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Restaurante Las Tinajas

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Calle 51 #22 | Bellavista, Panama City, Panama
(507) 263-7890, (507) 269-3840
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Want to learn about Panamanian culture by way of cuisine and dance? A stop...
Want to learn about Panamanian culture by way of cuisine and dance? A stop at Tinajas not only offers authentic and classic Panamanian dishes in an old colonial house setting, but also costumed folkloric and dance performances. Catch these shows at 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great show, good food and service

This was an interesting one and is a tourist spot (we are tourists). Our friends that reside in Panama City took us here to get some insight and culture. It was a great experience. The show had live music and dancing and the service was solid. The food was good as well and the tres leches we had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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English first
Panama City, Panama
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a must for all Tourists, make reservations for their exciting Folk Show only presented on Fridays and Saturdays at 9:00 pm. Their food stretches from traditional Panamanian food to a wide aspect of Hispanic flavors. Their portions are considerate, "You do not eat to become stuffed, but to be satisfied." I recommend this restaurant for a family of... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was an interesting one and is a tourist spot (we are tourists). Our friends that reside in Panama City took us here to get some insight and culture. It was a great experience. The show had live music and dancing and the service was solid. The food was good as well and the tres leches we had for dessert... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This place is a restaurant for tourists. The food was ethnic to Panama, but it wasn't as good as it could have been. The pack in the tourists for the show and then serve everyone at the same time, so I feel like the food isn't really prepared individually, but for a large group! The cocktails were very good. They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Wonderful "typical panamanian dish"! The food is delicious except the fact that the portions are very small. The restaurant had a beautiful place with lovely orquideas.Definitly I recommend it.I never saw this kind of decoration with orquideas so beautiful in the restaurants.love it.fast service

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Audubon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Tinajas was a blast! Cultural dinner dance theater that brought diners on stage to join the performers as they danced traditional Panamanian dances. Traditional music and costume completed a great show and good food. Engllish is a second language here, so be prepared to be patient and the staff will help you select the many traditional dishes to fit your... More 

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USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Went with some visitors who were in Panama. Great food and the show was great. Enjoyed the explaination in English and Spanish sbout the costumes, dances etc...

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Have dinner and watch a folk dancing show. They let you come up to take pictures on stage after the show. Be sure to get reservations. Family fun!

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Lima, Peru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

It is not a fancy restaurant or a typical tourist place. It is more an old and traditional place, with good service, and a menu full of local dishes. If you want to try more than one local dish, ask for the one that comes with a small piece of 4 different dishes. Prices are average, not cheap.

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Panamian food is not very special but this is a good representation of it. The only bad thing we ate was octopus which was so hard we didn't eat it. However, the chicken and rice, the ropa vieja and the sea bass were all good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This place is amazing! The food was wonderful! We took our girls age 5 and 10. They loved watching the dancers and learning about the culture. Our friends too us to this place and we are so glad they did. We will defiantly be back on our next trip to Panama

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Address: Calle 51 #22 | Bellavista, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: (507) 263-7890, (507) 269-3840
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
Cuisine: South American, Central American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 51 #22 | Bellavista, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: (507) 263-7890, (507) 269-3840

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: South American, Central American

Description

Want to learn about Panamanian culture by way of cuisine and dance? A stop at Tinajas not only offers authentic and classic Panamanian dishes in an old colonial house setting, but also costumed folkloric and dance performances. Catch these shows at 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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