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Las Anclas

Buenaventura, Portobelo, Panama
+507 448-2102
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“lunch” (6 reviews)
“cazuela” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Seafood, South American, Central American
$$ - $$$
Buenaventura, Portobelo, Panama
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

This was an unexpected find. We were there for scuba diving and I thought we'd hit lunch with a sandwich. The last thing on my mind was finding such delicious food. We had a large patacón that came with three different sauces to try with:...More

Thank AJTraveler2013
Reviewed 11 September 2017

If you want to have a special encounter with the Caribbean cuisine, you have to stop in Las Anclas restaurant in your way to Portobelo in Buenaventura bay. The service is extremely friendly, their flagShip dish is the sea food stew in a coconut shell...More

Thank Gianbattista U
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

After a long day diving and a closed restaurant on our site we ended up heading out searching for anything open... and there it was, las anclas! It looked cozy so we entered... lovely arranged and the food was more like a festival!!! That was...More

Thank fur312
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful decor and friendly service. Complimentary plantain chips with dips. Coconut lemonade was really refreshing at $4. Big glasses too. Delicious meal of mixed seafood in coconut milk served with rice and fried plantain. $13.50.

Thank Tkej
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Anklas is an exceptional restaurant next to a very small, but lovely hotel. The seafood is world class. Octopus in Coconut sauce is an extraordinary taste delight. Chef Maria puts great taste into all her dishes. The hamburger was the best I've had in Panama,...More

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

When I imagined how am I going to spend the day in Portobelo it would like to find a little place like this! On the beach, hippie and shabby ,friendly faces... Well... is the perfect combination, clean but adequate decorated with dusty antiques ,accessible and...More

Thank AnaMariaCristina
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

We had the chance to enjoy a delicious lunch just by the sea. My shrimps In garlic sauce with yucca were yummy as well as the squid of my husband. The waitress was very nice. I highly recommend this restaurant.

1  Thank oddha
Reviewed 27 February 2016

OK, maybe a bit tacky, but the nautical stuff is real, not made in China. Good service, mix of tourists and Panamanians, adequately good food. Staff very friendly.

Thank Sgteasy
Reviewed 26 September 2015

We ate here after a long day of diving, snorkeling, and horseback riding. The service was definitely slow but this was not surprising given the location. There were several us so I had the chance to sample a few dishes. Unfortunately, they were all lukewarm...More

Thank rld_vol
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We were starving when we went for lunch at Las Anclas, after a couple of dives at the nearby Scubapanama diving club. But we had to recognise we were in Panama so the rhythm was … slower… So we had to wait for what seemed...More

1  Thank Swissdiver
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Caribbean, Seafood, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Buenaventura, Portobelo, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Colon Province  >  Portobelo
  • Phone Number: +507 448-2102
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