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“Amazing Food - Great Place”
Review of Tantalo Kitchen

Tantalo Kitchen
Ranked #8 of 1,070 Restaurants in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 1, 2013

This restaurant was very memorable. It was a very cool vibe, with excellent food and great cocktails. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The decor was very interesting, with different pieces of art throughout. Rooftop bar was amazing with great views of downtown. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Dinner downstairs was good as we ate family style starting with a pitcher of red sangria which was very good and followed by the egg plant - tasty, the ceviche - average, the mixed grill - good and the grilled shrip - average. We then proceeded to the fourth floor for a view of the city and thought it was great. When we first arrived we tried to eat up top but they would not let us. In general a nice cool place in pty but not one that i would return to for the food....trendy ........

Thank dealdog
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

This restaurant called Tantalo is located in the heart of the "Casco Antiguo", the old town from Panama City. For some years the area has been renovated and many houses became shops and restaurants.

Tantalo is one of those restaurants. It is very charming and full of live, like the Panamanian people. Decoration shows good taste and play a lot with colors, paintings on the walls, nice checkered blue tiles on the floor at the main area and many small lamps hanging from the ceiling.

There is a inviting bar, and options on high or low, comfortable tables. There is a terrace where most youngsters pack after 22:00. there you can eat as well, while admire the skyline of Panama City and specially from there you can see part of the illuminated Metropolitan Cathedral and some surroundings from the old town.

I went there recently with a colleague and we order this trio of ceviche (row fish marinated), which I had there already before. It is done with all the techniques to prepare ceviches, plus 3 different types of chili (paprika). Amazingly good! So far the best ceviche I already had.

My colleague order a dish with beef and I order a focaccia that was grated and had a passion fruit sauce. Both of us were very happy with our dishes.

Prices are quite reasonable and staff is quite friendly and very effective. Definitely a place to try!

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Thank JuPereira
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

A good fusion tapas style restaurant with an eclectic selection, not all of them great, but most of them very good. The warm sushi roll and the flank steak were My favorites. The place is great for large groups of people, and the tapas are large enough for sharing. The roof top top bar caters to a young crowd.

Thank MonGourmet
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Tantalo has a great roof top terrace, popular for cocktails and sundowners, and offers fabulous views of Panama City and the bay - but it is also a good place to have lunch. We ate tapas-style, sharing three well-executed dishes - sea bass fish cakes with a caper cream, delicious octopus with ginger, chilli and coriander and finally, (slightly overdone) duck breast with a beetroot, honey and lemon dressing.
Most of the seating is at high bar-style/trestle tables - not a problem if you are with a big group of friends or if you are eating at a quiet time of day and have the table to yourself. There are only a few smaller tables.

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Thank Maeve F
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