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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 #90 of 524 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
Paramus, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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160 reviews 160 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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