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Restaurante El Palenque

Localidad de Portobelo | Distrito de Portobelo, Portobelo 0000, Panama
+507 202-0111
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good58%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
22 Aug 2017
“Go find something else”
4 May 2016
“It was really great.”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
Localidad de Portobelo | Distrito de Portobelo, Portobelo 0000, Panama
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

This place is now Casa Congo and the food is not good at all, overprice salty dishes and bad service, don't even try to go after 8pm, not even on weekends, as it might be hard to get service.

Thank marfa21
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

The hotel and the restaurant was great, we ate at dinner fresh sea food, really good and nice costumer service in the restaurant at night, they were so polite.. The breakfast was included, but the service was not good.. We were attended by a waitress,...More

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 28 December 2015

This restaurant is a bit hard to find but the setting is well worth the search. Located bayside with a beautiful view. Menu is a bit limited but has ceviche and fresh fish as well as a variety of wraps and sandwiches. Service was very...More

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 2 June 2015

This is a little restaurant that is very hard to find, but once you do you will really enjoy the food. It is a little jewel in the middle of the disgusting trash filled city of Portobello. There are also starving, diseased dogs roaming everywhere....More

Thank LibbyTX
Reviewed 10 January 2015

I have mixed feelings about sharing this treasure. Mixed because it was so awesome that I'd hate to see it overrun with tourists on my return visit. Likely a dining highlight of a week in Panama. Located on the bay that Columbus first set his...More

Thank pepperchef
Reviewed 11 April 2014

His was possibly the best place we've eaten in Panama. The food was outstanding - they clearly put some effort into their recipes. I would definitely eat here again. The location right in the bay was beautiful, especially at sunset.

Thank CAtravelguy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Localidad de Portobelo | Distrito de Portobelo, Portobelo 0000, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Colon Province  >  Portobelo
  • Phone Number: +507 202-0111
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