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Boquete Art Cafe

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Main Street | Casa 51, Boquete, Panama
+507 720-1821
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12:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Bradenton, Florida
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Small but quaint with a great location. The food is very good and your are always greeted with a smile.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

- it would be just like Art Café ! New Yorker Nicole and her partner have created a wonderful, warm and welcoming place with great ambiance and superb food! You will be warmly greeted when you arrive and quickly served by the professional English-speaking staff. There is a good choice of innovative meat, fish, pasta and salad dishes including plenty... More 

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romania
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

The owner is really great, really welcoming and bubbly personality. The food was great and the service fast !

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

The lentil soup was absolutely outstanding, and served with delicious warm bread. No complaints about the service. However, the entertainment was bizarre. A woman was singing Christmas carols but then playing versions of the same song from a computer and stopping and restarting them over and over and over again. She seemed like possibly the owner or close friends with... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Been to 7 restaurants in 4 days. Wish we had discovered this one first- by far the best in Boquete. The ambience is romantic and tastefully decorated. The lentil "stew" was very tasty. Homemade bread was served with balsamic and olive oil. The Italian salad with roasted eggplant was my kind of ensalada. Food was prepared and served quickly, a... More 

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Cole8808, Public Relations Manager at Boquete Art Cafe, responded to this review

What a lovely review! We at Art Cafe are so happy to know that your experience with us was, as you said, "By far the best in Boquete." We strive to give our clients the most value for your hard-earned money, as well as go above and beyond to provide a warm and welcoming, memorable experience. Thank you for taking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

This lovely spot is just past the main downtown square. Wife and I went in for a late lunch and had a great burger and the vegetarian lasagna with organic greens. All home runs! Great service and met the very nice owners too. Two thumbs up for cozy fun place.

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Thank David M
Cole8808, Public Relations Manager at Boquete Art Cafe, responded to this review

David, we so enjoyed meeting you and your wife, Martina, and getting to have such a fun chat with you about the world and our mutual perspectives. You are both wonderful & positive people, and you made quite the impression on us, as well! Enjoy your Central American excursions that you mentioned, and have a wonderful holiday season with your... More 

Cambridge, Canada
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289 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

My husband and I had dinner at the Art Café 3 out of 3 nights while in Boquete. We had some of our best meals in Panama here. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his almond crusted trout, rice and veggies. I totally yummed up my pork with mushroom sauce, whipped potatoes, and veggies. The second night my husband had shrimp -... More 

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Cole8808, Public Relations Manager at Boquete Art Cafe, responded to this review

Wow! We read with enthusiasm your positive review, and are grateful to have you as customers not only once, but three times during your stay. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Boquete Art Cafe with other travelers and for letting us know we are doing our job well. This is the goal we strive to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

At one time, we were frequent visitors to Art Cafe. The food can be hit or miss, but is generally well prepared. The service staff is super friendly on a normal evening. But, Art Cafe has been trying to expand business with special meal offerings, and when they do have a large crowd, the food and the service both suffer.... More 

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Los Molinos Boquete
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

I have eaten at the Boquete Art Cafe many times and have never been disappointed. The food is delicious, the ambience cozy, and the owners are so welcoming and willing to please. My last visit I had a Sandwich Francais. I have been enjoying sandwiches for 60 some odd years, but I have to say this was the best one... More 

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Cole8808, Public Relations Manager at Boquete Art Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you with both our hearts for taking the time to write and post such a positive review! We added the Croque Monsieur about 6 months ago and it has been a big hit. We're SO glad you enjoyed it! :-) :-) :-) More 

Monkstown, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

Friendly owners from the US. Outstanding food. We both had the house salad to start. Large enough to be an entree. Outstanding. I had the steak, grown locally. Ordered bleu and delivered that way. Also very tasty. My friend had a pasta dish that was just OK. Wine was good not great. Recommend highly. Would return.

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Thank ajfharnett
Cole8808, Public Relations Manager at Boquete Art Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review; we really appreciate it. BTW, this week we released our new menu and, as owners, have taken the pasta off....everything else on the menu is, as you put it, "Outstanding." ;-) Please do come in again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 18
Cuisine
French, Fusion, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
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
Monday
12:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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
Description
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?