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Restaurante Tinajas

$$ - $$$Latin, South American,
Calle 51 casa #22 | Bellavista, Panama City, Panama
+507 263-7890
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle 51 casa #22 | Bellavista, Panama City, Panama
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Great Fun!
" has a full and delicious menu combined with a great, fun show"
Andrew L
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2. A must see - Dinner & Show
"The Music and Dance show was "Energizing""
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3. Authentic Panamanian -Dinner
"Great prices and good service!"
Andrew L
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1 - 10 of 353 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the recommendation of our tour guide and were not disappointed. The service was good, as was the food. The musicians and dancers were great. We fully enjoyed the evening.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CharliePam
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed February 11, 2018

The food was great- but the real attraction is the dancers. We spent the evening in amazement at the wonderful talent on the stage, and the venue assures everyone has a great seat. Absolutely fantastic, and a must if you're in Panama.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had Gaucho de Mariscos (local soup with seafood and rice) which was very tasty and excellent, and plate of local food which was not very good. Staff was very nice.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kdoi2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is awesome servicie is good- food is good- show is stupendous- I highly recommend is a little expensive but is worthy

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank paulinog223
Reviewed October 18, 2018

The show is fun and partly in English for the tourists. My companion had Tamal De Olla Con Marisco and I had fillet mignon. Both were good and reasonably priced. This is not a fancy restaurant but the show is worth the $10 cover charge...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank j s
Reviewed October 13, 2018

I have eaten here several times, and my guests always enjoy the show. A group of 5 with full meals, two large pitchers of Sangria and dessert including tip was $240 (includes the $10 per person cover for the show). The show is well worth...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank critics_critic
MarielaC859, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Restaurante Tinajas, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thanks for visit us :)

Reviewed October 8, 2018

The show was nice and reasonably priced at a $10 surcharge. The food was good enough but not great and kind of overpriced. I don’t think I would recommend going there when the show is not on. The dancers were fantastic and the drummer too....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KnewGuessed
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

The food was okay. Like other reviewers have mentioned, the real attraction are the dancers. The show starts around 9:00 if I’m not mistaken. We ate here our first night in Panamá.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Christopher D
MarielaC859, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante Tinajas, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Good Day. Thanks for your comments, we will be working for beeing better.

Reviewed September 17, 2018

They serve panamenian typical food, and some nights they present a show with typical dances using typical dresses. Is very interesting.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank leogurlino
MarielaC859, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Restaurante Tinajas, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Thanks, for you comments, the nights shows are from tuesday to saturday and starts at 9PM

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Both wife and I had salad. Nice citrus and I think it was balsamic base dressing. Very good. Chicken was moist, fried plantains or bananas was good, the rice with peas was good and dessert of flan was good. The whole...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nhvacabadfood
MarielaC859, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Restaurante Tinajas, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Thank You for visit us :)

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Questions & Answers
Claudia M
September 18, 2018|
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Response from MarielaC859 | Property representative |
Good Day, the show starts at 9pm
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June 26, 2018|
Response from tinajas82 | Property representative |
Good Day, Yes our Vegetarian dish is also vegan. :) If you need more information you could write us to our email.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 51 casa #22 | Bellavista, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 263-7890
  • E-mail
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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