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Big Daddy's Grill

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Mexican, American, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Grill
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Downtown Main St | 1/2 Block Below Boquete's Central Park, Boquete 0413, Panama
+507 6675-9887
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Washington DC
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366 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found out about Big Daddy's from Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. It turns out the owner, an American, knows our next door neighbors so we talked to him for a bit before our food came. The service is fast and food is delicious.

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Thank laysadc
floridaman2014, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for your nice review. It was a pleasure to meet you and hope to meet again either in Boquete or DC area!! So glad to have the opportunity to serve you!! Big Daddy More 

San Antonio, Texas
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I think Trip Advisor needs a good in between very good and average. The food I had was average, the bloody mary was really good, but, compared to any other sports bar I'd say is really good place to go, like an expat version of chills is what I got out of it. I would totally go here to catch... More 

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Thank Matt D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal here. Nice fish tacos and amazing quesadilla. You can choose from really wide tex-mex menu. Margharitas were the best!

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Thank Malgorzata L
floridaman2014, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your wonderful review. We appreciate hearing positive feedback and will continue to try to serve good food at budget friendly prices with quality service! Thanks and hope you can return! Big Daddy More 

Boquete, Panama
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although not high end, Big Daddy's is one of the better restaurants in tiny Boquete. If eating meat, the seafood is better than the beef. Portions are generous. Service is friendly although the pace is Panamanian. In other words, do not expect a sense of urgency. Relax and enjoy. As the local expats know, seating in the back behind the... More 

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Thank Mike_Boquete
floridaman2014, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. It is always nice to get feedback on how we are doing and appreciate those who tell us how we can improve as well!! Thank you for your business and hope to serve you again soon!! Big Daddy More 

Melbourne
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128 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for dinner and took seats on the open patio out front. I ordered a beef fillet and it was stingy, overcooked and lacked taste. The only highlight of the meal were the slices of pie that was offered but then we hear that the woman making the pies is leaving to sell them on her own.... would not... More 

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2 Thank Glenn O
Boquete, Panama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to try the fish tacos. Half a block from the town square. Limited parking in front so park elsewhere and walk. Great place to meet your friends in the back patio where it's much more peaceful than in the front.

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Thank keithcH7274NX
Bal Harbour, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered a whole fish. Which was over cooked, slaw with a fly, glass of wine with a fly. Waiter just looked at it and smiled. This is not boquetes best. There is many choices on where to eat. Skip this place! Yes, there are flies in boquete at times, but a dirty place attracts them & this place is... More 

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2 Thank lourdes3k
floridaman2014, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this review

Once again, the same review from same people who have ate here many times over 3 years. You returned and returned and returned because the food was bad? You have come here numerous times because you did not like the service? This is why you kept coming to our restaurant? Maybe you had a bad experience once and you and... More 

Bal Harbour, Florida
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been coming to Boquete for 3 years and recently purchased a home there. We have visited Big Daddy's a number of times and on this last visit, it will be our last time at Big Daddy's. The food is over priced, it's only just ok, and the flies will drive you crazy (one fell into... More 

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3 Thank Charles3k
floridaman2014, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this review

I am a bit confused Charles, you have been coming to Big Daddy's a number of times and suddenly it is a tourist trap? You must have eaten here so often because you enjoyed it. People do not continue to return to a restaurant because they feel they are not getting a good value or the food is not good.... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So we went to Big Daddy's for the Fish Taco's. We had traveled through Central America and had spent a ton of time in Mexico. We were craving fish tacos. They were expensive, 2 tacos for $10! We also got wings. The fish tacos were a HUGE letdown. The fish itself was well cooked, but it was down on a... More 

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2 Thank Randall B
floridaman2014, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for the review but I am not sure you ate fish tacos here because what you described is not our tacos. We have never used iceberg lettuce on our tacos, and like you state true fish taco are served on a bed of fresh cut cabbage, which is what we use. Sauces? We give you 3 fresh... More 

Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I feel bad only giving a 3 star review, but living in Central America I am very used to eating in humble places. But, eating in places that it is clear there was absolutely no effort paid to the furnishings or decor with North American prices does not bode well for an overall dining experience. The food however was good.... More 

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4 Thank colinsito

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $13
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Downtown Main St | 1/2 Block Below Boquete's Central Park, Boquete 0413, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  Boquete
  • Phone Number: +507 6675-9887
Description
Open for lunch & dinner only. Featuring fish tacos; best filet mignon plus many other delicious items. Also, salads, hand-crafted Margaritas... And more!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?