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“What a yummy lunch!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Emslander - CLOSED

Emslander
Cuisines: German, European, Central European
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Boquete
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“What a yummy lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2014

Asado Pork, steamed red cabbage, and au gratin potatoes - yummy! If you haven't tried this meal, then you are missing out on a treat. It was served in a timely fashion, all the flavors complemented each other, and it was comforting. The price was good, too!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Boquete
Level Contributor
37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Get the #2 Breakfast!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

Eggs (to your liking), German sausage, fried potatoes, a fresh green salad, a German pickle or two - and a fancy coffee are all for $4.50 and quickly prepared just for you!

Visited June 2014
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Boquete, Panama
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Love German Food,Love Emslander”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

We eat here often. Enjoy traditional German foods, and excellent breakfasts. This is a small venue that is popular with Europeans and Ex-Pats that enjoy good food, good service and reasonable prices. The cakes are excellent, brunch is a good value when they have it; usually every month. Brunch requires a reservation. You can find seating most often any time. except for brunch. My favorite breakfast is scrambles or fried eggs, country potatoes, bacon or sausage, coffee and I always order toast. Other favorites are Snitzle ( I am not spelling it right) or meatballs German style.This is a good place to say hello to friends!

Visited May 2014
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Surrey, Canada
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90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Love this place for breakfast ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

We went here last years for breakfast and are back. Cost 14.00 for two and we had extra bacon and coffee. Love the pancakes and jam. Coffee was the best we have had so far. A must go

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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A rare find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

We usually have a delicious homecooked German meal every Easter and Christmas with my husband's family but we haven't been home for the past 2 years.

Emslander certainly brought back great memories of holiday family times and full tummies.

We come here often for lunch. We order the rouladen every time and bratwurst entrees because we don't know when the next time we'll get it will be! The rouladen falls apart in your mouth and is so tenderly slow cooked. We can't get enough of the red cabbage and sauerkraut. The potatoes au gratin just tops it off.

The other day we went for lunch and saw that the next day they were offering their monthly brunch so we made reservations.

We were so warmly greeted by the lady owner and seated, we really felt at home. All the tables were already filled by 11am (brunch starts at 10am to 1pm).

Just the most delicious, wholesome and authentic food you'll get. We probably sampled everything... two or three times!

We started with the cream of asparagus soup (probably the best cream soup I've ever eaten). Other menu items in the chaffing dishes/warmers were rouladen, German potatoes, chicken schnitzel, battered fried corvina fish, brussel sprouts, sauerkraut, scrambled eggs, kartoffelpuffers (potato pancakes/latkes), German pancakes (so soft and eggy), mettbrotchen (pork tartar on bread), and a delectable custard dessert and a couple other items as well.... at a wonderfully affordable price of B./9.95

This brunch day would be a great day to meet up and have conversations with the local expats. Everyone seemed to know everyone. Just a fantastic and friendly atmosphere, even if you didn't know anyone.

At around noon, the whole restaurant was packed and so they had to use the other dining area as well that is attached.

They have a staff of about 3 girls who work there regularly. They speak English if you need and are warm and personable.

Will be the first place we go for a good meal when we return to Boquete!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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