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El Castillo

Via a Portobelo, Portobelo, Panama
+507 233-4179
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (5 reviews)
“fried fish” (3 reviews)
“private room” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Caribbean, International
$$ - $$$
Via a Portobelo, Portobelo, Panama
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1 - 10 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 5 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
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Three of us ladies ate at this restaurant. We ordered chicken pad Thai, shrimp fried rice and curry fish. They were quite good and very large portion.

Thank imfulloflife
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Most reviews I've read don't explain this. While waiting for a boat to Cartagena it's not a bad stop. We stayed 4 nights which is a night too long really. We took the private room which had no mosquito net and no AC which is...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The setting is really nice. It invites to relax and stay for a while. They offer lodging as well. There is 1 dorm and 1 double Room. We stayed in the double room for a few nights. It was a real treat with the view...More

Thank Urs H
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I was lucky to be visiting Portobelo with a friend who lives in Panama and who said we had to stop here for lunch. The staff was super nice and greeted us warmly, perhaps even more so because my friend is a regular, but they...More

Thank mjemidy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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