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“Podunky Exterior, 5 Star Kitchen”

Fire Side Inn - Georges' Grill
Ranked #10 of 103 Restaurants in Boquete
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Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Tonosi, Panama
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Podunky Exterior, 5 Star Kitchen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

The sign is like a bad book cover- go inside. The staff speaks perfect english and are extremely friendly. There is a wonderful menu hand-crafted by the chef and owner. When I asked for spicier mango chipotle sauce for my yellowfin tuna, no problem! So, so wonderful! We sat right in front of the brick oven open fire while it poured outside. Romantic, delicious, and the best price for a fantastic meal! I would recommend this spot above all others in Boquete. For two dinners, an appetizer, and five glasses of wine, our bill wasn't over $40. Simply amazing- it was easily a $100 meal.

  • Visited November 2013
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Kentville, Canada
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“The Fire drew us, the Food and Fun brought us back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed minutes away at Boquete Garden Inn and ate here 2 times in 3 days. We loved the rustic atmosphere and the wood fire in the big oven. Egyptian George was friendly, spoke English with us and chatted about Montreal, Canada . George's food was excellent flavour and value. We especially enjoyed the Egyptian antipasto with warm pita bread baked by George in his wood fired oven. Another hit was the shrimp-stuffed avocado. Another pleasure was the squash I craved. George cooked up some in a special cream garlic sauce that was simply delicious. He had free reign on how to prepare it and did not disappoint . Nothing was overdone, all cooked to perfection. George played great music and will take requests. Janice Joplin ruled one evening! The little frogs or "peepers" also sing their hearts out around the property. We were also delighted with Tammy, our friendly waitress who introduced us to her family as they came in near the end of the evening, the menfolk anyway ;)
We enjoyed homemade dessert: a pumpkin/apple pie and a flan. The wine here was good and inexpensive but do beware the uneven table top boards! I wore one glassful home and still did not have my enthusiasm for this place dampened!

Visited November 2013
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Boquete
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2 reviews
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“Honestly - Go!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

George's grill is one of Boquetes best kept secrets. I personally would like to keep it that way....but George is such an great chef that he and his talents should be shared.

The restaurant is very rustic in appearance, but don't let that turn you away. For me, it only adds to its charm and you will be "wowed" by the food and the presentation. Do yourself a favor and save room for dessert, it never disappoints.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Andrea C
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Athol, Idaho
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Rustic but succulent meals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

Boy, George's grill sure knows what to offer. We were able to jam as well as some of the local musicians dropped by and joined in the fun.

Visited October 2013
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Boquete, Panama
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7 reviews
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“I Love It!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

What a delightful find! Georges has definitely met his goal of providing "Five Star dining in a casual atmosphere". His food is scrumptously delicious and the presentation beautiful. We've enjoyed almost everything on his regular menu, and even some special requests for the kids which were not on the menu! He's very friendly and quite the musician - if you stop by after 9pm you can ask him to play for you. We love eating there and always look forward to the next time. Keep up the good work, Georges!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Tammy K
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