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El Parador

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Road to Alto Jaramillo, Boquete 0413, Panama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We went for their Wednesday night pasta buffet - an all-you-can-eat deal with a good selection of pastas, sauces, vegetables and protein. The all-inclusive price of about $13 (including drink and dessert) is a real bargain. The wait staff was fairly attentive and of course you can go back to the buffet and refill as much as you want. The... More 

Thank Theodore H
Birmingham, Alabama
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300 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We stopped in for the view and were not disappointed. Enjoyed a banana con leche but it was not as good as others in the area, thus the average rating.

Thank Leigh-Traveler2015
Seattle, Washington
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

This place would be amazing at sunset. We went on a clear day and had a gorgeous view of Baru. The banana milkshake was fresh and delicious. We didn't try the food but I think it would be great too

Thank Debbie H
Killeen, Texas
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

We took a cab ride to have a cup of coffee which is the best we have yet had in Boquete. We had piece of pie and cake which were also very good. The view was outstanding. Huge windows and a balcony overlooking a manicured garden and a valley. Outstanding view of the volcano. It was worth a special trip.

Thank rhgordon8554
Brussels, Belgium
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

Go there for great coffee and even better views. It's located 400ft up on a hilltop and the views esp at sunset are breath taking. Also , the people worked at the place are very friendly and nice. We (by mistake) sat well after the closing hour and they didn't even made a comment.

Thank Deniz13
Houston, Texas
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375 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

I can't speak for the nightlife of this place or the sit down dining, but if you are looking for coffee and a snack/or breakfast, El Parador is the place. The views are stunning, just look at the pics. They have a balcony you can sit on and enjoy your coffee, etc. Coffee is $1 and a full breakfast will... More 

Thank zeke h
David, Panama
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Good food, clean restaurant and friendly staff. Great ambiance set in a garden with lots of flora. Menu is limited and prices are very high. Drink prices are astronomical so forget the alcoholic drinks. Best deal is on Wednesday nights starting at 6:00 pm -- Spaghetti for $10 per person. This is definitely a restaurant designed for Gringos with lots... More 

Thank Jerry M
Las Tablas, Panama
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76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

During a visit to Boquete, Panama we stopped at El Parador, a small restaurant with a B&B. We were taking a scenic drive and decided to stop for a coffee and lunch. The fare was simple but all of us found it to be excellent. The coffee, as we expected, was unsurpassed. There is a balcony overlooking the valley and... More 

Thank jazzmann48
Western Cape, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Unbelievable vistas from the balcony overlooking the valley and Volcan Baru. Had espresso and cuppacino which were excellent. Friendly and helpful service in spite of my very limited spanish.

Thank palerider001
Jacksonville, Florida
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Nice folks make your drinks quickly and let you enjoy the outdoor deck. Amazing view of the volcano AND their beautiful grounds. Tea was super inexpensive ($0.70) and an iced-banana milkshake-like drink (bebida) was about $3.00

Thank michael w

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  • Address: Road to Alto Jaramillo, Boquete 0413, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  Boquete
Coffee shop located on the sublocation of Alto Jaramillo y the district of Boquete.They sell coffee and natural juices.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?