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Calle 8 y Avenida B | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
507-262-4030
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Ranked #18 of 541 Restaurants in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Tapas
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Panama City is notorious for horrible customer service, where you are typically ignored or treated flat out rudely. It was actually quite shocking even for a NYer. However, Tantalo was a breath of fresh air. This is where civilized society exists. We went to the rooftop bar at least 3 times and the restaurant 2 times. The food and drinks... More 

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Urbana, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Ate in the ground floor restaurant. It was a good place to get tapas sized food, rather than the excessively large servings in many Casco Antiguo eateries. It was a bit noisy, so it was hard to talk.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Trendy, excellent food, convenient location. We were there for lunch but nighttime is when the fun begins, especially up on the roof.

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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Went for lunch and found it a bit confusing how to get to the rooftop but turned out you just walk through the restaurant (which was packed for lunch!), and take the lift to the 4th floor. They offer an extensive and great lunch menu, barman was very nice and talkative (spoke perfect English!). Absolutely great for a beer and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We stayed at Tantalo in Casco Viejo area in January 2015. The rooms are large and we'll furnished but very dimly lit, making reading anywhere except on the bed a challenge. In fact the whole hotel is dimly lit. This would be my main criticism of Tantalo. The restaurant is superb and good value. Without question dinner here was our... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

we had breakfast at the Tantalo every morning as we were staying there. They had a varied menu and were very accomodating regarding special requests. We also had lunch there twice. Good food both times. Fun atmosphere. Very pleasant staff.

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Make sure you have a drink on the roof top bar! The food was very good. My wife look her pork dish. We would have gone back but only in the area for two nights

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I went into this restaurant with a large organized group already in there. On ordering, my food arrived quickly and it was good. It was also good for value. On paying, I popped up to the roof top bar. It is like a Cafe del Mar bar, chill out music and great views of Panama City.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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16 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My hotel in the old city didn't have a restaurant, and Tantalo was just a block away. My daughter and I had good tapas there for dinner in a fun if noisy atmosphere. We were always up early to be on our way, and Tantalo was one of the few places open by 730 AM nearby. The kitchen did a... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Loved the tapas menu. Great for people watching! The salmon dishes were some of the best I have ever eaten! Fun, energetic place to eat.

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Address: Calle 8 y Avenida B | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 507-262-4030
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: Tapas

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