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“Must go for sports fans”
Review of La Tasca de Duran - CLOSED

La Tasca de Duran
Cuisines: Latin
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 23, 2012

If you are a fan of Roberto Duran (boxing world champion), this is the place to go. You might ran into him as he is the owner of this place and likes to cheer up his clients. I ran into him and took a couple of pictures. He said his wife designs the menu. The food is good, but it is more the experience than the food.

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1  Thank AutumnSkylar
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

La Tasca de Duran is a popular attraction in Panama. Panama is as proud of Roberto Duran as Roberto Duran is of Panama. I took my famity to the restaurant for my sister's birthday and I didn't realze it was also the 40th anniversary of Roberto's first World Championship. With all the celebrities in the restaurant, The Champ took time out to sing to my sister and make us feel the most welcome ever! The Champ is a marvelous host, gracious, welcoming, and fun. The food is unbelieveable. The tapas are excellent and the Paella is the best in Panama. If you are a fan of boxing, this is the place, if you are a fan of atmosphere, this is the place, but most of all if you are a fan of good food and good times, this is the place. Thank you Roberto for making our visit an unforgetable memory.

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2  Thank James N
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

I visited Roberto Durans restaurant La Tasca de Duran on a Monday afternoon in May 2012.
I arrived at around midday and there were just a few people having morning coffee.
I ordred the executive lunch which is a real bargain for a starter soup, main meal, dessert and a drink all for just $10.

Another family of fans arrived for lunch also and then at around 1.30pm Roberto Duran arrived.
He thanked every person in the room for visiting his restaurant and then sat with us for his
own dinner and told jokes and funny stories about his time in the boxing industry. He is
a very personable and friendly guy and was happy to sign photos and beer mats for all
the visitors to his restaurant.

Overall a fantastic experience for any fan of Duran and boxing in general. And the food is
good quality at a great price also.

2  Thank Flashpacker-on-tour
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Reviewed March 2, 2012

For any food lover and boxing fan, this is a must visit if you are in Panama! There is memorabilia of the legend himself Roberto Duran and footage of his fights in this virtual museum/ sports bar restaurant.
If you like flavourful fish, then you would probably enjoy the chorillero - a flavourful fried fish dish topped with pickled onions. It's delicious and best served with a Panamanian beer.
Boxing fans would not be too disappointed either for the photo ops as the boxing legend is often there and is warm and welcoming to guests at the restaurant.

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Thank Just4shiv
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

We heard that Roberto Duran owned a restaurant but it wasn't on Tripadvisor (yet) and we couldn't find a name on internet. A local told us the name, yet taxi drivers didn't know it. We were skeptical, until we arrived and saw the sign, and we knew we found the place. We were told, "the Champ is inside". My 12 year old son was so excited, so without considering the menu we decided to eat there. What an amazing night. First, we met Roberto Duran, who was very warm, funny and personable. He autographed our place mats for us. Second, the restaurant is decorated with his trophies, belts, and lots of boxing memorabilia. TVs run footage of his fights. The room is cozy like a Spanish tapas restaurant. Thirdly, the food was excellent. There was imported Serrano ham from Spain, delicious steaks and HUGE prawns. Last but not least., we had excellent service. Best restaurant experience in Panama. Great night. Gracias Tasca de Duran.

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1  Thank Jennifer T
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