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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Make your reservation and you will have a night full of color, dance, music and good food. Nice way to have a beautiful sight of "La Panama Tipica"

Thank Jenn L
Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

if you want authentic Panamanian food Las Tinajas is the place, make sure you make reservations and get there early that way you can eat and then see the show, you can taste great food but will take forever to be in your table, you can also see the folklore throughout the dances and rhythms, also you can interact with... More 

Thank Paulo R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited las tinajas as it was recommended as a must if visiting Panama. Went with some friends and I order the Guacho de mariscos and was amazing. Perfect meal as it was not to big and the mixture of seafood with rice was balanced great. The others in the party all had good things to say about the food. The... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is wasn't that it was bad, my expectations were just a bit higher than mediocre. It was a Wednesday night, the main room was 25% of capacity. Service was attentive due to lack of guests. Food average. Drinks average. Performance average. The dancers appeared to be just going through the motions. Lacked enthusiasm. Travelers tip - book the show through... More 

Thank RJKnowltn
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for dinner and the evening show. The interior is nice, the food was average. Appetizer called picado tipico was a major disappointment. The dessert was the best part of the meal. Also the cocktail was good. We had a nice view of the show, which took around 50 mins. It was terribly cold inside, bring something to... More 

Thank Mojca003
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to experience a cultural show and chose this one based on a recommendation, the fact that it was close to our hotel, and they had room for us. We made the reservation in person the night before the show, which ended up being a full house. The crowd was lively and engaged, mostly locals, so the night had... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

If you do not visit this place you didnt come to Panama. Awesome food Everything to eat there is from Panama. Come in the evening so you can enjoy the show that starts at 9pm for an extra $10 per person. Show shows typical dances and dresses from Panama and it is great. Food and drinks are awesome.

Thank Wayne R
Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We did this mainly for the Panamanion Folkloric show. It was excellent. The costumes were colorful and the show well explained. Really quite a lot of fun. At the end, the dancers let you come up on the stage and have you photos taken. The dinner, for us, as it was part of a tour, was a fixed menu. I... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I had a Chimicurri steak which was pretty good and a frozen adult beverage - not sure what was in it but is seemed to be popular there. We made reservations about 3 weeks in advance and glad we did. The place was packed for the show. Service was slow but we got into that mindset when we sow how... More 

Thank Melissa-Brad2015
Ellinwood, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We went to Tinajas primarily to see a dinner show of native Panamanian culture. The room where the show is is a very large room. However, during our show they were accommodating 4 tour buses of people and this was a Tuesday night. There was barely room to walk. We were seated way to the back. The tour groups received... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Latin, Spanish, Central American, Caribbean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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?