Boquette is a small mountain-surrounded town a 30 minute drive from David. The volcanic soil there and its climate make it the vegetable garden of Panamá. The climate is beautiful as ate the vistas.
Most short-term visitors dine on the park at Central Park or two blocks up the road at a choose-your-food buffet that my meal companions and I enjoyed.
However, my friends Mike and Mike live and work in Boquette and took me to a favorite place of theirs — Nelvis — that Mike says is always great.
I did not take photos of my meal but have photos of Nelvis’ facade to share with you. (And yep, that is Mike and Mike in the photo.)
About the food:
There were several good looking meat dishes in offer as well as fried (not greasy) chicken — and side dishes. As I do not eat Cilantro, the meats’ sauces were not an option. I had a good sized piece of white meat chicken, whole black beans, and a string bean salad for $2.75. My friends added rice for just a bit more. It was really good. And the water is out for you to easily take as you desire.
If you are in the park facing Central Park, Nelvis is one street further to the left of the street that runs beside the park on your left. Ask and I am sure locals will direct you to it.