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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 52
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 10
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Food, but we skipped the show

We went there fortunately before crowds came in for the show. So we could enjoy a perfect cooked and served diner. Langostinos con Pina, Guacho de Marisco and a bottle of good chilenan Carmerere Wine for 60,- USD incl. Tips

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Piriapolis, Uruguay
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Piriapolis, Uruguay
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went there fortunately before crowds came in for the show. So we could enjoy a perfect cooked and served diner. Langostinos con Pina, Guacho de Marisco and a bottle of good chilenan Carmerere Wine for 60,- USD incl. Tips

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I will not dwell upon the show but the food is just awful! For the restaurant claimng for upper-scale it was just terrible! The salad was OK. The rest - just rubbish. The dish presented as " tasty classic panamian sea food dish" was a messy overcoocked rice porridge with some residues of octopus tentacles. Just go for street food... More 

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Brandon, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This was the end of our first day , and a great day in Panama City. I made reservations for 7:30 pm, thinking we would eat and then watch the 9:00 pm show. At 7:30 we were the only ones there...so they let us sit at the bar and have a couple of glasses of wine, and then sit down... More 

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The typical Spanish village decor is nice and welcoming. The show was great, with professional performers giving, in such a short time, a very good picture of the history and culture of Panama. The costumes were beautiful and the dancers gracious to let the audience take photos with them. The seafood was good, the cocktails delicious and not expensive... Definitely... More 

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San Diego
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Our tour group booked us here, and while I didn't expect a great dinner, the food didn't even come up to my very reduced expectations. We had a sancocho soup which was one huge hunk of chicken and one lump of potato, and very little flavor. And our main course with some kind of rice and fried very sweet plantains... More 

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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My fiance and I went there based upon our hotels recommendation. We enjoyed the show, but there service was slow, the worst we have encountered in Panama. It took almost an hour just to receive a salad. As we looked around others we receiving there meals as we were sitting around with only empty plates on our tables. We had... More 

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Madeira Beach, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We went here based on the reviews as we wanted a simple Panamanian dinner. It was so inexpensive and friendly. We will go back again before the end of our trip as we went too early to see the show.

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Astoria, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Wonderful "typical panamanian dish"! The food was extremely delicious despite the fact that the portions were very small. Talented dancers and great overall show!

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Illinois City, Illinois
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132 reviews 132 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

I ordered the octopus, amazing. He ordered the snapper, also amazing! We ordered the typical Panama plate as an appetizer. It was delicious and we are glad we tried the different dishes. The snapper comes un-filet-ed. If you are not accustomed to picking through bones, don't order it. For me, the taste, freshness, and work is worth it. Both come... More 

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Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My family of three made the reservation. The place was full, well-arranged, and well-decorated. Most people seem to be foreign tourists. We ordered a traditional plate, as recommended by the restaurant. It was authentic, but was not tasty by modern standard. Part of it was pork rind. We also ordered two dishes and one salad. Altogether we spent $75, including... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 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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