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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 27
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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
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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English first
Audubon, New Jersey
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115 reviews 115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Bay Area
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Hacienda Heights, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We were happy to see the dance and music show . The dinner was very good . We had chicken and fish and it was delicious. The service and staff were excellent.

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Tinajas I dined at tinajas but wasn't impressed especially since it had such a high rating on trip advisor. Perhaps it's the show they have that pushes its average food rating over into great but since I did not see the show all I can speak about is the food. I ordered the typical Panamanian dish: rice and chicken(needed more... More 

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Castle Pines, Colorado
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141 reviews 141 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We found the Restaurant Tinajas by accident walking around looking for a good place to eat for my birthday. The food was delicious…..we had the “Typical Panamanian Meal” and a Seafood platter. The atmosphere was great with a garden type waterfall in the middle of the restaurant. The service by “Eduardo” was perfecto! Try the Tres Leches for dessert. All... More 

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Piriapolis, Uruguay
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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: 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: 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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