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Tantalo Kitchen

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Calle 8 y Avenida B | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
507-262-4030
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7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 399
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  • 316
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  • 82
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  • 18
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tantalo is great

From their interior design to their food and rooftop bar, tantalo is a place everyone who visits Panama should go see. I'd recommend going for a late dinner 8pm and then enjoying a few hours afterward at their rooftop bar,

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
ACMillions
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Tampa, Florida
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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The atmosphere in the restaurant is nice.. It is lively and there is a lot of art on the wall, which I loved. I love tapas/small plates but honestly nothing about the food wowed me here. There were no major disappointments but I definitely was not blown away; I also found the food to be overly salted. The best part... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

From their interior design to their food and rooftop bar, tantalo is a place everyone who visits Panama should go see. I'd recommend going for a late dinner 8pm and then enjoying a few hours afterward at their rooftop bar,

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Thank ACMillions
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic time here. It's a good combination of travelers and Panamanians which makes for a very friendly, energetic atmosphere. The DJ was on point at least for popular music. Food was great and you can either eat downstairs in a more sit down setting or upstairs on the rooftop. Overall, it's a must go to when you visit... More 

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Thank Peter T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

First step through the door and you know you have hit a fun spot. Not for a romantic dinner, but great for groups. When I first found out that all food was served tapas style I was a bit disappointed, as I had just brought a group of 8 very different individuals to dinner. But once we all started ordering... More 

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Thank Traci H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had tapas dinner at Tantalo one evening last week. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Service was on point and our little spitfire gal provided excellent suggestions for our enjoyment. Sharing plates of food and trying different flavours together is so much fun. Price was in line with what we expected. Atmosphere is trendy and funky. Tables are far... More 

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Thank CanadianTraveller48
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for a break from the heat, ordering the white fish ceviche, a Stella and a margarita. At $6, I could have passed on the Stella. The house margarita was too sweet, but only $2.95. The ceviche was quite large and tasty. This is a noisy place in Old Town, good for a quick stop. For dinner there... More 

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Thank Gailyn63
Dallas, Texas
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tantalo is not for everyone. It is not a quiet, fine dining spot for a romantic dinner. It is a groovy, loud, cool, eclectic spot with GREAT TASTY food. It is tapas style but the portions are huge, be careful. For two people order two fish and two beef and or veggie. You are probably done by the. prices are... More 

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Thank haddad007
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here twice, once for drinks and the second for dinner. The rooftop bar is a fun time! Not many locals, but it was bumping for a Wednesday night! Fun music and atmosphere. Great city views! Expensive drinks, but that's how it is in Casco Veijo. The second time I went was for dinner by myself, so I sat... More 

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Thank Andrew J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in Casco Viejo is a very nice, interesting decorated restaurant. Offers good choices of good food and wine (as well).

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Thank Anderson V
Wentzville, Missouri
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for the Fish Market restaurant and when we found out it wasn't where our navigation said it was we walked by Tantalo on the way back to our car. Since I had read that it was very good we decided to eat here instead. We are really glad we did! We arrived fairly early for dinner in... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?