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Restaurante Las Orquideas

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Central American, South American
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Boquete, Panama
+507 6628-9108
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Monday nights in Boquete, many restaurants are closed. We had heard of The Orchid and found them open. There are no menus and no English is spoken. Whatever is prepared for that evening is offered. Bascially it is a chicken or pork meat simply prepared, rice, salad and Panamanian lemonade. This lemonade is not overly sweet as is common with... More 

Thank Sharna K
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

this place is definitely my favorite local place. there are many but for dinner we were really impressed.

Thank Angelina G
Boquete, Panama
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

This is a local Panamanian restaurant. I used to eat here all the time (like once a week), but in the last 6 months, it just hasn't been as good as previous years (I first started eating here in 2012). I eat at another Panamanian restaurant now. If you are new to trying this place, it will be fine -... More 

1 Thank PanaTravelRoo
Kaufbeuren, Germany
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Depending on what you are looking for, you either give this restaurant 5 or 3 stars. If you look for Grandma style home cooking - a generous portion with meat, rice, beans, and vegetables, then this restaurant deserves 5 stars, in particular if one considers the price (main plus batido for $6). On the other hand, if you are looking... More 

Thank biz_world-traveler_d
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is the low key restaurant in the working class neighborhood serving excellent Panamanian food. They have only 4 dinner selections, but different every day. Owner is super nice and polite. The food is inexpensive and great quality.

Thank Waltertu
Keene, New Hampshire
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

We ate lunch here, after hearing and reading so many rave reviews, and were really glad we did. There's no menu - just 2 or 3 meals explained, in Spanish, by the server. A main course (we had pork medallions and chicken) with 2 sides and a glass of lemonade was $4. It's on a side street in downtown Boquete,... More 

Thank Jim and Julie M
Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

Our first visit to Boquete and we wanted authentic Panamanian food. We saw many signs in English advertising Peruvian, Mexican, etc, but where be the Panama food? While we were driving around to put our 2 year old to sleep, I noticed the sign I had seen on Tripadvisor. I went inside and it looked like a favorite local spot!... More 

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Candiac, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch ... Must get there before noon ... Nice people , service with a smile .. Very cheap !! Not an extensif menu ... Menu is given verbaly ... Usually a choice of 4 maine dishes ... All seem good

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016

Las Orquideas offers a low priced local or typical menu. The food is good and the service was friendly and quick. We went there for an early dinner and although the selection isn't large the food was absolutely wonderful. I felt like I was eating a healthy home made meal that had great flavor. I would highly recommend visiting them... More 

Thank jmbap
Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

They didn't have their "whole" (5 option) menu available, so we only had the choice between chicken and beef. Everyone really loved the chicken, however I did not enjoy it nor did I enjoy my salad. I would recommend, considering the price (3-4 USD for supper), visiting anyway and making up your own mind about it. It's cheap enough that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Central American, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boquete, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  Boquete
  • Phone Number: +507 6628-9108

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