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Tortuga's Lodge & Restaurant

Playa Arenal St, Pedasi 0749, Panama
+507 6419-4465
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“fajitas” (18 reviews)
“mexican food” (13 reviews)
“mexican place” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Healthy, Mexican, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Playa Arenal St, Pedasi 0749, Panama
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Reviewed today

My wife and I have eaten here twice since arriving. We went for the German special meal on one occasion and had the fish tacos on the next visit. Both meals were very good. The fish is definitely fresh and we would definitely go back...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank usarmyretiredsgm
Reviewed 5 days ago

My family and I have been to Tortuga twice already. The meals and drinks were just fantastic! Their pulled pork burrito is by far one of the best I've had. They are advertised as Mexican food but I would say with a modern twist, so...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TravelCPK
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Stopped by after spending some time at playa arenal. Drinks were decent, but the food was less than stellar. Wish it was better.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Edward R
Management response:Responded 21 June 2018

Hello Edward R, can we ask what you aten? And what did not you like about it? Our kitchen is a modern Mexican kitchen, maybe we did not hit her taste. Thanks for your feedback, so that we can continue to improve. Best regards, Tortugas...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018

The food was decent but the service was horrible apparently there was a table that the staff thought was so important that they neglected the rest of the patrons

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank donchris2016
Reviewed 11 April 2018

This little spot not far from a small beach is the perfect place to stop for a margarita or three plus a little mexican fare. The margarita's are one of the highlights of this place. The food is good but not overly authentic mexican. The...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Jack V
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Ate at Tortugas several times! Loved the decor and atmosphere!! Very casual and fun! A Swiss couple runs it and the best burritos I’ve had! They were huge and I loved the Caribbean! Very friendly staff and great service. Will always go back!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank shirleyharrison53
Reviewed 26 February 2018

We had dinner here one night while in Pedasi. They have parking but it is only a kilometre walk from town and there are street lights so we elected to walk. We had the nachos and an order of fajitas which we shared. Everything was...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Lisa519
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Who would have thought that the best Mexican food was prepared by a sweet European couple. Excellent quality with nuanced flavors. Good drinks as well.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank stephanis2014
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Excellent service at Tortugas, main entrees are very good, best Ceasar salad I've ever had!! Dressing is their own recipe. Don't waste your time on the Nacho's, they don't have these down.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank liturner50
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Don't think that the new management can't do Mexican just because they come from Germany! The new menu and the food are fantastic! You can tell that Mane Rothenhagen is a trained chef by watching him work in the kitchen and he knows great food...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Bob S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Arenal St, Pedasi 0749, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Los Santos Province  >  Pedasi
  • Phone Number: +507 6419-4465
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