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Casa Tortuga

Calle Urraca, Panama Province, Panama
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
18 Apr 2017
“Delicious Dinner”
16 Apr 2017
“Unique and incredible food!”
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Calle Urraca, Panama Province, Panama
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Wonderful dinner on Contadora! Our group of 7 (5 adults and 2 kids) ate here and had a fantastic evening. We had a vegetarian in the group and a picky child, and the restaurant was able to accommodate all diets while maintaining the "family style"...More

Thank Rebecca R
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This place is only open Thursdays through Sundays and you will need a reservation during busy season, and it's quite pricey...but the food makes up for it all! Amazing Italian food, served by the chef himself, we licked our fingers after each course. There is...More

Thank SneakyTravelKitty
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We had a reservation but they said they could not find it They simply sent us back home - they didn't apologize, they didn't try to solve the case neither gave us any alternatives If it was not the staff of our hotel we would...More

Thank nob07
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Although there are only a few options on the island, I would skip this one. Rude service. They had many open tables, yet they turned us away (party of 2) saying they didn't have any tables available without reservation. Clearly they had many open tables....More

Thank Josh P
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This restaurant has a set menu that is passionately prepared by the owner and staff. Reservations are recommended. We lucked out and went early enough to get a seat. The pizza is divine!

Thank Lynnsfunny
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Casa Tortuga, a restaurant with amazing food, in a small island out of the Pacific coast of Panamá, Isla Contadora host this place that will satisfy any sea food and Italian food lovers. If you ever stop by Contadora, Panamá you should go visit Casa...More

Thank sm0917
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Be sure to make a reservation in advance so you can this whimsical place. When we went the chef offered one complete meal. It was superb.

Thank Lindsay M
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My sister traveled to Contadora 2 years ago first describing of this 'gem'. On our Panama vacation, met a woman who is a resident at Contadora and she echoed the praise. Sunday was the first day on the Island, and hearing they would be open...More

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 11 March 2017

No menu... no prices.... everything is fresh and it was very good with an romantic night time setting. The Italian chef/owner creates a wonderful meal. He even gave us a ride back to our hotel. It was just way too expensive.

Thank ChewelahBer
Reviewed 6 March 2017

It is not open every day, so check..food is good and owners service oriented and smiling. It has a variety of food to chose, but pizza was good.

Thank Timothy R
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Phil S
Does this restaurant have more contact options? A website or email address?
12 June 2017|
Response from ChewelahBer | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if they have a website. Gerald sub-leases the restaurant to some main land people. The food is very good. Order the corvina fish if available.
Eric M
Does this restaurant take credit cards?
9 February 2016|
Response from Don W |
Yes it does.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Urraca, Panama Province, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Pearl Islands  >  Contadora Island
It is a new restaurant on the Island of Contadora - much needed to expand the choices. I would like to share this gem as it is tucked away in the residential neighborhood and new.
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