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Restaurante Las Tinajas

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Caribbean, Latin, Central American, South American
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Calle 51 #22 | Bellavista, Panama City, Panama
(507) 263-7890, (507) 269-3840
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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I ate at this restaurant when visited Panama City. They have menu in English and the prices were reasonable. Service was good and friendly. Didn't attend the show but saw many people were there.

Thank LoveBear168
El Cerrito, California
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wasn't sure what to expect, but the food was great and the show was well done. My daughter got up and danced with the performers at the end of the show. It gave me some cultural context for my visit.

Thank Claudine F
Lynbrook, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

I dined here and saw the show. Food was good and show was fabulous. I got to see the Panamian costume, listen to their music, and take pictures with the cast.

Thank Nancy B
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Very good local food. Nice ambient, traditional not fancy. Waiters are seasoned professionals. Will definitely recommend you go there if you are in search of typical Panamenian food.

Thank Mariano G
panama, ciu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Our friends invited us for dinner . It was amazing the food, the dance and the attention of the staff. I recommended this restaurant if you would like to learn a little bit of Panamanian culture.

Thank floreliza2
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We were here after a very tiring journey to Panama. We were kind of early for dinner (Latin style come later for more action). The service was very kind. The meal was amazingly tasty. We ordered the ceviche de corvina which was super good but really small portion. The Jardinera salad was really good, enough for a person. The grilled... More 

Thank cotasonia
New York City, New York
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Have not been able to watch the show as it was a business lunch but the food was really good. It is worth a visit if you are looking for a good traditional Panamanian menu (and you should definitely try it). House cocktails, traditional menu, very friendly staff and a good mix of locals and tourists. Recommended.

Thank LAschermann
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

This restaurant is definitely worth a visit if you have several nights in Panama City. We went for dinner and the show on a Tuesday night and had a great time. Traditional Panamanian food was tasty and the folkdance show was excellent, high quality performance. Crowd was equal mix of Panamanians and tourists. Good value for money. House special Tinajas... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

I had dinner here my first night in Panama City. Food was good. I especially liked the show. The dancers seemed to enjoy performing. They provided a history, in English and Spanish, of their dances and costumes.

Thank Ravenscryy
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

WE went there to eat and to have a beautiful Panamenian Show of folklore. The dinner was amazing and the time we spent in there during the show was expectacular. If you want to eat really a good traditional panamenian food and relax please go here. You need to make reservation with time

Thank puchunga05

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Central American, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?