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Las Anclas

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Caribbean, Seafood, South American, Central American
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Buenaventura, Portobelo, Panama
+507 448-2102
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Tkej
Ponce Inlet, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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, as was the chicken salad, fish in garlic sauce and fried calamari. The ceviche was... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 no aggression, feeling like in other spots in these neighborhoods; La Cazuela De Mariscos exceeded... More 

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Paris, France
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Sgteasy
Arlington, Virginia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 and pretty forgettable. However, I will give them credit for nice plate presentations.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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474 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 to us to be an eternity. Finally the food arrived. My shrimps were great (although... More 

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Playa Coronado, Panama
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

We have eaten here a few times because it was convienient to were we were going. Slow service takes on a new meaning here. We had an hour and it took 55 minutes to get our lunch. Last trip we had breakfast and although we were the only two people in the restaurant, they forgot to put in my food... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

The food is amazing at this restaurant everything is fresh from the sea and tasty. The price is average and the waitresses are very nice. the décor of the restaurant is unique and it's a great atmosphere to sit and enjoy your meal. Highly recommended if your in Portobelo. The food is great.

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Lake Jackson, TX
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

This place is right next door to Rey's Golden Frog Scuba. We ate there twice. Service was a little slow but it's Panama. The food was excellent. Try the garlic chicken.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Buenaventura, Portobelo, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Colon Province  >  Portobelo
  • Phone Number: +507 448-2102

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?