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Restaurante Las Tinajas

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Caribbean, Latin, South American, Central American
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Calle 51 #22 | Bellavista, Panama City, Panama
+507 263-7890
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St. Catharines, Canada
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch with tour group in Feb/17. Food was very good and wine by the glass was $5.50US. We were served local choices that included pulled beef and baked plantain which was seasoned with cinnamon and cane sugar.Nice setting for large groups and on Sundays they offer traditional entertainment during brunch. Reastaurant is in the middle of the new town... More 

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Woodstock Ontario
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from Panama and I can honestly say that this little gem hidden in Panama City is worth finding. We went as a group of 10 on a Panama City tour and they took us to this restaurant. As we stood out side, we all wondered why here? Once inside we were seated in the back banquet room, which... More 

Thank Scott B
Turin, Italy
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Discover food and tradition at this restaurant.First of all the waiters wear a typical panamese shirt,food in average range and not expensive , the show is folkloristic and also the information on dresses and tradition is interesting.Reserve a table and order a drink before dinner and enjoy

1 Thank Carla P
St. Louis
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Our guide recommended this restaurant because it was close to the hotel we were staying in & we wanted authentic Panamanian food. We were not disappointed - the food was excellent, especially the sea bass & ropa veijo. Nice wine list. We did not realize there was a show until we were leaving but it looked very interesting.

1 Thank Patty C
Strathdon, United Kingdom
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221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Being new to Panama City we took Las Tinajas on speculation. Being close to the Pacific, Panama is an Indian word meaning place where fishes are caught, we chose the fish dishes and were not disappointed. Variety of choice, helpful waiter and surprisingly affordable.

1 Thank Ronnie S
Brooklyn, New York
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We went with my friends family to this place on a Thurs. night. besides the delicious food, they had an authentic dance show. It was not only a traditional dance show, but a fashion show too! They explained all of the hand made costumes, and it was a lot of fun! we were a group of 10, an there were... More 

Thank Shari1228
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a typical Panamanian feast at Las Tinajas per our concierge's recommendation. We went at lunch time and there was mostly a business crowd. Dishes came out quick and were very flavorful and fresh. The ceviche was incredible as was the pescado frito caribeño. The appetizers are all awesome as well. Great prices

Thank Pablo B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Found this restaurant walking around town. Great location and place. Service basic. Had to ask waiter multiple times for water. Food was TERRIBLE. Probably worst ceviche and octopus I ever had. Octopus tasted old and with overpowered by some kind of curry flavor. Main course was a corvina fish overcooked. Rice and beans as side dish old and flavorless. The... More 

Thank Guillermo S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We walked to this restaurant from our hotel (Hilton DoubleTree) after reading the Trip Advisor reviews. Such a great, family-friendly evening out with music, dancing and some local history. While we had no reservation, tables were available with the $10/person show starting at 9:00 pm. (8:45 was early enough) and $15 minimum food charge. While you don't come here for... More 

Thank SjNM123
Panama City, Panama
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This restaurant is a nice place where you can have good panamanian local food but the best is the folkloric shows they present, you can have a pleasant moment seeing typical dance, listening to typical music and knowing a little about their customs. Some I really liked is that you can take your time to take pictures with them, is... More 

Thank Maylin R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 51 #22 | Bellavista, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 263-7890
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?