In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
Walking along the main
street in Boquete,
there are a selection of restaurants, bars, banks and businesses. It is here that you
will find Big Daddy's Grill.
The Entrance to Big Daddy's
There is outside seating, inside seating and
seating on the porch in the back. We chose to sit in the tropical gardens behind
When in the tropics, one of
our favorite foods to eat here is fish tacos. Since Big Daddy's advertised this
delicious dish, we had to go in to try it.
Colorful indoor decor
The inside was charming in
its brilliant Caribbean Salsa style of wild colors and murals.
The daily specials
We had initially misread the daily special
menu, thinking that the Mahi-Mahi tuna was $4.95, but this was the price for the
We came in for fish, and this is what we
The $9.95 fish tacos covered the plate. It comes
with Cole slaw and French fries. But after having had the fish wrap at
Black and White, these fish tacos were a bit of a disappointment.
The three salsas and sauces offered as
condiments were literally
tasteless. The fresh fish was tender and delicious, but it was lacking something
and needed a kick. A fresh jalapeno salsa, a chipotle mayo, some lime or chili powder would have
I know you didn't ask, but we think that the plate should have been only
one fish taco, had 2/3 less fries, keep the Cole slaw and be offered for the price
But of course, we aren't running the joint!
Fish and Chips
Again, we figured less
fries and a bit less fish, and charge the more affordable $6.95 for the plate.
We only ate one-third of the French fries on both of our lunches.
Unfortunately, service was
not memorable. No specials were ever mentioned, and the waitress never checked
on us about our meal. We had to go looking for her twice - once to get another
glass of wine, and once to receive the bill. We have been told that restaurant
service in Panama is just "one of those things."
Here is our bill, with the
Jubilado discount given to just one person, not the both of us. We don't
know what they were thinking, but when we returned with a friend a few days
later and asked for the discount, they wouldn't give it to any of us (!). So the
Jubilado is not guaranteed in every location every time. And it seems to
be at the whim of whoever is running the cash register.
All prices in USDollars
Big Daddy's Grill,
Vía Boquete, Bajo Boquete, Panama
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About the Authors
Early Lifestyle appeals to a different
kind of person – the person who prizes their
independence, values their time, and who doesn’t
want to mindlessly follow the crowd.