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Big Daddy's Grill, Boquete

Downtown Main Street, 1 block South of Park | Across from Explora Ya & Casa Solution, Boquete 0413, Panama
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Ranked #2 of 53 restaurants in Boquete
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $2 - $12
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Best known for Boquete's Original Grilled Fish Tacos; Best 8 oz Filet Mignon; Hand-crafted, Home-made Margaritas. Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten Free options. (All fish is hand-selected from the sea.) Salads are organic, safe & double-washed. Fast service/ All food is prepared on premise.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Best known for Boquete's Original Grilled Fish Tacos; Best 8 oz Filet Mignon; Hand-crafted, Home-made Margaritas. Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten Free options. (All fish is hand-selected from the sea.) Salads are organic, safe & double-washed. Fast service/ All food is prepared on premise.
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New Providence Island
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Stopped here for a beer on a Sunday evening. The service was friendly and the beer cold. Although we did not eat the food looked and smelt really good. Will go next time we are. In town.

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BDGManagement, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, Boquete, responded to this review

Thank you! What a shame you didn't get a chance to try the food, but wonderful you had a nice cold beer and enjoyed the atmosphere. It was very nice of you to write in, regardless, and we do hope you will be able to stop in again for something off the grill. Best, Elizabeth More

Morriston, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We had a really excellent grilled fish dinner. Service was very good and we enjoyed conversations with other guests while there.

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BDGManagement, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, Boquete, responded to this review

What fun! You got to talk with other visitors... well we like to say BDG brings the best people together. Thank you for writing in to share your experience, and for recommending us. We appreciate that.and we hope you can return. Yours fondly, Elizabeth More

Corvallis, Oregon USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Recently we were visiting Boquete again and had the chance to eat a few lunches and dinners at Big Daddy's. As usual, our meals were filling and delicious. Nothing fancy, but the presentation, if that's important to some, was excellent. The food was tasty, and we especially loved the fish tacos. Also the smoothies were the best. The waitresses were... More

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BDGManagement, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, Boquete, responded to this review

Judi, if we rememer correctly, you & yours were here during an extremely busy week! Thank you so much for the kind words. It's so special for us when people who live afar continut to visit, to remember us, to write in. We say, truthfully, that BDG brings the best people together! And you are one of the best! xoxo... More

Panama City, Panama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

When asked where to go for lunch, my kids always answer "Big Daddy's"! This is the kind of place that is relaxing, low key and you almost always bump into friends. I recommend the back patio for a little bit of peace and quiet....a little oasis in town. The food is consistent in quality, portion and presentation. The grilled fish... More

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BDGManagement, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, Boquete, responded to this review

We thank you right back for your frequent visits and the lovely review. We know that when the kids are happy, mom and dad can relax. Thank you for mentioning the consistency, portions, prices and our lovely servers. We hope you will be visiting again, soon. Yours, Elizabeth More

Tulsa, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

There are a lot of restaurants in Boquete that are pretentious and their prices reflect that attitude. When in Boquete I always go to Big Daddy's for a plate full of fish tacos and side dishes that are always priced well within my budget. Be sure to ask if the back patio is available. Great ambiance and service. I've never... More

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BDGManagement, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, Boquete, responded to this review

Thank you, Steve from Tulsa. That was so nice of you to take the time to write in. We look forward to your return to Boquete... the sooner (get it?...Sooners) the better! Yours truly, Elizabeth More

Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

On my first trip to Panama, I spent some time in Boquete and ate several times at Big Daddy's. Totally enjoyed the food, drinks and atmosphere. It was a real "farm to table" experience in terms if freshness. Back yard patio was relaxing and I could tell that everyone was enjoying themselves. The owner was really sweet and was very... More

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BDGManagement, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, Boquete, responded to this review

We so appreciate your kind words and mostly are thrilled you had happy experiences with us. Hoping you can visit Panama again, soon, and stop by BDG! Thank you. Yours, Elizabeth More

Flagstaff, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

All the reviews are correct, the fish tacos are like none we ever had elsewhere. The smoothies were a hit with our group too. There is no atmosphere but the food makes up for that.

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BDGManagement, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, Boquete, responded to this review

Oh thank you for this! We feel that our guests are pretty awesome too. So back at you! And please return... Yours, Elizabeth More

Phoenix, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Had lunch several times at Big Daddys as it is conveniently located next to the shopping center where Habla Ya is located---food is good (not great, but good). Fish tacos are made using fresh fish , the type of fish varies from day to day. You can also order the fish grilled on top of a salad and as a... More

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NYC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

OMG! This place truly is remarkable. The restaurant isn't hard to find. It is situated around the excursion agencies i.g. Explora Ya etc. The restaurant prices are super reasonable and yet they didn't compromise on flavor and quality of the meal. The fish tacos were wrapped in two soft taco wraps and was accompanied with French fries with all the... More

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BDGManagement, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, Boquete, responded to this review

And how glad we are that you found your way to us! Happier still that you were so pleased. If you are still in town, walk around to the back terrace for a different ambience. Thank you so much for your kind and happy review. We really appreciate your doing that! Yours truly, Elizabeth More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Great little restaurant. I had the fish tacos which were great! My husband had the fish and chips which were also good. The lighting is dim but the food is worth the trip. Thanks!

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BDGManagement, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, Boquete, responded to this review

We are certainly glad you didn't miss trying the food at BDG.( I only wish you had mentioned the lighting; we would have been happy to turn it up a bit for you!) Thank you for taking the time to write a recommendation. We so appreciate your comments. Yours, Elizabeth More

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