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“Very good food & nice place for a beer”
Review of Captain Jack's

Captain Jack's
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Portobelo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 8 - USD 23
Cuisines: Asian, French, Italian, Thai
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

During the lunch break of our boat tour through the beaches around portobelo, we cane here to eat and relax a bit. The place is great! The pasta with seafood I ordered was delicious as well as the green papaya salad you get as an appetizer. Everyone (group of around 10 people) was satisfied with the food. After eating we drank some beers and I took a nap on a sun lounger below the palm trees. It was very relaxing. If you are in Portobelo and hungry, I think this is the place you should go.

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Jeff B, Manager at Captain Jack's, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thanks for the nice remarks!!! Hope to see you back sometime

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We traveled from Casco Viejo to Puertobelo just to sight see and visited this place for lunch. It is a beautiful spot and easy to relax there. Don’t pass up this spot.

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Jeff B, Manager at Captain Jack's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

THANKS for the nice review. Hope you come back sometime

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Our dinner at Captain Jack’s was one of our favorites during our visit to Panama’s Caribbean coast. Good enough that we came back a second time. The setting was especially delightful – clean and tastefully decorated, on a protected (calm and peaceful) bay, with a great view facing west for a lovely sunset. All of the staff were friendly and helpful, and we even had a visit from the “captain” himself both times. The menu includes a mix of Thai and local foods because that is what Jack likes to eat. The Thai dishes we tried were among our favorites, as well as the squid. We were happy with the more expensive white wine we chose the first time, and it was suitably chilled and kept cold in the fridge between pourings. On our second visit we chose a mid-priced white wine and it was not cold enough until mid-way through our meal. The Margarita was delicious. One of our friends came in sandals and on the second night had two dozen sand fly bites. We didn’t understand the tipping routine the first night but got the hang of it the second night. They don’t accept tips by charge card – only by cash, which is put into a bowl to share with the kitchen staff. When we did this the second night, the server rang a bell and the kitchen staff all said thank you. Prices were higher than at most other restaurants we tried in the area, but we thought it was good value.

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Jeff B, Manager at Captain Jack's, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thanks for coming and for leaving such helpful comments. Hope to see you down the road some where or back at our place!

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

I have to say I was a bit worried by the name, was afraid it would be a touristy place with blah food. Thankfully wrong! Fabulous food and an incredibly charming and knowledgeable chef/waiter. The tuna was to die for and the calamari excellent.
So sad that I will probably never be in Portobelo again. Great experience !

A quick note on the attached hotel...2 positive 1negative
Positive....nicest public bathroom I had seen in panama.. ( hey that does matter )
Great view and water for swimming and relaxing.
Negative......we weren’t staying there but the owner let us rent a spot with
“Beach chairs” for 60k pesos for a few hours ( 4 of us )
What we got was one lounge chair, one lounge with no legs
Then 2 plastic chairs. To top it off an hour or so in someone
Came back from a boat ride and got upset as they had also
Had that spot from them. C’mon...if you hav a place on the water
Make sure you have th basics like lounges.
Owner basically didn’t care...

Thank Jerry Y
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Jeff B, Manager at Captain Jack's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Thanks for the nice review jerry! Glad you liked our food! Sorry the beach experience wasn’t what it could have been. We’ll pass on the note and see if they can get better!

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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We ate here tree nights in a row. The first night was so good that we just wated to enjoy here every evening. After one month of travelling it was a releave to eat at Jack’s. Jack and all his staff are really nice and helpfull. Even Angy the daughter of the cook (I assume) was so cute to our little baby boy Sue.

The view is amazing too. Don’t hestitate and get some real good food at Captain Jack’s.

Thank Iris_more
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Jeff B, Manager at Captain Jack's, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Gracias! We appreciate the nice comments. We wish you well...Angie as well

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