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Restaurante Las Tinajas

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Caribbean, Latin, South American, Central American
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Calle 51 #22 | Bellavista, Panama City, Panama
+507 263-7890
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St. Louis
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 there was a show until we were leaving but it looked very interesting.

Thank Patty C
Strathdon, United Kingdom
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407 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Ronnie S
Brooklyn, New York
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 it was a lot of fun! we were a group of 10, an there were... More 

Thank Shari1228
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a typical Panamanian feast at Las Tinajas per our concierge's recommendation. We went at lunch time and there was mostly a business crowd. Dishes came out quick and were very flavorful and fresh. The ceviche was incredible as was the pescado frito caribeño. The appetizers are all awesome as well. Great prices

Thank Pablo B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Found this restaurant walking around town. Great location and place. Service basic. Had to ask waiter multiple times for water. Food was TERRIBLE. Probably worst ceviche and octopus I ever had. Octopus tasted old and with overpowered by some kind of curry flavor. Main course was a corvina fish overcooked. Rice and beans as side dish old and flavorless. The... More 

Thank Guillermo S
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112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We walked to this restaurant from our hotel (Hilton DoubleTree) after reading the Trip Advisor reviews. Such a great, family-friendly evening out with music, dancing and some local history. While we had no reservation, tables were available with the $10/person show starting at 9:00 pm. (8:45 was early enough) and $15 minimum food charge. While you don't come here for... More 

Thank SjNM123
Panama City, Panama
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This restaurant is a nice place where you can have good panamanian local food but the best is the folkloric shows they present, you can have a pleasant moment seeing typical dance, listening to typical music and knowing a little about their customs. Some I really liked is that you can take your time to take pictures with them, is... More 

Thank Maylin R
Annapolis, Maryland
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

A little Panamanian culture between indigenous and American eras. Our hotel made our reservations and we sat above the crowded main floor with its rows of tables. We had an isolated table for 4 at stage level. It was a perfect location with plenty of room. (The floor seated crowd was loud during dinner and sometimes during the show-must have... More 

Thank 2NavyVeterans
Miramar, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We were lucky to find a table for the show, we didn't have reservations. Since we arrived extremely early we had dinner in the general dinning area and then joined the sitting area for the show. Enjoyed the show very much and love the dresses. Food is nothing out of the ordinary, service is great.

Thank tbaez0527
Lexington, Kentucky
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The Tinajas restaurante is a great location to soak up some amazing Panamanian food and cultural. The dancing and music was great. The only down-side is having a conversation with your gust. It's so loud during the show, you can't hear the person next to you talk.

Thank trout600

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
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.

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