passwords.
When in doubt click on tools/options/eleminate archives, if the archives cannot be deleted do not use it for banking or other secure endeavors.