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Tantalo Kitchen

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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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Northbrook, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure if it was an off night but we ordered 3 dishes and they both were mediocre.. we actually ordered a 4th but the server forgot to put it in, thank g-d... I had to remind him to bring bottle water twice.. he just seemed all over the place which is weird because he seemed to be only... More 

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1 Thank Nick C
Jacob L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Tantalo Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Nick, On behalf of management and staff we'd like to extend you an honest apology as well as to express our gratitude for sharing your experience and concerns with us. It is true this certainly does not sound anywhere near our usual best reported by other visitors and friends, which is why we'd like to pay special attention to... More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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110 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Stopped for lunch and split a pizza. Very good and lots of food. Great art work on the walls, good service.

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

Thank you for stopping by and enjoying our delicious pizza! We're very happy you enjoyed the decor provided by local and global artists as well. Hope to see you around soon in PTY. Best regards! More 

Panama City, Panama
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The food at Tantalo is very good. The meals are served in tapas sizes so it's good to share and try a few things. I recommend the Saganaki, pork belly and corvina. Also, you have a great bar on the roof for after dinner drinks and Casco Viejo to explore.

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

Thank you for enjoying our concept and menu. The Rooftop Bar visit after dinner is certainly one of PTY's best things to do at night! Hope to see you around soon again. Best regards. More 

London, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Came here for my birthday, made advance reservations. It was packed with locals and tourists. Really delicious food served tapas style. Very generous portions. The ceviche was delicious. Lovely friendly staff. Good value. Very lively place, not really a quiet romantic style restaurant....but good food, some music, fun atmosphere, fun original decor. We loved it.

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

Thank you for enjoying our atmosphere as well as our culinary offer and decor. We're very happy to have been chosen for your birthday dinner. It was a pleasure having you and your party. Best regards! More 

Berlin, Germany
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We came here fleeing from the rain while walking through Casco Antiguo. While this place is pretty famous and we were a little bit afraid of coming to a tourist trap, we were really pleasantly surprised. Prices were okay and the menu had some really interesting dished on it. The place was packed and our drinks and food took a... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your Tantalo experience with us in good detail. We are glad to know you found this place an enjoyable spot for tourists; many locals find it lovely and with great price-quality relation as well! Thank you again for sharing. We will be waiting for when you come back for those fantastic panoramic views of old &... More 

Dallas, Texas
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Great restaurant with a rooftop view. They only serve food downstairs - which is the reason only 4 stars. The food is excellent. We typically order several dishes and then treat them like tapas - shared among the group. Even though the rooftop does not officially open until 4p - every time we have been there earlier the servers have... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your various Tantalo experiences in good detail. We are happy to always welcome you and your party as well as making you feel all at home. We're planning on opening at noon 12PM for this next Summer 2017season Jan-March. See you around soon, thanks again! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We liked it so much we came back another night! The food at Tantalo is delicious, somewhat unusual, and very diverse. We had 2 completely different meals on our 2 nights. The concept here is "small plates," and we shared 3 or 4 dishes between the 2 of us. With wine and dessert, our total was less than $70 both... More 

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

We love it when we find things in life that are just too good to do once only! We're sincerely flattered by your detailed review and by what sounds like 2 perfect dining experiences in Panama City. Thank you for enjoying with us and sharing it with the world! Our menu will be expanding even a bit more in this... More 

Panama
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Parking could be an issue if you go in your car, but if you are lucky and get a parking, Tantalo is an excellent place to have lunch. Good price and excellent lunch.

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Thank jaz525
Jacob L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Tantalo Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It is true Tantalo's are amongst the most famous lunches in the city! Thank you also for reminding our guests about the different parking limitations around Casco Antiguo. Soon we'll be adding up fresh and new lunch options for you to continue enjoying. See you around! More 

Manila, Philippines
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We came here to celebrate and indeed Tantalo is just the right place. Restaurant at the ground level and bar at the roof deck - offering a great view of the Panama City skyline!

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Boston
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Enjoyable and high quality restaurant on the ground floor of Tantalo Hotel in Casco Antiguo. Tapas menu concept, but substantial sized portions -- for example four dishes were sufficient to serve four people who were sharing. Very lively atmosphere but not too noisy. The bar on the hotel rooftop, on the other hand, is extremely loud and fun.

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

Thank you for enjoying what sounds like a very nice Tantalo experience with us. We're happy to know you found the perfect size within our portions. Always welcome here in Tantalo, best regards! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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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