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On the River, Center of Town, Boquete, Panama
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Ranked #30 of 53 Restaurants in Boquete
Cuisines: Central American
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Boquete, Panama
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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311 reviews 311 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 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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212 reviews 212 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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174 reviews 174 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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Lansing, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Try this Typcio restaurant behind Habla ya and Big Daddy's if you want reasonably priced, freshly cooked local food. You may not LOVE it but then again, you might want to go back 4 times a week. Give it a try. When in Boquete....

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85 reviews 85 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

All the locals recommend this place for breakfast. We went there at 9am and there was not a soul in sight to serve us. We even went into the kitchen. The food looked old and dry like it was yesterdays dinner...

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Lexington, Kentucky
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Super cheap for lunch, menu in spanish and english, full plates of food, baked beans, rice and beans, green bean salad and meat of choice, I had the beef tounge and it was good.

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Boquete, Panama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

A typico in Boquete has a lunch menu of rice, beans, salad and more. Nelvis has a fast turn over and the food is good. Try their world class fried chicken.

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