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La Casona

$$ - $$$
Mexican, South American, Central American
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Via Boquete, Boquete 0413, Panama
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We've eaten here many times over the years, even back when it was a little-hole-in-the-wall in downtown Boquete. they're easily the oldest Mexican restaurant in Boquete, but now they're getting some competition from new startups. The menu is quite large and varied with a few Mexican dishes we had never heard of before. Quality is pretty average. In the past... More 

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vancouver
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Where do I start? The waitress was completely inattentive until it came to paying the bill. Then she hovered over us until we signed and put the tip amount on the bill. No pressure there! The food was low quality, no hot sauce, everything with chicken was dry and overcooked. I had the chicken mole special and it was the... More 

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Thank slamkal
Panama City, Panama
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82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

My wife wanted to have Mexican food for dinner, the restaurant looks like it really need a hand of paint, new floors and better decoration. The food was average, we asked for nachos as an entry and the waitress strongly recommended the ones with black beans, and I know why, the beans gave the nachos it's flavor, not the cheese... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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285 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Decent alternative place for food. The portions are simply huge, so you may want to skip the starter. Prices are good, both food and drinks.

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Thank Patrick B
Rocky Point, New York
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123 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2015

We dined before prime time dinner, apx. 3pm because we were so hungry. We were the only people in the place. Not alot of ambiance with the main road right out front. decor was traditional mexican. service was "ok" and the food was average or a bit better.

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Thank gjb-6
Bloomington, Indiana
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2015

Maybe we're spoiled in the U.S. when it comes to Mexican food. The La Casona on the right side of the main street leading into Boquete is certainly a sad example of Mexican fare and smacks of tourist trap. The restaurant is dark and the table cloth stained. Since the main road is within a few feet of the open... More 

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Boquete, Panama
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2015

I hate writing this review but eating at this restaurant was BY FAR the worst dining experience we ever had. We order two plates from ‘Specialidates’ (last page of the menu). I don’t remember exactly the name. Main was some chicken breast with lots of onions and red wine sauce (?) and same black beans cream that looked exactly like... More 

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Thank wm00
David, Panama
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211 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2013

My family just returned from a dinner at La Casona in Boquete, Panama. We have now been here about three or four times in the past five years and my wife keeps reminding me of why we rarely go here. For me, I keep forgetting my experience after a year or so and I return. We had the Fajitas tonight.... More 

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Athol, Idaho
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 October 2013

We have visited Peru and this place has very authentic Peruvian meals. The Pisco Sours kept coming and made our dining experience a memorable one for sure.

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Panama
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439 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2013

I have eaten here on several occasions with friends and alone. Many people travel from David to partake of this Mexican food. They have a good selection of dishes, carne, pork, seafood and chicken. I particularlylike the chipolte chicken (spicy hot) Thankful for the tortilla to absort some of the spices. Good black beans and plently of tomatoes. My one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Boquete, Boquete 0413, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  Boquete

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?