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Tantalo Kitchen

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Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American
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Calle 8 y Avenida B | Casco Viejo, Panama City 123456, Panama
+507 262-4030
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07:00 - 22:30
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Panama City, Panama
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have eaten a few times at Tantalo, the menu has a nice variety of finger foods and has quite a few options. I recommend it for appetizers and having a quick dinner/lunch.

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Thank Laura L
Baltimore, Maryland
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting Panama for first time and we wanted to visit the Old City neighborhood and try a restaurant. Found Tantalo Kitchen on Trip Advisor. Took an Uber from our hotel. The atmosphere was lively, and food delicious. We tried the ceviche, pulled pork and empanadas. All nice sized portions to split between the two of us. Staff spoke English and... More 

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Thank dseraph
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived on a VERY rainy night... were greeted and seated quickly.... I think had it not been storming we would have had a bit of a wait. Really liked their selection of seafood & meat.. tried the shrimp wrapped in bacon, skirt steak, salmon sushi, mac & cheese... we ordered a lot! Then ordered their really fun dessert of S'mores....... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two of my colleagues and I went to Tantalo on a Tuesday evening, and one was a local who had visited many times before. The environment at dinner was relaxed, and the colors inside made it feel warm and inviting. The food was fantastic, though one should expect tourist prices. After dinner we visited the rooftop bar, which had a... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat on the rooftop bar with an amazing view of Casco Viejo and the modern day Panama City skyline. Food was tasty, but not inexpensive. The beers and cocktails were US prices. Service was not great- our food took forever and then was brought out cold. We were offered another drink but then it never arrived.

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Thank TheAnnFro
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We heard about Tantalo from a lot of people, including our tour guide. What a fun place. We had dinner downstairs then went up to the rooftop bar for drinks and to catch the super moon... Awesome fun place with a great mix of locals and visitors. Great cocktails but be careful if you're ordering custom drinks with premium contents,,,... More 

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Thank Greg A
Jacob L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Tantalo Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying our food, drinks and fantastic view with us on a special Super Moon night. Best regards! More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We couldn't get in to Tantalo on our previous trip to Panama since it was closed for a private party, but fortunately we were able to make it for dinner and drinks on this trip. The food was easily an excellent rating, we ordered tapas including the octopus, lo mein, shrimp and other items. All members of the party loved... More 

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Thank Steve B
Jacob L, Public Relations Manager at Tantalo Kitchen, responded to this review

Very happy to know you could make it back here to Tantalo! Delighted by your words. You and your party will always be welcome here. Thank you for sharing with us. More 

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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there for the first time, too bad we had to leave. Food was delicious. We weren't able to go to the rooftop, though! Definitely will go back next time we visit Panama.

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Thank Natalia C
Jacob L, Public Relations Manager at Tantalo Kitchen, responded to this review

We will be waiting for your next time in Panama! Thank you for enjoying with us. Best regards. More 

Ickenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant in Old part of the city, very near the sea front. Excellent food and service. Staff very helpful Quite a choice.

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Thank shaukat m
Jacob L, Public Relations Manager at Tantalo Kitchen, responded to this review

We're glad to read about your pleasant experience. Thank you for recommending us. Best regards! More 

Davis, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The rooftop bar is a beautiful view of the city skyline. We were there for about an hour and realized we were both covered in bug bites, so we hunted down the server, got our bill and escaped to the restaurant downstairs. The restaurant downstairs has unique decor and our server was great! He suggested a new drink that wasn't... More 

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Jacob L, Public Relations Manager at Tantalo Kitchen, responded to this review

Very happy to hear about your pleasant time in our restaurant/lobby bar. Unfortunately the rainy season in this tropical rainforest part of the world can get a bit sticky with the presence of bugs, although it's not the norm the hear about these issues. Thankfully you made the right decision afterwards! Thank you for enjoying and sharing with us. Best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:30
Monday
07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:30
Thursday
07:00 - 22:30
Friday
07:00 - 22:30
Saturday
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 8 y Avenida B | Casco Viejo, Panama City 123456, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 262-4030

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?