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Black & White

Boquete, Panama

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Along the main street in Boquete, across the street from Big Daddy's Grill is an unassuming bar/restaurant called Black and White. Terrific for people-watching from the street side chairs out front, Black and White offers a menu of appetizers, burgers, arepas, hotdogs and wraps, perfect to go with a bottle of Panama's selection of national beers. Black and White also offers Panamanian rum, whisky and wine.

The promise of passion

For as small an entrance as Black and White offers, it is not easy to overlook due to its vibrant painting on the wall just outside at the restaurant's front.

Happy Hour and Day Menu

Around town, beer can sell for up to $2.50 a bottle plus tax and tip. Here at Black and White you can get a cold one for a buck or a Balboa for $1.50. Arepas are a Columbian national food, and Panama used to be part of this country before their independence.


Order a straight shooter, sangria, some wine, or soda and have a hamburguesa or a BLT to go along with it.

All prices are in USDollars.

The small entranceway and front patio

Sitting in the front, we were able to watch people walking up and down the main road. During the nightly rains we were protected from the weather while still being able to hear the music from inside. Staff was friendly and service was good!

Black and White back patio

We generally went to Black and White for Happy Hour or for an early dinner snack. We were never here during the jammin' time in the evenings when the place was full.

Still, we could feel the friendliness of the restaurant and the warmth of the people who worked there.

A plate of chicken wings

This plate of chicken wings goes for $6.50USD. They were tasty, but didn't come with a ranch or bleu cheese dip.

I know, picky, picky, but it's hard to leave all that restaurant training behind!

The chicken wrap with fries

We had eaten here previously and ordered the really memorable fish wrap. This time we ventured out and ordered the one with chicken. It was easily enough food for two to share along with the wings and be full. Fries were delicious as well.

Our bill

This is the bill with chicken wings and the chicken wrap along with our beers. They gave us the Jubilado discount but I can't figure out how they got the number they subtracted. The discount is not applied to alcohol nor to the 7% tax, so it's a mystery.


Did Jimmy Buffet stop by?

Everyone knew this guy who called himself "Steve." Um, yeah. People rallied around him easily, he was a musician and he bought the whole house a round of beers.

Could this have been Jimmy Buffet who is known to frequent these parts?

What do you think?

Black and White Bar Restaurant, Tel: 730. 9481, Cel: 6030. 8293, Via Principal Boquete frente a Plaza los Establos

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

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