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Tantalo Kitchen

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Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American
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Calle 8 y Avenida B | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Friday and Saturday evenings is very pleasant.We need to make a reservation.On the top floor, the bar and the music is good.The food is great

Thank bestekrby
Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed breakfast here which we quite enjoyed at a decent price. We returned for drinks on two separate occasions and enjoyed the liveliness of the bar area. Menu looked great however we did not try, but based on breakfast, I would definitely give it a go next time we are in Panama City.

Thank LauraSydney
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was a few feet from our hotel and was a good choice. We went on a Sunday night and it was packed, so we had to wait about 20 minutes for a table and had a drink at the bar. The atmosphere was buzzy - the music was pretty loud, but there was a mix of families, couples... More 

Thank Emmeline W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cool rooftop location with AMAZING food. Great place to grab a few cocktails and a few plates to share while taking in great views of Casco Viejo and the Panama City skyline. Service was fantastic and friendly.

Thank jfm_nbpt
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this place to chill out and stayied having mojitos and eating at the rooftop. The food was great and the mojitos were excellent. The rooftop is very cool place to enjoy the sunset as we did. Two thumbs up for this place.

Thank CrazyFred22
Oslo, Norway
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable food. A good menu with ceviche and other sea dishes but also meat and vegetable dishes. We were deer for lunch. Make a reservation. At 13 the place was packed and people sat waiting for a table. When ordering remember that is made as shared dishes so that you should order 4 dishes to share with 3 people. They... More 

Thank Cuso1960
Panama City, Panama
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is Ok, is not awesome and is not poor either. It can definetly be better as well as the service. The rooftop bar is ok for people in their 30s/40s. Great view though!

Thank Maruu Z
Dublin, California
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here solo and sat at the bar for dinner the bartender was really nice and super handsome 😍. Hands down the best mojito I've ever had. I ordered the tamarind beef tenderloin it's really good but with a rich sauce so I recommend ordering the fries along with it.

Thank 641christym
Atlanta, Georgia
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

super cool decor, excellent service and the best mojitos I've ever had. we ended up coming here a few times because we couldn't find another place in the city with drinks that could even come close to as good. didn't eat anything so can't speak to the food. the rooftop bar at night is also fun.

Thank meshellatl
Katonah, New York
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend the open air roof for a drink at night and an appetizer. It has an amazing view of Panama City and the surrounding area. This is a very hip place and has a cool wall of plants in the main restaurant

Thank cew2A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 8 y Avenida B | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: 507-262-4030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?