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“Lively with great energy” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Tasca de Duran

La Tasca de Duran
Ranked #114 of 804 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: Latin, Bar, Spanish, South American, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Durham, North Carolina
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lively with great energy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The place is small AND intimate. The live entertainment was good. The food was soooo good. I had the fish, rice and beans and the flavor was delicious. The crowd was pretty diverse and the staff works very hard to keep up with the crowd. Some people were even dancing.

However, don't order a strawberry marquerita. They really get it wrong, otherwise, all was well. We expected the prices to be higher but only paid about $40 for dinner for two. Really!

Visited March 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Colorado Springs
Level Contributor
48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Alot of fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

A fun place. Lots of Duran fight memorabilia on the walls. Fights were playing on videos constantly. Food was good, nothing special. Highlight of the evening was when Roberto Duran showed up. The place went wild. He came around to each table individually, shook hands, encouraged pictures. It was just plain fun. He was very personable and it is worth going just to have the opportunity to shake hands with a great fighter who warmly greets you to Panama. I would go back in a minute.

Visited December 2012
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Greenville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great place to vist!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I was walking around and stopped to take a picture, a nice lady invited me to come in and see inside the restaurant, I ended having "Pescado a la chorrillera" and two diet coca colas, suddenly a man asked me about my experience in the restaurant and I was surprised to see it was Roberto Duran himself!! He is a very nice guy and a proud for all Panamanians,I'm so glad I found this restaurant by coincidence and I highly recommend this place to all visitors,is just a block away from tryp panama centro and venetto.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Hanna D
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La Garita, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

The food was really good, the service was good, I tried the famous "Pescado a la Chorrillera" and it was delicious.
Roberto Duran was there and came to the table to thank us for coming to the restaurant.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank AlvaroRL
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Panama City, Panama
Level Contributor
67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Must go for sports fans”
5 of 5 stars 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.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank AutumnSkylar
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