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Nelvis

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On the River, Center of Town, Boquete, Panama
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
On a recommendation

Just 5 dollars for a wonderful hot meal. Lunch only! Not just American fast food. How do you beat that? For a lunch you can not beat this value.It does not matter if your looking for a hostal or you have a bigger budget,it's super.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Boquete, Panama
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Boquete, Panama
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Just 5 dollars for a wonderful hot meal. Lunch only! Not just American fast food. How do you beat that? For a lunch you can not beat this value.It does not matter if your looking for a hostal or you have a bigger budget,it's super.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Had a quick lunch here; cafeteria style so no waiting! Great food and even better prices! Select from two rices, chicken, beef, pork, bean salad, potato salad, and mixed green salad. Simple and satisfying!

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Mukwonago, WI
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The food is buffet style. I had beans & rice with my fried fish. My wife had the fried chicken with beans & rice. We both had a glass of Passion fruit drink with our meal. There is inside & outside seating. Our meal was under $10. I would go back. The owners are very nice.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Highly recommend if you want a very good, cheap plate of panamanian food. For $3-4 you get rice, a meat choice, and salad. Great juices too. Better than many panamanian places that ive eaten at. Its a little hidden behind the office/store complex but quiet and with outdoor seating. They are friendly anv speak english.

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Boquete, Panama
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I ate here 5 years ago, the first time I came to Boquete and Nelvis was recommended by the people who worked in the area and Habla Ya,where I was taking Spanish lessons. I asked where to eat lunch one day and several nice upscale restaurants were suggested. I asked " where do you eat"? Oh,we go to Nelvis,just around... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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225 reviews 225 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I love this place. We went there three times for lunch during our four day stay in Boquete. The food is really tasty. You have your choice between a few meats(all great) and two different rices. The beans are great and the prices are unbeatable!

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Madrid
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395 reviews 395 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Looks like a canteen : you seem to enter through the back door, pick the food you want to eat, they serve it on a plate, and off you go to find a place somewhere inside or outside to enjoy it. For 7.5$ we had a huge lunch for 2 and could eat it outside far away from traffic or... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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236 reviews 236 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This is a great, cheap place to grab some lunch. The portions make it good value for money and the chichas are good too. This is a good option for local Panamanian food and it's lovely to be able to sit outside on a sunny day.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

When I travel, I like to eat in locally owned and run restaurants, and I also like a good value. Nelvis was recommended to me, but I was quite disappointed. My husband and I went for breakfast, and we had no complaints about the food. But the place was like a cafeteria, the server was not at all friendly (he... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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177 reviews 177 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Quick, steam table comida tipica in a small house with some indoor and outdoor tables. They are supposed ot have some of the best fried chicken in Boquete. My husband had the fried chicken and liked it. I thought it a bit dry and didn't have enough spicing. I had soup, which was flavorful but had a lot of chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: On the River, Center of Town, Boquete, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  Boquete

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Central American

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