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Captain Jack's Canopy Bar and Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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No 3 Genea, Portobelo 00000, Panama
+507 448-2009
09:00 - 22:00
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Playa Coronado, Panama
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard about Captain Jacks from friends. Said their burgers were great and that they had other great menu items. Who would have thought that their specialty would include Curry dishes. I had the pineapple curry chicken and it was terrific. My son had their Quesadillas and enjoyed them. Cold beer and friendly staff. There is not a lot in... More 

Thank CoffeeGuyz
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wrote a review about Captain Jack's the last time I was in Portobelo, but this place is so good I feel like I have to write a new one. The food, atmosphere and service remain excellent. I did something stupid and while having a conversation about where I was staying and what I was doing there, I left my... More 

Thank al m
Panama City, Panama
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let's face it - sometimes when you're traveling, you just want a break. You want something familiar. Well, Captain Jack's is that sort of place. Very nice bar/restaurant that is a taste of North America in Panama...or a taste of a thoroughly expatriate Panamanian experience. Anyway, very good place, you won't be disappointed.

Thank aussiebloke45
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service with good food and drinks. Wonderful view of the Carribean. Relaxed vibe. Seafood , salads, and other variety of food.

Thank Sue K
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, especially the half grilled tuna was just great. We loved captain jack too, he helped us get a very nice accommodation, listened to what we needed and wanted and even took time to find out the owners phonenumber for us. It is a little bit more expensive than the rest of the town, but we believe it is... More 

Thank Helen F
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We had a very interesting experience here, the food was good with lots of local characters I give it a must see.

Thank Sean P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Nice place to hangout for lunch, dinner or just a drink. With view over the village and the portobelo bay. And very important.. great food! Nice, english speaking staff and good wifi. Easy to find in portobelo and always in to hand our some information about the area or accomodatio around. Will come back!

Thank WJAA
Edmonton, Canada
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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Let me say the positives first: The meal I had here was the best I've had during my travels in Panama, bar none. The place offers terrific atmosphere, too. I would have awarded the place four or even five stars were it not for the following experience: At some point during the visit my waitress abandoned her post in the... More 

Thank discodogman
Jack V, Manager at Captain Jack's Canopy Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

My sincere apologies about this experience. I wasn't there so I can't speculate as to what the confusion was with the credit card transaction. The girl you're referring to is new and I'm not sure how she processed the transaction without knowing it or why or where she disappeared to. We don't believe in excuses so I can only lend... More 

Houston, Texas
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75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is a great location to eat, drink and to internet! If you walk a little further up the road, that is the trail of the Camino Real that the gold and silver arrived from Central and South America. Cheers, JoAnne & Bill S/V ULTRA

Thank William H
Muskoka District, Canada
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Small and cozy but fabulous food...fresh ingredients and made with love. Tell the chef exactly how you want it cooked Great atmosphere Great View over looking Town. Service excellence and personal and very informative need help just ask Jeff ,Green Thai Curry Chicken and Cheese Burger From The Pirates Kitchen made for a King See Pics and Get to Captain... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Seafood, American, Bar, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 3 Genea, Portobelo 00000, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Colon Province  >  Portobelo
  • Phone Number: +507 448-2009

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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