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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, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautiful Pollera and cultural dance.

It is worth going here just for the Panamanian cultural show. The dancers were amazing. The way that they moved their feet made them glide across the stage, almost mechanical. The Pollera and the smiles on the dancers were stunning. The musicians seemed to enjoy themselves as well. You have to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Coral Springs, Florida
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Memphis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful experience. We have tried "cultural" dinners in many places, but this was the BEST. The food was very good Tipico Panamanian. With a full house, it was served hot and tasty. The dancers were great and their costumes were magnificent. Do this!

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Dongducheon, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and were walking around Panama City looking for a local authentic Panamanian restaurant. We just happened to walk by Tinajas and decided to give it a try. It was the best meal we had during our whole week in Panama and we had some great meals. They have a show about the history of the country, but it... More 

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Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We went to Las Tinajas three times, always for lunch and the vibe was very local (mostly small groups of local people on business meetings). This place was recommended by a Panamanian friend and was exactly what we were looking for. Our first time we both had the lunch set menu which was really convenient (u$s 9), fulfilling and delicious.... More 

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Fl.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

If you want a fun night with a great show and good food visit the very nice restaurant in walking distance of the Double Tree Hilton and several other hotels. Beautiful Costumes...

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

It is worth going here just for the Panamanian cultural show. The dancers were amazing. The way that they moved their feet made them glide across the stage, almost mechanical. The Pollera and the smiles on the dancers were stunning. The musicians seemed to enjoy themselves as well. You have to make a reservation for this restaurant. The food was... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Ok for a show and a cultural evening! This is a comfortable restaurant and good for some entertainment. The food is average nothing really special- a bit pricey! The show is good!

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Mississauga
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My husband and I made reservations for July 28 and we felt privileged for being able to get these since we reserved same day and I had heard the place is usually packed as it's so popular. Well, it's true about it being packed, but the popularity is probably more because it's one of the very few dinner/show places in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We visited twice, once before we went to Santiago to work with children at the Nutre Hogar facility there, and then again when we returned to Panama City to catch the cultural show. The food was good and inexpensive, the atmosphere in the dining room and performance area appealing and comfortable. The show itself was interesting, however, the woman narrating... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a must for all Tourists, make reservations for their exciting Folk Show only presented on Fridays and Saturdays at 9:00 pm. Their food stretches from traditional Panamanian food to a wide aspect of Hispanic flavors. Their portions are considerate, "You do not eat to become stuffed, but to be satisfied." I recommend this restaurant for a family of... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was an interesting one and is a tourist spot (we are tourists). Our friends that reside in Panama City took us here to get some insight and culture. It was a great experience. The show had live music and dancing and the service was solid. The food was good as well and the tres leches we had for dessert... 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: South American, 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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