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“A delightful food and dance cultural experience”
Review of Tinajas

Tinajas
Ranked #127 of 1,044 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: Central American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 2 April 2014

This is a really interesting place. The food is real Panamanian, and if you come, plan on doing so to eat just before or during the nightly dance performance. Traditional Panamanian musicians and performers put on a hour-long show which is very engaging and entertaining. Well worth the $5 cover charge.

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Its just yummy traditional food, I recommend ceviche corvina pulpo, basically anything out the sea is my best suggestion but the meat is good too. Make sure to ask for it rare if you like Mid-in panama we usually cook it to med-well as custom. They also have good entertainment at night traditional "tipico" dancing etc.
Can get really packed at lunch from all the office workers, just a tip in panama ppl do tend to dress up a bit so no sneakers, shorts I would suggest for dinner as custom especially here. Even though its a casual type restaurant

Thank Sasha g
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

While the meal was tasty, the performance is the reason to visit. The show was an hour, and the dancers were truly talented. The costumes (pollera) were beautiful, and the performers included audience members in the final dance and later invited people on stage for photos.

Reservations necessary. The place gets packed quickly.

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Thank Lauren T
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Reviewed 14 March 2014 via mobile

Limited menu both on the drink and food. Good service. Good seafood dishes. (Corvina) However this place is meant for tour groups. If you arrive alone you will not be able to see the evening folk dancing show.

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Thank WestsideChuck
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Very nice place, nice staff, nice touristic atmosphere - like maybe 90% guests were foreigners. Very nice show, with music dance and entertainment. We made a reservation by phone and we had a nice table on some kind of a "first floor" with excelent view to the show.
Read carefully "la cuenta" because us and some other guests found the bill had counted things we did't have, like an extra sangria jug.
Food was tasty. Here I had my first sancocho soup and "tres leche" cake and I was pleased. After the show time taxi were waiting to take people back home.

1  Thank ElenaIS
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