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Baru Restaurante y Bar

Bar, Pub, American, Pizza, South American, Central American
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In front of Parque Central, Panama
507 730 9294
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Montague, Michigan
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

We had lunch here while visiting Boquete. We were looking for something a little more upscale, but had trouble finding anything while walking in town. Anyway, this place was OK, but not a place I'd go back to. We shared an interesting dish, though, of fried plantains that were shaped into a ring, then fried, and stuffed with octopus that... More 

Thank nancy t
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I had a long trip and it was raining so I opted for the nearest resturant. The food has to be the most expensive so far in Panama (35 dollars including automated tiping and tax) but the quality was not as good. The quesadilla was lukewarm, and the main course, which I choose from the picture since it looked good,... More 

Thank TMLJ93
Kelowna, Canada
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The Baru Restaurante in Boquete Panama was one of my favourite places to eat while in Boquete. Great service. Servers can speak English for those that are not fluent in Spanish. Menu has a good selection. Price is good. Great location. Right across from Central Park.

Thank Colleen-Kenny
Boquete, Panama
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

There is no way I'm ever going back to Restaurante Baru... I'm a full time resident of Boquete and I have to admit it's been four months since I've been to Baru. This time was the last time. Back in October we were having a birthday celebration and lunch was okay but I was really put off with the automatic... More 

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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

The food is good, and the location is great for people watching. I love the quesadillas probably the best.

Thank suhzee
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69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

locals, ex-pats and tourists alike gather in the courtyard for beers, cocktails and the favorite pizza. happening place with live music and sporting events . nice dining room too.

Thank wemovealot
Las Vegas, Nevada
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112 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Not bad but merely average. Better places to eat with better food all over town (and cheaper). If you need to use the WIFI, this is a good place to chill. The service is good here though.

Thank Hobogal
Bali, Indonesia
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113 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Baru well great location directly in the center square of Boquete town i tried their Nachos con Carne wow also their pizza is wonderful Hawaiian pizza is great i love their outside dining ,great for the Boquete summers the service is a little slow sometimes but i can see that this restaurant is very popular in town and always very... More 

Thank Gary P
Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

I was in that place 2 minute after my arrival in the town of Boquete. I heard the music, get closer and what a nice terrace... It's right in front of the park, on your left when you are looking at it. Nice ambiance, nice food and a nice place. They had a band playing in the evening when I... More 

Thank Simon T S
Lewisville, Texas
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

i took a detour to boquete and ran into this place. they have great pizza and wings, even the nachos were good. i do have to say the mixed drinks were a little expensive but it is a very nice place. watch out if you order a blue lagoon, its very strong but youll enjoy your busride back to david.

Thank nathan c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, Pub, American, Pizza, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: In front of Parque Central, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province
  • Phone Number: 507 730 9294
Join us at Baru for Boquetes best atmosphere, only beer garden, best prices and great food. Baru has the atmosphere you want after a hard day of hiking, rafting or relaxing. You'll find a variety of food types with the drinks to go with them. Enjoy the beer garden and watch Boquete go by.

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