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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 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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Bay Area
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

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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115 reviews 115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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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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