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Restaurante Las Tinajas

Calle 51 #22 | Bellavista, Panama City, Panama
(507) 263-7890, (507) 269-3840
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Ranked #96 of 541 Restaurants in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Central American
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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 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
2 reviews
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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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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3 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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53 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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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Paramus, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Locale was recomended to us by locals. Food is authentic Panamanian and was very good. Folk dancing show was better than I expected, performers were excellent and very engaging. Reasonable cost, especially if you have dinner and show. Note that show is later than most americans eat, about 9PM. Also had lunch there, "Executive Menu", very reasonable $10 for appetizer,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were impressed with the show. The performance was extraordinary. Great way to learn about the Panamanian culture. Food was very good.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The Filet Mignon was not as expected, but the fish was nice. Go for the dance show. It's extra, but not much/ trivial, but worth it.

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Blue Hill, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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100 helpful votes 100 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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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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