We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Captain Jack's

Coastal Highway, Portobelo 0301, Panama
+507 6881-7340
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (9 reviews)
“spring rolls” (7 reviews)
“curry” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
Seafood, Mexican, Bar, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Coastal Highway, Portobelo 0301, Panama
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (154)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 126 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago 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 S V
Jeff B, Manager at Captain Jack's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the nice remarks!!! Hope to see you back sometime

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 6 days ago

THANKS for the nice review. Hope you come back sometime

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

Thanks for coming and for leaving such helpful comments. Hope to see you down the road some where or back at our place!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 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

Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Spent couple of nights in hotel and done in on site restaurant which was managed separately to hotel. Both were great. Very service minded and flexible. However, the Thai food at Jack's was a big positive surprise.

Thank Henry S
Jeff B, Manager at Captain Jack's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Thanks how you come back food. We’ll work on more surprises!

Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped there for lunch, we were amazed how clean and confortable is this place, the meal was so good and even the owner came to us to greet us and ask us about how was the food. This place is a must if you...More

Thank Daniel C
Jeff B, Manager at Captain Jack's, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thanks for coming! Come back and see us if you’re in the neighborhood

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

It's the epitome of the Caribbean vibe - complete with Marley in the background. Loved everything about the place - the food, the drinks, the decor, and most importantly the service. We had personal attention from Jack and loved hearing his stories. The mahi mahi...More

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

Thanks Kristi! Who knows maybe we’ll see you again sometime!

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views and delicious food in Portobelo. Every plate we tasted was great ! Do not be afraid of ordering the thai food as it is really authentic and amazing! We also ordered the fried whole fish which was the best we tasted in our...More

Thank Anag K
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Our family of four visited Captain Jack’s for dinner while visiting Portobelo. The restaurant is located right on the harbour which provides a great ambience. We were welcomed by our waiter and seated right away. He took our drink order then provided an in depth...More

Thank Bill B
Jeff B, Manager at Captain Jack's, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thanks bill! Hope you do make it back. We’ll be here!

Nearby HotelsSee all Portobelo Hotels
El Otro Lado
107 reviews
1.66 km away
Coconut Grove Lodge
9 reviews
13.75 km away
Radisson Colon 2000 Hotel & Casino
295 reviews
33.82 km away
Meryland Hotel
14 reviews
34.08 km away
Nearby Restaurants
27 reviews
6.73 km away
El Castillo
90 reviews
1.76 km away
Restaurant La Torre
36 reviews
6.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
Golden Frog Scuba
78 reviews
2.49 km away
47 reviews
.04 km away
Black Christ
96 reviews
.27 km away
Portobelo National Park
171 reviews
.51 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Captain Jack's staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coastal Highway, Portobelo 0301, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Colon Province  >  Portobelo
  • Phone Number: +507 6881-7340
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing