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Restaurante Las Tinajas

Calle 51 #22 | Bellavista, Panama City, Panama
(507) 263-7890, (507) 269-3840
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As featured in 3 days in Panama City
Ranked #91 of 485 Restaurants in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Central American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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  • English first
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Blue Hill, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I just returned from a trip to Panama City and this was one of the more positive experiences. Yes, the food is not gourmet but authentic Panamanian food is not gourmet. I had the grilled corvina. The fish was fresh and well cooked. Our server was attentive and our food was served quickly and graciously. The food was reasonably priced.... More

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Orlando, Florida
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156 reviews 156 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I take the dinner with a co-workers in ths Restaurant the food is very good and the show is fine, if you want to know a little bit more about the folklore of Panama this is the place I recommend the Octopus is delicious and the coconut dessert, also they sell a Dolls call Panamenas for 16USD is good very... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The restaurant is pretty, clean, nice atmosphere and very good service. Food is good, not great. Service is excellent and the show is great! Reservations are highly recommended to get a good view of the show. I would recommend the show would include a person who explains some of the dances and their meaning so the audience can have a... More

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

First and foremost, this restaurant has good service from their personnel. Food is panamanian traditional food, therefore this is not a gourmet style restaurant. THIS IS NOT FINE DINING. So if you're thinking that you will have a fine & luxury dinning, this is not the place! Panamanian traditional food MUST NOT loose the original and traditional way is served... More

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newyork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I read the reviews and prepared for the worst. It was a pleasant surprise. I am from Panama and wanted to give my guest an authentic experience rich with folklore and dance. As the reviews stated the restaurant does a great job of teaching history through dance and National dress. But the dinner reviews were alarmingly poor. So I warned... More

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New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Went to celebrate a Birthday with family and a friend, good food, and service from Heredia and also from our server Angelito "Gracias a ambos" show was very nice as always. Food was good I had the pork in plum sauce and couple of others on the table had fish and said it was delicious.

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Cambutal, Panama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The floor show is good if a bit loud. The food is adequate but over priced and on my last visit, over cooked beyond imagination. Service is good by Panama standards and the facility is convenient to most of the better hotels in the city.

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Seattle, WA
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135 reviews 135 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Panamanian friends took us to this restaurant for a bit of local culture. We tasted a number of local dishes and local drinks. If you are a "foodie" you won't be overwhelmingly impressed with the food. But it was good and it was genuinely what the locals eat, not modified for tourists. And the show was delightful. They announced each... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We visited the restaurant in our last day in Panama City. its a very nice restaurant, serving Panamenian food at its best.The decoration is outstanding and the owner is a very nice and helpful woman.The have a show twice a week and it worth the $5 cover cost. You enjoy good food together with the show. I advise to make... More

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Huntington Beach, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

My friend, sister, and I went here during our trip to primarily check out the traditional Panamanian dancing and second to try out the traditional dishes advertised. Let's cut to the chase. Dancing was great, but sound system could've been better. When they were explaining the dances, it sometimes was just so warbled that we only got a portion of... More

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