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Big Daddy's Grill

Downtown Main St | 1/2 Block Below Boquete's Central Park, Boquete 0413, Panama
+507 6250-1948
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (402 reviews)
“corn dogs” (38 reviews)
“onion rings” (52 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Downtown Main St | 1/2 Block Below Boquete's Central Park, Boquete 0413, Panama
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I’m sitting here in Bid Daddies, again. The lower half of a Brit couple, we first visited Big Daddies on our Panama reconnaissance just over a year ago. We had seen it on Facebook for 18 months and saw it as an obvious place...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasnt expecting much from this restaurant and bar when I saw it at first but if you go around the back there is a really nice covered patio where they have a full bar and great service. The staff are friendly and the food...More

Thank Kyle C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly people, good food, large portions. We had a fajito with shrimps, chicken and beef.. couldn’t eat it all

Thank Mo V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and drinks. Atmosphere was pretty lively for a Sunday evening with live entertainment. Curly fries were the best.

Thank TimothyCraney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely fresh fish and the fish tacos are the bomb. I have also had several of their salads which were awesome and the presentation was fantastic!!! The staff was extremely friendly and I can’t wait to go back!!!

Thank tdrink99
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Ate there 2 times-both lunch. Staff spoke spanich and not us, so pointed and attempted to pronounce, but menu is both english and spanish. Fih tacos good, a little greasy. Dont order salads as i became ill after eating one. Bloody Mary was ok.

1  Thank eutopiadreamer
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We played tour guides for visiting family members and after one long day of touring the area we stopped at Big Daddy’s for dinner. There were 6 of us, half chose the catch of the day served over tasty mashed potatoes and a lobster sauce...More

Thank GeorgiaPatrice
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Big daddy’s is of course very American and has lots of American customers. Very un-panama, I really recommend trying Panamonte and Rock for not only much much better food but also a more authentic experience. The food quality at Big Daddy’s was poor, lacked atmosphere...More

1  Thank Rnrqc5
Chris Y, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review us. Im not sure how you can call us "Un-Panama" as the name Panama means "abundance of fish. We buy thousands of pounds of fresh fish from the port about an hour outside of town, we work with...More

Reviewed 27 April 2018

I was GRANDPAcking in Boquete for 2.5 weeks. I went down to Big Daddy's several times ... usually for their 3-5pm Happy Hour ... It is said to have the best burger in town. Their standard burger is $8 or a vegetarian is $9. Add...More

Thank GRANDPAcking
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Food was incredible. We ate here three times in our three day stay. We had fish tacos, and the whole fried fish plate with plantains. AMAZING!!! Great service as well.

Thank hudsonfamily3
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12 October 2017|
Response from iraimabehar | Reviewed this property |
sorry if you didn't like my review. my husband and I did eat here and my review was never to hurt a business, but to help to get better. The food was okay not as good as I was told and if I visit again I would give them a... More
Walter T
12 September 2017|
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Response from stevejkingsh0tt | Reviewed this property |
Happy Hour starts at 3.00pm
11 August 2017|
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Response from Joannie R | Reviewed this property |
See above!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 2 - USD 13
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Downtown Main St | 1/2 Block Below Boquete's Central Park, Boquete 0413, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  Boquete
  • Phone Number: +507 6250-1948
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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!!
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