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Casa Vela

Bay Street, Portobelo 0301, Panama
+507 6848-1129
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (8 reviews)
“dinghy dock” (5 reviews)
“repair shop” (2 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00 Hours
International, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Bay Street, Portobelo 0301, Panama
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The owner, Ray, is a great host. He is friendly, plays good music and more importantly, he offers good food at good prices. I went there at night to eat pizza and came back the next day for lunch. Since Ray is German I couldn't...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Albert D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to casa vela for dinner and it's the best we've had in Portobelo! The owner is a super friendly German guy who prepares delicious pizzas in a cosy ocean-view restaurant. We loved the food and the atmosphere so much that we came back...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Anita v
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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank anthonygL5915SC
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

Date of visit: August 2017
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

Date of visit: May 2017
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.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Armanigirl
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.

Date of visit: January 2017
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.

Date of visit: April 2017
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!

Date of visit: February 2017
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

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank morenergy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$25
International, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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
direct at the Waterfront
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