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El Castillo

Via a Portobelo, Portobelo, Panama
+507 233-4179
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pad thai” (7 reviews)
“seafood” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via a Portobelo, Portobelo, Panama
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped here out of curiosity cause it looked like it belonged in pirates of the Caribbean and I wasn't disappointed. The menu is ok, I had a fish place which came out fine and the people I was with also enjoyed their food. It...More

Thank travelbug2332
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Perhaps this place has new staff. Our waitress was sweet and most attentive. The Pad Thai, cooked from scratch was so plentiful and delicious. Both the Chicken and Seafood Pad Thai were plentiful, hot and well seasoned. They were a three meal meal! The daily...More

Thank Schipblack
Reviewed 23 March 2018

We came back a second night after we discovered this restaurant. The service was great, ask for Kenji. He was friendly and fun. The food was excellent, fresh vegetables, salads and delicious fish. And cold Panamanian beer!

Thank Terese R
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Walked in not many people, i was scared. Read the reviews, i was a little scared. Waited too long for the food, now really scared! Finally got the food and was amazed. Looked great and tasted even better. You have to try this place!

Thank psblin
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I went with my family, the restaurant was empty besides that the service and attention was very slow and a little bit bad. The food is nothing wao, very standard. The plates that we order were: octopus and coconut rice (delicious), fried fish (very deep...More

Thank Joy N
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

good food, nice place, friendly staff, delicious meal in front of the sea. to stop there is a great idea

Thank jo g
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We got this place recommended from friends with a special mention of the chef Richard, unfortunately, he's was out on holidays and the experience was bad, overcook dishes, without any flavor, another dish was over fry, we got a meat plate, and order it medium,...More

Thank marfa21
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I am Panamanian and I would never advise you about this restaurant. It is a tourist trap! Let me tell you my story, my wife and I were spending a very pleasant time in a hotel of the town. After our check-out from the hotel,...More

Thank Alan N
Reviewed 3 February 2017

OK spot for drinks and snacks, though my vodka and cranberry tasted strangely of rum?!? Have a beer instead. Server on her phone = slow service with no other customers. Right on the water a short drive from Portobelo. Friendly enough but the washrooms need...More

Thank susan d
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Don't be put off by your first impression ! Huge restaurant right on the sea, closed on Tuesday. Good food. The two dorms, total 7 beds, look quite run down but they are clean as well as the bedsheets. No mosquito nets nor a/c. The...More

Thank 42Manuela
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via a Portobelo, Portobelo, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Colon Province  >  Portobelo
  • Phone Number: +507 233-4179
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