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Boquete Art Cafe

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Main Street | Casa 51, Boquete, Panama
+507 720-1821
12:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

I came here a few weeks ago while on vacation in Boquete with my husband. We are still staying here in town and have experienced many other enjoyable dining experiences, however Art Cafe was completely intolerable. I ordered the almond trout expecting a lovely, light meal and what I got was unrecognizable. It looked like a pound of almond slivers... More 

Thank Edith T
Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2016

We had a wonderful experience at the Art Café. There is a wide variety on the menu, including vegetarian and the food was most enjoyable. Both the owners, Nicole & Daniel took the time to chat with us and made us feel welcome & appreciated. It has a definite French flair to the décor while maintaining a modern feel. The... More 

Thank Karon H
International Falls, Minnesota
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 January 2016

The food is favorably priced and prepared. The fish is fresh and impeccably sauced. It was a warm night, the doors and windows were open, the atmosphere lively.

Thank Myrna M
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Not a place to eat. Bread was bad, you know that's not a good start. I ordered a salad there was old rotten lettuce hidden in the middle camouflaged with cheese and apples over it. The grouper was edible. Service does not exist here.

1 Thank Lexarisi
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Lots of options - even vegetarian! Great soups! Lots of imported French food. Right next door to the brewery so grab some food then some beer! Great ambience.

Thank jordan v
Boquete, Panama
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

It took a full hour for our food to arrive. We were starving. Our fish was still frozen and covered with a hunky brown sauce. Little else on the plate. Salmon was microwaced to brick, eddged dried out. Filet stringy and inedible. No owner in site. Cocktails saved us. We wanted dessert but they didnt have their famous sstrawberry crepe.... More 

Thank LucyLarkinFord
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2016

I try to understand that there can be bad daysbut this restaurant was highly recommended and i do not see why. The only sat us and then walked off. After 20 minutes he came by and gave us water, and then left again. After 70 minutes the girlfriend came by and said oh i did not even know you are... More 

1 Thank Hulkflash
Dallas, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2016

This is a charming restaurant to look at. We visit Boquete every January or February to visit our parents and when you see the changes from year to year it really jumps out and slaps you. Two or three years ago this was "the" spot to go for dinner. The food was excellent, sadly it has become the place to... More 

1 Thank Grande P
Olomouc, Czech Republic
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 January 2016

All the ingredients are fresh.Choice of salads, soups, curry, fish, poultry or beef.Interesting desserts. Reasonable prices

Thank travellingedwards
Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We ate here 3 times. The French influenced food and service were consistently good. The owners were on site and involved in offering a nice dining experience at a reasonable price. The restaurant is on a fairly busy road so the ambience wasn't great but it had an artsy flair.

Thank SoloMe-oTraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$18
French, Fusion, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Casa 51, Boquete, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  Boquete
  • Phone Number: +507 720-1821
Welcome to Art Café - Fine French and Cuisines of the World! Boquete Art Café is a much beloved, award-winning destination in Boquete offering fresh farm to plate organic ingredients, exquisite dishes and excellent service from our professional and friendly staff. Art Café's blending of Old and New World elegance suits the casual diner as well as those celebrating a special occasion. Our welcoming ambiance is a pleasure for both the local community and travelers alike. We emphasize lovingly prepared food in an artistic atmosphere, with unsurpassed personal attention to detail. We thank you for your patronage.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?