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Captain Jack's

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, Mexican,
Coastal Highway, Portobelo 0301, Panama
+507 6881-7340
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (17 reviews)
“spring rolls” (7 reviews)
“curry” (7 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Mexican, Bar, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Coastal Highway, Portobelo 0301, Panama
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1 - 10 of 131 reviews

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

There is now a new restaurant at the old Captain Jack location, Hotelito el Bongo, called Black Zambobo. It has excellent food and service in the same beautiful location. We eapecially enjoyed the grilled cobia and the causwela, a supurb seafood soup.

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 24 May 2018

The meals are really top quality in this restaurant .. especially the fishes or sea food (tuna, pulpo, ceviche...)

Thank Cedric389
Jeff B, Manager at Captain Jack's, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Thanks Cedric! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 April 2018

This was a great restaurant! Located at our hotel so was very convenient and it was open when no one else was. The food was very good and the presentation was beautiful. Jeff was very helpful and friendly and talked to all the patrons, making...More

Thank Christi1969AD
Jeff B, Manager at Captain Jack's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thanks so much Christi for spreading the good word! Glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Hope to see back some time soon (I’ll grt the staff working on their English if you work on your spanish :) )

Reviewed 30 March 2018

We were pleasantly surprised by Captain Jack's. It is pretty low-key, but serves an excellent array of Asian curries, as well as Pad Thai and meat and fish dishes. Dining outside near the water was very pleasant (I recommend going during the dry season, December...More

Thank Tanya_Take_Two
Jeff B, Manager at Captain Jack's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thanks for the nice comments. Hope you come back sometime we’ll keep a dry seat for you!

Reviewed 30 March 2018

Beautiful beach location, good food, a great little hotel (Hotelito Bongo). Friendly, good service, fusion style food, especially like their Pad Tai dishes. The hotel is a little jem! swimming, diving, snorkeling, kayaks!

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank Suco V
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

Reviewed 16 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.

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

THANKS for the nice review. Hope you come back sometime

Reviewed 24 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...More

Thank Jay_and_Rita
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!

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...More

Thank Jerry Y
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!

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...More

Thank Iris_more
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 23
Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coastal Highway, Portobelo 0301, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Colon Province  >  Portobelo
  • Phone Number: +507 6881-7340
  • E-mail
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