If you are planning a trip to Boquete, Chiriqui, Panama, or if you already live here and haven’t tried this place, then let me suggest Big Daddy’s Restaurant, on Main Street. Their fish is the freshest I have tasted in all of the restaurants in the area and I have lived here for ten years. The owner goes several times a week to the port to personally pick out the “just caught fish” he considers the best. Once back at the restaurant, second day, the fish is “outta here”. I am sure he doesn’t have to throw away very much as word is spreading how wonderful his fresh, beautifully cooked fish is.
Boquete comes with its own thermostat and most days are not too hot, nor too cold. To put it simply, the weather, though not perfect, is pretty close. So skip the inside dining room, veer to the right and head for the patio – peaceful and much nicer than sitting inside when you can be enjoying the great climate Boquete has to offer.
My favorite item – without a doubt -- the whole corvina -- cooked to perfection, accompanied by French Fries and a cold Atlas Beer. I do not make it into Boquete very often from my perch in Potrerillos but when I do and lunch time is approaching, then I head for Big Daddy’s. I hear the other items on the menu are as good – but personally, when the waitress mentions “whole corvina”, my taste buds just say yeah, yeah, yeah. One of these days I will become adventurous and try something else – but I can’t imagine that happening in the foreseeable future while whole corvina is available.
Well Done Big Daddy’s. Ambiance, great staff and absolutely wonderful food.
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