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Tantalo Kitchen

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Calle 8 y Avenida B | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
507-262-4030
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 50
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  • 12
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tantalo, interesting place with fun food

This may be the most interesting restaurant in all of Panama. Really fun looking inside and a great roof. All kinds of folks there and worth trying to get into. Had a late lunch there and relaxed on the roof watching the city. A fun place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Karen55_10
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Newton, Massachusetts
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Newton, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

This may be the most interesting restaurant in all of Panama. Really fun looking inside and a great roof. All kinds of folks there and worth trying to get into. Had a late lunch there and relaxed on the roof watching the city. A fun place.

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Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

It was the first restaurant we tried in the Casco and it was pretty good! We loved the vibe, the décor, the rooftop bar/terrace and the food. The servers were super friendly and accommodating for the kids suggesting some food items they might like. The highlights of our meal were definitely the octopus salad and the Goan shrimp! Our drinks... More 

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Islamorada, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We had a delicious meal in the old city at Tantalo. We started out with drinks on the rooftop bar and watched the sunset over the Panama City skyline. We travelled downstairs to the restaurant, which is beautiful. We enjoyed the tapas - from the salmon sushi roll to the cashew chicken. Everything was fabulous! Our server Guillermo was wonderful... More 

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Washington, DC
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101 reviews 101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Whether it is the rooftop or the dining room, this informal, reasonably priced creative gourmet restaurant/bar will make you happy! I recommend the pulpo and the grill platter.

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Padua, Italy
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I've been there tree times with some friends, the first time one year ago also the food was good and "enough"... last time the I was a little bit disappointed about the food. The situation is very nice and full of young people, but just a few was eating...I got it why. It's a perfect place to have a pre-dinner... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Celebrated a family birthday here.The staff were brilliant. Excellent tapas food with great choice. Rooftop bar offers a panoramic view of the City. Definitely worth a visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Awesome rooftop view for a cocktail and delicious food downstairs. We came here for drinks, dinner, and brunch. Tapas-style interesting dishes and very cool atmosphere.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We went during lunch, so we skipped the nighttime rooftop/club-ish atmosphere but had a tasty lunch in their intriguing dining room. For tapas the prices were a little high, but the food was pretty good. I would recommend doing dinner or drinks on the roof instead

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Charleston, South Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Tantalo has an awesome rooftop bar, and is a perfect way to wind down a day. The views of the skyline here are awesome, and you can watch the sun set and the city come alive after dark. The drink list is fancy and tropical, but also has your standard Balboa and Panama beers on the list. A very see... More 

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Tampa, FL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Started w/ drinks on the rooftop bar - chill vibe, young, attractive and diverse crowd. Not a bad wait for a table (especially for a Saturday night). Interesting decor in the restaurant and relatively attentive wait staff. The food - tapas style - was mostly hits with only a couple minor misses. Overall, Tantalo was our favorite dining experience in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 8 y Avenida B | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: 507-262-4030

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Tapas
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

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