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Restaurante Tinajas

€€ - €€€Latin, South American,
Calle 51 #22 | Bellavista, Panama City, Panama
+507 263-7890
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“ropa vieja” (14 reviews)
“chicken soup” (6 reviews)
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Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Calle 51 #22 | Bellavista, Panama City, Panama
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Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was aound 5pm when we arrived to the restaurant, only one additional table was occupied. We were serviced immediately. The waiter was very kind and courteous. The food was very good. We had the banana cake and the coffe ice cream for desserts, both...More

Thank José P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reason to come here is for the floor show. It's worth the $10pp. It's touristy but done well. The reason not to come here is the food and service. We sat down and it took 30 minutes to get a menu with repeated asking....More

Thank kakokk
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We just happened upon this lovely place while out walking around our hotel. My wife had the chicken soup - Sanocho Panameño Chico - and I had a vegetable/meat pie- Pastel De Yuca. Both were very tasty, and the decor was traditional. Highly recommend it.

Thank David M
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by our tour guide. The food was not the best, but it was OK. The show however was great fun. So come here primarily for the show. During the show they explain about typical dances and dresses of Panama. This...More

1  Thank Saby d
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I'm not the dinner show kind of person, but this place has a full and delicious menu combined with a great, fun show with dancing and music. Great prices and good service!

1  Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This is a must for tourists. They serve local food in a traditional setting. Service was very good and the prices were reasonable.

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Las Tinajas is a traditional restaurant in Panama City with nice live show. Pros: • Traditional food • Location • Good service Cons: • A little bit price point for the quality of the food • Menu is very limited Overall: Good food in a...More

Thank AndrewNY2015
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Our family of 5 was able to get a last minute reservation for a dinner/show at Restaurante Las Tinajas. We were seated in the back of the restaurant in the main dining room. There is not really a bad seat in the main dining room...More

2  Thank Designingalife
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Not the best restaurant for Panamanian food but definitely worth a visit if you want to see traditional Panamanian dancing. When we went there we saw the diablillos dance, el punto and a dance from the Darien region.

Thank Samantha C
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The food is not as delicious as we thought. You have to consume a minimum of $15 in food and $10 admission fee (both per person) to see the typical dance show. It was a 50 minutes show and just was ok. The local beers...More

Thank Joeidy F
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Sorry,no ideas.I try the cherry liquor and it was excellent
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
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
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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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