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“Great Art Gallery and decent cafe”

Casa Congo Restaurante
Ranked #14 of 15 Restaurants in Portobelo
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

From the street you enter a delightful art gallery with a variety of Panamanian artwork, including wood carvings, sculptures, jewelry, purses, hats, and more. Fascinating place to spend time in, and the items for sale are good quality and decent prices.

Continuing past the gallery you reach the cafe with tables both inside and outside on the dock. The outdoor dining is under a roof, which is critical in Panama (for either the sun or the rain).

Wide selection of food and drink (from coffees, beers, liquor and more). The chicken kabobs were nicely done but not exciting. The stewed octopus was quite good. Side dishes were unexciting (plain rice or unseasoned banana fritters).

Service was good; prices were cheap. Nice place to sit down (under a fan) and watch the boats go by while sipping an ice cold beer.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

We entered Casa Congo to see the gallery and learn about Congo Culture in Panama, but we ended up staying for lunch. The food and drinks were good, the atmosphere clean and relaxing. It was a pleasant surprise in Portobelo.

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide brought us here while we were in Portobelo seeing the customs house and forts. Most of us ordered the bbq chicken which was surprisingly really good. Service was fine granted we were only ones there.

Thank Marc F
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Getting a decent meal around Portobelo is apparently very hard to say the least, we went to Casa Congo on a Friday night and by 8pm is already dead, the place is nice in comparison to everything around but the service is not good, not with a smile, and you feel like 'hurry up because we want to leave already' we asked in the nicest way if we could get dinner (since it was so late in Portobelo norm - 8pm) after getting the food I wished they actually turn us down before, from everything we ordered, appetizer and 3 different dishes nothing was good, everything was extremely salty and nothing felt fresh, it's an absolute shame because with a little bit of effort this place would be a total gem, this is a little 'boutique hotel' so you would think they would put more effort on the meal and actual customer service, nobody there received any kind of training in hospitality or to handle and prepare meals.

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Thank marfa21
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Food was good and fresh but very expensive for this area. We stayed at the hotel and ate here for an early dinner and an included breakfast. If I came back I would eat at other locations instead for less money for the same types of offerings

Thank marabts
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