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Restaurante Tinajas

€€ - €€€Latin, South American,
Calle 51 #22 | Bellavista, Panama City, Panama
+507 263-7890
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“ropa vieja” (22 reviews)
“tres leches” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00 Hours
Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Calle 51 #22 | Bellavista, Panama City, Panama
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Restaurante Tinajas
1. Great Fun!
" has a full and delicious menu combined with a great, fun show"
Andrew L
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2. A must see - Dinner & Show
"The Music and Dance show was "Energizing""
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3. Authentic Panamanian -Dinner
"Great prices and good service!"
Andrew L
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1 - 10 of 351 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is awesome servicie is good- food is good- show is stupendous- I highly recommend is a little expensive but is worthy

Thank paulinog223
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 11 February 2018

The food was great- but the real attraction is the dancers. We spent the evening in amazement at the wonderful talent on the stage, and the venue assures everyone has a great seat. Absolutely fantastic, and a must if you're in Panama.

1  Thank CanukTripper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The show is fun and partly in English for the tourists. My companion had Tamal De Olla Con Marisco and I had fillet mignon. Both were good and reasonably priced. This is not a fancy restaurant but the show is worth the $10 cover charge...More

Thank j s
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have eaten here several times, and my guests always enjoy the show. A group of 5 with full meals, two large pitchers of Sangria and dessert including tip was $240 (includes the $10 per person cover for the show). The show is well worth...More

Thank critics_critic
MarielaC859, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Restaurante Tinajas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for visit us :)

Reviewed 8 October 2018

The show was nice and reasonably priced at a $10 surcharge. The food was good enough but not great and kind of overpriced. I don’t think I would recommend going there when the show is not on. The dancers were fantastic and the drummer too....More

Thank KnewGuessed
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

The food was okay. Like other reviewers have mentioned, the real attraction are the dancers. The show starts around 9:00 if I’m not mistaken. We ate here our first night in Panamá.

Thank Christopher D
MarielaC859, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante Tinajas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Good Day. Thanks for your comments, we will be working for beeing better.

Reviewed 17 September 2018

They serve panamenian typical food, and some nights they present a show with typical dances using typical dresses. Is very interesting.

Thank leogurlino
MarielaC859, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Restaurante Tinajas, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thanks, for you comments, the nights shows are from tuesday to saturday and starts at 9PM

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Both wife and I had salad. Nice citrus and I think it was balsamic base dressing. Very good. Chicken was moist, fried plantains or bananas was good, the rice with peas was good and dessert of flan was good. The whole...More

Thank nhvacabadfood
MarielaC859, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Restaurante Tinajas, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank You for visit us :)

Reviewed 7 September 2018

I emailed Restaurante Tinajas prior to going to Panama to find out which nights they have the dancers and to see if I needed to make a reservation. They responded quickly and when we got to Panama I called again to confirm my reservation for...More

1  Thank Anjay1
MarielaC859, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Restaurante Tinajas, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank You for visit us :)

Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Downtown Panama City during Panama's young soccer team going at it with Senegal in th World Cup! What fun! The food? Ambiance? Service. All first rate and the traditional seafood soup that I ordered was truly memorable.

Thank gojag77
Alfonso J, Manager at Restaurante Tinajas, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thanks for visiting

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Questions & Answers
Claudia M
18 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from MarielaC859 | Property representative |
Good Day, the show starts at 9pm
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26 June 2018|
Response from Alfonso J | Property representative |
Good Day, Yes our Vegetarian dish is also vegan. :) If you need more information you could write us to our email.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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