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Tantalo Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American
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Calle 8 y Avenida B | Casco Viejo, Panama City 123456, Panama
+507 262-4030
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07:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:30
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Guelph, Ontario
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed at this lovely restored hotel in the old city. Absolutely charming. Excellent menu. Courteous, albeit slow service, especially for larger groups. Mastery of Spanish is critical in order to communicate effectively. Loved the setting, the décor and the ambiance. Would dine and stay here again, no worries.

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Thank akerstreamj
Panama City, Panama
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With various "quirky" tastes and dietary requirements to satisfy, on tour in Casco Antiguo, this was my choice as the guide/resident (for sophisticated music professors) and Tantalo was a huge success. Everyone ordered something different but each person was quite happy. The atmosphere is fun/ elegant/relaxed/colorful and the service and presentations were great. And ample portions. I was very pleased... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food and awesome views from rooftop patio bar/club. Cool decor with great atmosphere and vibe.

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Thank Remy M
Jacob L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Tantalo Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you so much for enjoying our vibe and concept. Always welcome here in Tantalo! Best regards, More 

Gurgaon, India
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Tantalo's after the recommendations from various food websites and were not disappointed! A big group of 8, and various ages, everyone was thrilled with the food, the ambiance and the service. My teenager has since been dreaming of the tamale pie...

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Thank Anuja B
Jacob L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Tantalo Kitchen, responded to this review

We were thrilled to have you and your party at our restaurant. Thank you so much for enjoying our concept and understanding the sharing philosophy of our menu. We hope to please your dreams on your next visit! Best regards, More 

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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed delicious food and wine! We had bacon wrapped shrimp, pulled pork and fried salmon rolls. There was plenty of food for two people.

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Thank Kyle S
Jacob L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Tantalo Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying such wonderful pieces from our menu. Always welcome here in Tantalo! Best regards, More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I can highly recommend this place! The breakfast leaves no wishes open! The staff is really nice and you can stay at least one hour and you still have a look around and find something new on the walls. Nice art gallery and the bathroom.. ladies have a closer look at the wallpaper ;-)

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Thank Lena B
Jacob L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Tantalo Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by for breakfast and enjoying our famous good morning dishes. We love when visitor have that special eye for detail and artistic pieces, we are happy to have you any time! Thanks again. Best regards, More 

Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the rooftop for cocktails, they were just ok, served in plastic glasses. The view was fine but nothing special.

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Thank kydl
Jacob L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Tantalo Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience briefly and letting us now about your thoughts. We will continue working to take our experience to higher levels. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of hosting a special occasion for you soon! Thank you so much for your visit and your input. Best regards, More 

Paris, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Amazing ceviche with fresh fish and lime, and grilled platter with steak, chicken, onions and chorizo to die for! We also loved the flavors of the grilled shrimp dish. It was truly epic. Big delicious shrimp wrapped in back and cooked until crispy. We will be back for dinner for sure to try some more!

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Thank Lisa S
Jacob L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Tantalo Kitchen, responded to this review

Delighted by your words and for knowing we will have the chance to please your palate again on your next visit. Thank you for visiting. Best regards! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You know when a restaurant fills up with locals, you're in for good food at good prices. That is exactly what we found for lunch today at Tantalo Kitchen. It's a deceivingly large place with a cool bar area and by 12:15 it was packed for lunch. They have a very inexpensive lunch menu but we ordered off the regular... More 

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Thank William B
Jacob L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Tantalo Kitchen, responded to this review

Genuinely flattered by your comments about our restaurant. We know we have hosted a fantastic customer when reading your details about smokiness points and a taste for Caribbean cuisine. Thank you for coming by again. Always welcome here in Tantalo! More 

Long Beach, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for NYE and one other night while in Panama. It was a great atmosphere and view. We did not get a chance to eat in the dining room but it was always busy and looked delicious.

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Thank megkerr
Jacob L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Tantalo Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for one of the most special nights of the year. We hope to have the thrill of pleasing your palate on another occasion, perhaps on your next visit to Panama City. Best regards! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:30
Monday
07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:30
Thursday
07:00 - 22:30
Friday
07:00 - 22:30
Saturday
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 8 y Avenida B | Casco Viejo, Panama City 123456, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 262-4030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?