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.

Casa Vela

Bay Street, Portobelo 0301, Panama
+507 6848-1129
Website
Share
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (6 reviews)
“dinghy dock” (4 reviews)
“great owners” (2 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00 Hours
CUISINES
International, Bar, Pizza, Pub
PRICE
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Bay Street, Portobelo 0301, Panama
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (41)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 26 reviews

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

This is the only place that allows you to use her dinghy dock even if you are not going to the restaurant. If the restaurant is closed they still allow access to the dock as there is a side path. Actually from the street it...More

Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The best pizza at Panama, thin dough, crispy baked like in Italy, lots of variations available. They also serve German food like Buletten, Schnitzel and Goulash. Prices are good value and the service by the owner is fast and friendly. Do not care about the...More

Thank FritztheCat60
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Ok scruffy kind of joint if you want a beer. We wouldn't eat there eon account of all the dogs lazing around below the tables, wealth of flies and general lack of cleanliness. We made a mistake of ordering cocktails but what we received could...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I love casa Vela, all is nice and peaceful. I enjoyed the food and the cold beers. The owners and staff are very helpful and friendly. I know that I will go back.

Thank Armanigirl
Reviewed 29 April 2017

I was in Portobello last April 2017 with my husban. A friend of ours told us to go to that restauraunt to meet Ray and taste his amazing pizzas, so we did. What a disaster.... First of all is to find the place, it was...More

1  Thank Stéphanie M
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The pizza here is amazing and well priced. Rest of the food is great too. Cheap beers, fast internet, great owners and staff and a very nice dock. The kind of place where you might stop in for lunch and stay for a day.

Thank Brita S
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Perfect for sailors with a good dinghy dock. And also very welcoming for all people. A nice place to hangout, meet people, have a drink and eat for reasonable prices! The owners are very friendly and helpful with all kinds of questions.

Thank Vesi135
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Very likable and tranquilo couple run this place. Nice atmosphere, dinghy dock, very convenient from the anchorage. I think they do sail repair and canvas work at very good prices as well!

Thank aussiebloke45
Reviewed 11 February 2017

OMG Pizza and Owners Full of Energy Great Value Magnificent Pizza and Ambiance on the Dock ,Well done Casa Vela you filled my appetite on international Pizza day , Folks you will not be disappointed here great Service Great Food ,Close by real cool art...More

Thank morenergy
Reviewed 6 February 2017

CASA VELA is located directly on the bay in Portobelo and has a wonderful dinghy dock and is very close to several supermarkets and countless must see historical sites. The owners, Birgit and Ray, are very friendly and helpful. Chef Real and his beautiful doggie,...More

Thank William H
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
El Otro Lado
115 reviews
1.28 km away
Coconut Grove Lodge
14 reviews
13.75 km away
Radisson Colon 2000 Hotel & Casino
337 reviews
33.81 km away
Meryland Hotel
20 reviews
34.06 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Captain Jack's
160 reviews
.39 km away
Panamarina
32 reviews
6.85 km away
Pizzeria Don Quijote
25 reviews
6.37 km away
El Castillo
97 reviews
1.59 km away
Nearby Attractions
Golden Frog Scuba
87 reviews
2.47 km away
Panamore
48 reviews
.38 km away
Black Christ
106 reviews
.33 km away
Scubapanama
20 reviews
2.63 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Casa Vela staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$25
Cuisine
International, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bay Street, Portobelo 0301, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Colon Province  >  Portobelo
  • Phone Number: +507 6848-1129
Description
direct at the Waterfront
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