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Restaurante Las Tinajas

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Spanish, South American, Central American
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Calle 51 #22 | Bellavista, Panama City, Panama
(507) 263-7890, (507) 269-3840
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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
Dinner and a show

Traditional dance and Panamanian cultural experience. Somewhat of a limited menu, but the food and service was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Julia P
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Panama City, Panama
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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Traditional dance and Panamanian cultural experience. Somewhat of a limited menu, but the food and service was good.

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Port Moody, Canada
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86 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although we went early for dinner and didn't see the dancing - we did enjoy our dinner! The food was unique and different that any other restaurant we ate at while in Panama City. It is a definite go to while visiting if you want authentic Panamanian cuisine. I had the Seafood stew - which was really yummy. I could... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to several dinner and dance shows (the best is the tango show in Argentina!) and this is the worst I've experienced. The show is short and the dancing is not that spectacular - I feel like I could've done it. The english presenter could not speak english that well. The food was horrible and the drinks were not... More 

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Blairstown, New Jersey
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81 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff of the Grace Hotel recommended this restaurant for Panamanian food. When they mentioned a dance show I thought they were sending us to a tourist spot. We were very surprised to see it was all locals pouring in. This is a very popular spot. We couldn't stay for the show because it was fully booked but the food... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I have been traveling to Panama for a number of years, this was my first visit to Restaurante Las Tinajas and certainly will not be my last. The atmosphere is so friendly and welcoming, as if in someone's home. The food is delicious typical Panamanian fare with very reasonable prices. The folklorico show featuring dancers in classic Panamanian dress... More 

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Jamaica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am so glad that I included a visit to Restaurante Las Tinajas in my trip. This is a perfect combo for persons who have an interest in the culture of the country they are visiting and for foodies. We didn't find out about this attraction until almost the end of our stay, and by the time we tried to... More 

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New York City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our second night in Panama City we booked a folklore show and dinner, with the help of the people at the Front Desk of our hotel. This arrangement included pick-up and drop-off at our hotel, a three-course dinner and a folklore show. Our pick-up driver arrived, on the dot, at 7:30pm and deposited us at Las Tinajas a few... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Panamanian friend recommended this restaurant and we are glad we visited. (We made reservations in advance.) We arrived by 8:20 pm for dinner. The traditional dance show started at 9 pm. We had sancocho (chicken soup) and fish croquets for appetizers. Fried beef steak and corvina fillet for main course. Wine for drinks. Caramel flan for dessert. Everything was... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas, United States
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended this shop on our first night in Panama. Although very touristy, it is a nice introduction to Panama's culture and music. The food was very good. Everyone in our party was very pleased with the entire evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and clean and comfortable ambient. The service was very good and shows a lot of the Panamanian culture

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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: Spanish, South American, Central American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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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