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Restaurante Las Tinajas

Calle 51 #22 | Bellavista, Panama City, Panama
+507 263-7890
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Calle 51 #22 | Bellavista, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice experience. Food was OK - mostly seafood - but go for the Panamanian folklore show at 9pm. Lovely costumes and dances and music. Worth the $10 per person the restaurant charges over and above your meal check.

Thank Dictator_Sulla
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was nothing special about the Panamian food in this place. Actually, there was nothing Panamian in their food at all. Outdated and dirty place with dirty windows. The meal was awful. I did not enjoy the dancing show and we paid additional $10 for...More

Thank germangs2017
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We take all of our guests to the 9 pm folk dance show. The food is good, especially the sea bass, and the entertainment is pure Panama!

Thank Rhonda0101
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We were told this was the place to go to try true Panamanian food and to see a folkloric dance show which was included in the price of the food (I think). We arrived early so we could choose the best spot possible, and that...More

Thank Manuelq57
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Had lunch with tour group in Feb/17. Food was very good and wine by the glass was $5.50US. We were served local choices that included pulled beef and baked plantain which was seasoned with cinnamon and cane sugar.Nice setting for large groups and on Sundays...More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Just returned from Panama and I can honestly say that this little gem hidden in Panama City is worth finding. We went as a group of 10 on a Panama City tour and they took us to this restaurant. As we stood out side, we...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Discover food and tradition at this restaurant.First of all the waiters wear a typical panamese shirt,food in average range and not expensive , the show is folkloristic and also the information on dresses and tradition is interesting.Reserve a table and order a drink before dinner...More

1  Thank Carla P
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Our guide recommended this restaurant because it was close to the hotel we were staying in & we wanted authentic Panamanian food. We were not disappointed - the food was excellent, especially the sea bass & ropa veijo. Nice wine list. We did not realize...More

1  Thank Patty C
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Being new to Panama City we took Las Tinajas on speculation. Being close to the Pacific, Panama is an Indian word meaning place where fishes are caught, we chose the fish dishes and were not disappointed. Variety of choice, helpful waiter and surprisingly affordable.

1  Thank Ronnie S
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We went with my friends family to this place on a Thurs. night. besides the delicious food, they had an authentic dance show. It was not only a traditional dance show, but a fashion show too! They explained all of the hand made costumes, and...More

Thank Shari1228
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Barbara B
We will be in Panama City for a Short time and would love to come to your restaurant. There will be three of us celebrating one of our friend's birthday. We'd like to eat and see the show on Friday May 20, 2016. Is 8 PM a good time to come. Would you please let me know.
24 April 2016|
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Barbara B
We will be in Panama City for a Short time and would love to come to your restaurant. There will be three of us celebrating one of our friend's birthday. We'd like to eat and see the show on Friday May 20, 2016. Is 8 PM a good time to come. Would you please let me know.
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Nana4924
Are there 2 places called Tinajas? I see 2 different addresses online.
4 June 2015|
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Response from marathon308 | Reviewed this property |
There is only one location and one restaurant. I think that some streets (Calle) has a number name e..g Calle 51 and also a text name like Calle Columbia. For some vague reason, TripAdvisor has two listing for the same... More
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Restaurant Details

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Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
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Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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Description
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.