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On the River, Center of Town, Boquete 0413, Panama
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good48%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Feb 15, 2017
“Best Fried Chicken south of Alabama”
May 28, 2016
“Terrific fried chicken”
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South American, Central American
On the River, Center of Town, Boquete 0413, Panama
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

Been coming to Nelvi's/Los Edwins for about 10 years. Best fried chicken other than my grandmother's (she was from Alabama). Inexpensive meal that guarantees you'll leave satisfied! Always my first stop in Boquete!

Thank 596matt
Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

I arrived here around 12:30, which is apparently when the fried chicken is first available. It was excellent, as were the rice and beans. The gentleman who waited on me was very nice and patient with my slow Spanish.

Thank JenVenTor
Reviewed May 6, 2016

It took awhile to find this new location because it is no longer called Nelvis. He has changed the name to Los Edwins. This is his name and also his son's name. Still good typical lunchs for under $5.00 with drink.

1  Thank BigDogPanama
Reviewed February 14, 2016

Nelvis is one of our favorite places in Boquete. The food is consistently very good, and the place is clean. There is no better fried chicken in Panama. The owners are terrific people and very friendly.

Thank Wildbst
Reviewed September 17, 2015

My wife and I joined another couple for lunch at Nelvis' original location in Boquete. The food was delicious, fresh and very inexpensive. We had a big plate of baked chicken with a nice salad and a generous serving of plantains -- and the cost...More

2  Thank NCWorldTraveler704
Reviewed August 26, 2015

Nelvis is back after a couple months of absence from the Boquete scene. The new location is on the 1st street east of the Town Park and about 1 ¾ blocks North of the Park; a few paces past Melo Store (a well known land...More

Thank John_H_Chiriqui
Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is eating like a true local. However, my friend living in Boquete has informed me that rents got too high in Boquete and they have moved to a town 20 mins away in Dolega or Algorrobos. That is a real shame. Be sure to...More

Thank 3sbgirls
Reviewed May 25, 2015

We asked our tour guide, who has lived in Boquete all his life, where he would recommend we go for authentic, local cuisine. Without hesitation, he said, "Oh, Nelvis. Get their chicken. It is fantastic. I always eat their chicken. You can tell they cook...More

1  Thank Michael E
Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Went here on recommendation by rich (coffee tour). Good lunch for very good price. Very local cuisine but definitely worth the try

Thank Sebo12
Reviewed March 20, 2015

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.

Thank fharild1
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Antoinette M
July 27, 2016|
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Response from BigDogPanama | Reviewed this property |
The hours are 7:30 AM until 3:00 PM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
South American, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the River, Center of Town, Boquete 0413, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  Boquete
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