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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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7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 84
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  • 18
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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
Spectacular!

These are not like tapas in the US. These are huge plates of food. My husband and I ordered 4 dishes and stuffed ourselves trying to finish them. We had the octopus, salmon carpaccio, mac & cheese, and Tantalo's ceviche. Wow! Everything was fresh, delicious, and beautifully presented. All that and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Bellevue, Washington
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321 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

These are not like tapas in the US. These are huge plates of food. My husband and I ordered 4 dishes and stuffed ourselves trying to finish them. We had the octopus, salmon carpaccio, mac & cheese, and Tantalo's ceviche. Wow! Everything was fresh, delicious, and beautifully presented. All that and 3 glasses of wine and a sangria came to... More 

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YVR
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256 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a cool atmosphere with average food, but it could be anywhere. Most of the dishes are tapas, the flavours were all right, but not distinctively good. Drinks tasted good but were 80% ice. Wines by the glass selection was minimal and those they had were really average to poor quality. The service was attentive and almost too quick.... More 

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Thank tomshiff
Burnaby, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to the restaurant twice. First time was great. Good service and good food. Went back a second time with friends and has the opposite experience.

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Thank Tina H
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our third visit to Tantalo and we were not disappointed. After a nice walk in Casco Viejo, is a very nice place to try tapas and drinks. Nice lounge music and ambiance.

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Thank Sariano
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a delicious lunch at Tantalo Kitchen. Actually, it was the best meal we had while in Panama. The service was friendly and efficient, another bonus.

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Thank Brian H
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came here to escape the heat and have a few drinks. The interior has really interesting art, a living wall and hanging light fixtures made from bottle tops. Our server was friendly. They do have a happy hour.

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Thank arnanna
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The atmosphere in the restaurant is nice.. It is lively and there is a lot of art on the wall, which I loved. I love tapas/small plates but honestly nothing about the food wowed me here. There were no major disappointments but I definitely was not blown away; I also found the food to be overly salted. The best part... More 

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Thank Lauren S
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From their interior design to their food and rooftop bar, tantalo is a place everyone who visits Panama should go see. I'd recommend going for a late dinner 8pm and then enjoying a few hours afterward at their rooftop bar,

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Thank ACMillions
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic time here. It's a good combination of travelers and Panamanians which makes for a very friendly, energetic atmosphere. The DJ was on point at least for popular music. Food was great and you can either eat downstairs in a more sit down setting or upstairs on the rooftop. Overall, it's a must go to when you visit... More 

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Thank Peter T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First step through the door and you know you have hit a fun spot. Not for a romantic dinner, but great for groups. When I first found out that all food was served tapas style I was a bit disappointed, as I had just brought a group of 8 very different individuals to dinner. But once we all started ordering... More 

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Thank Traci L

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?