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“One of the best restaurants in Boquete”
Review of Big Daddy's Grill

Big Daddy's Grill
Ranked #6 of 103 Restaurants in Boquete
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $13
Cuisines: Grill
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Lunch and dinner! Featuring the freshest seafood in Boquete, with the best fish tacos, creative and fun cuisine. Have a hand crafted Margarita on our new back patio, the most laid back and fun place in town!!
New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurants in Boquete”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Let me tell you, the staff are so kind, and nice. They go head over heels for what you want. I have been to Panama twice, and I went to Big Daddy's twice. The owners are nice, sweet people who, when I went there, cooked me something that wasn't even on the menu! Even if you don't speak Spanish, all I had to say was "uno agua" and that was it. Go there, its the best food in town. They sell merchandise as well, so I got a shirt.

  • Visited December 2012
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ElizaSlagle, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Ah, you are from New York City... my favorite city of all! Thank you so much for writing. Nothing is more fulfilling to us than knowing you enjoyed your entire experience at BDG. It just makes our day! We will be sure to pass on your compliments to the staff! Come again ASAP... Want to do a Home Exchange? I <3 NY! xo Elizabeth
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tustin, ca
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“Our fave restaurant in Boquete”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The owners to the food.....excellent all around. And very good prices for the quality of food and service. Made our trip to Boquete very special. Sit on the back patio if you can..very serene and pretty. Hey Big Daddy!!! We miss you! Hope you are well

  • Visited December 2012
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ElizaSlagle, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Big Daddy misses you right back.. and so does Mrs. Big Daddy! Thank you for the lovely words -- for taking time out to share your happyt experience with the public. We are proud to have served you, thrilled we added to your successful visit to Boquete, and we hope you can return! Yours sincerely, Elizabeth
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Boothbay, Maine
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42 reviews
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“Great seafood”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Casual atmosphere, good service, great seafood. Worth a visit and right downtown. A lot of ex-pats go here so it's easy to get into a conversation with others.

Visited March 2013
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ElizaSlagle, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
People do seem to get together at BDG & it sounds like you met some new friends over a meal. Most important is that you enjoyed the food, the service & the atmosphere.Much of what adds to that are the classy people who are our patrons. We are lucky and Thank You so much! Yours, Elizabeth
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Henderson, Nevada
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“Love the fish tacos”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

I had fish tacos three days during our six days in Boquete. Fab-u-lous! Fish and chips not as good. Hubby had a burger one day; do not recommend you order a burger here. Margaritas are unique -- instead of a rim of salt, the owner Elizabeth rims the glass with a secret recipe. (I'm guessing cayenne pepper and salt; hubby thinks there is paprika and chili powder in it.) Elizabeth makes home made citrus ice cream which is awesome. We went there one afternoon just to have the citrus ice cream for dessert.

Visited March 2013
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ElizaSlagle, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Oh thank you so much-- I remember you! Now...about that salt recipe, I found Panama is very unlike Mexico in that -- speaking generally -- hot spices, such as Cayenne, aren't well tolerated. So I use 5 different ingredients. Maybe we should have a contest...who can guess the ingredients? Thanks for coming in with the hubby and for writing in! We appreciate it. Sincerely, Elizab eth
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Boquete, Panama
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13 reviews
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“Great fish and chips”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

Great food and nice atmosphere at a good price. They said the fish was fresh, and they were right. We've been 3 times and always have a nice meal.

Visited March 2013
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ElizaSlagle, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Anyone who visits BDG three times in one holiday visit is practically family. When good people like you notice the freshness of the fish, this makes the effort to get it from the fisherman to your plate a pleasure! We do hope you can visit us again.We're getting new table cloths for the back garden today! Please return.Your dinner awaits you! Yours, Elizabeth
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