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Octopus Garden Restaurant

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Can Can, Portobelo, Panama
+507 448-2293
17:00 - 22:30
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Lake Jackson, TX
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Order the Calamari, it was fantastic. I ate there with three growing boys. No complaints. They served cokes right from the bottle and they were ice cold. The venue hangs off over the water for a great view of the bay. They have hammocks and ping pong.

Thank Dread_Pirate_R0berts
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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548 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

We stopped here because we heard the food was pretty good and it was. The service was decent. The menu has a pretty good variety but we went with seafood. I had the prawns and they were huge and delicious. The property itself is worn out and in pretty bad shape, general neglect by the owners. The views are nice... More 

Thank KingHuskey
Oakville, Canada
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

Restaurant has an unbelievable variety of food. Attention is great. I eat here a couple of times during my stay at the hotel on a Scuba trip.

Thank ajrp001
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

Although the official cook was not around, the other staff took hi place and did a wonderful job in preparing octopus and a big fish for me for dinner and lunch. I also ate Lion Fish as we caught it ourself during our dives. Great sensation, very tasty!

Thank NellekeSteverink
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

Great Wifi too for catching up, but it's right on the sea with amazing unobstructed sunsets. It's a rustic scubadiver's joint, but the food was very very good. On par with Captain Jacks, because they are connected somehow through the cook. Captain showed up while we were here as well as another stop one day. (He gets around). They have... More 

Thank bjc2150
Maria Chiquita, Panama
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

Great value and fantastically fresh seafood. Try the ceviche and pulpo, or the seafood soups. In our opinion this seafood is one of the best in Panama. The uniquely squished patacones are also one to try!

Thank BalaBeach
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013

Dropped in for lunch on the way back from Portobello. Great grilled corvina, cold beers, friendly staff and a stunning view - hard to want more.

Thank David L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

Not for the posh, this spot is right on the water, fish is fresh, service is kind and warm. Toilet was not working, they offered a 20 percent discount and a bucket. We slept to the loud sound of waves, not cars....which was nice considering it was right off the main road. Give it a try.

Thank DotCommie
Panama City, Panama
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2011

The hotel and restaurant has English and Spanish speaking staff. The food is uniformly good. The rooms are clean and view is magnificent.

Thank Panamkat
Panamas-Angel-Fish, Owner at Octopus Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this wonderful review. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you enjoyed your time at the Octopus Garden Hotel, Restaurant and Bar. Come see us again soon! More 

San Antonio, Texas
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2011

I ate the calamari and by BF had grilled fish. It was fabulous. We ate in the open air restaurant/bar and watched the ships go by, lining up to go through the Canal. The service was the best. Lina runs the bar/restaurant and her husband cooks. We were there during the off season, which means it rains more. It did... More 

Thank CowtownNancy
Panamas-Angel-Fish, Owner at Octopus Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. Whether good or bad your opinion is important to us and helps us learn and grow. We enjoyed your company at the Octopus Garden be sure to come back soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
American, Caribbean, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Can Can, Portobelo, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Colon Province  >  Portobelo
  • Phone Number: +507 448-2293
Octopus Garden is a wonderful seafood based restaurant located on the Caribbean Ocean. We offer waterfront dinning as well as up stairs at the outside style bar as well as around the balcony overlooking the Ocean. Our house specialty is a Peruvian Octopus simmered in a coconut milk until it becomes tender and juicy. Although we specialize in seafood we also have have hamburgers and french fries to spaghetti :P yum yum Come visit us any time hours from 8:00am - 8:00pm come join us any time for blueberry waffles and Angel's special homemade Strawberry Shortcake!

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