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Main Street | Downtown Boquete, Boquete, Panama
730-9599
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Never disappointed here

Wide variety with specials daily. May cost more than a local place but you'll get what you pay for here. Good cook...service is lacking though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2012
Hobogal
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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81 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Boquete, Panama
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Run by the owner of Las Ruinas ( now closed) which had an excellent history of excellent food, a menu with variety and bang for your buck. This restaurant is located close to the center of Boquete town. On several occaisions we found service slow, prices on the high side for the portions. Food quality OK. That said it is... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Wide variety with specials daily. May cost more than a local place but you'll get what you pay for here. Good cook...service is lacking though.

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Boquete, Panama
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69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

The Bistro for me is a comfort zone. The food is outstanding, fresh and very tasty. Craig, the owner/chef does a great job in the kitchen and the staff has really embraced his methods. The wait staff and hostess help to make you feel welcome and even give me a spanish lesson or two when I stop in. Generous portions... More 

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Boquete, Panama
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

The owner of Los Ruinas has taken over the Bistro restaurant in Boquete proper and I feel this is one of the top eateries now in Boquete. The quality is very consistent, the portions are generous and prices very fair. The menu is varied and caters to all tastes. Bravo to Craig and his staff.

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Boquete,
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Best brisket in Chiriqui. Under new management by Craig Jacobs (also has Ruinas). Amazing changes taking place every day.

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Boston
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Craig has once again created a restaurant that pleases everbody. If you go for dinner you better be really hungry or your leftovers will be tomorrow's dinner. I haven't been disappointed here and I don't expect I ever will. I usually order one of the many blackboard specials that change constantly depending on what's fresh from the vendors. Don't miss... More 

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Boquete
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Craig Jacobs not only has friendly service and great food at Las Ruinas, but he has carried this tradition to Bistro Boquete - with even more selections. But, if you have a favorite from Las Ruinas, chances are - if you ask him - Craig will make it especially for you at the Bistro Boquete, too.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

We've only eaten here once and the service was impeccable. A slight glance at the waitress and she was already asking if she could help with something. We both ordered panini sandwiches, which came with fresh fruit and some good slaw (I'm not usually a fan of coleslaw, but this was pretty tasty and definitely fresh. One of us had... More 

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Boquete, Panama
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Craig is doing a great job here and we are hopeful that he will expand with a seafood bar. The burgers, fries an slaw are wonderful. Breakfasts are what every American will love. Location is the best, right in the center of town. The upper deck is pet friendly so many visitors tell us they get their puppy fix. Don't... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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133 reviews 133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

I ate here with a number of friends and everyone loved their meals, from burgers to salads to local favorites. The service was fairly fast, especially by Panamanian standards. They're used to Americans and the waitress spoke some English. Several of us spoke Spanish though so there was no problem. Our friends were Jewish and had heard that the local... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street | Downtown Boquete, Boquete, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  Boquete
  • Phone Number: 730-9599

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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