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Restaurante Las Tinajas

) #28 of 915 Restaurants in Panama City $$ - $$$ Latin, South American,
Calle 51 #22 | Bellavista, Panama City, Panama
+507 263-7890
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle 51 #22 | Bellavista, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not the best restaurant for Panamanian food but definitely worth a visit if you want to see traditional Panamanian dancing. When we went there we saw the diablillos dance, el punto and a dance from the Darien region.

Thank Samantha C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is not as delicious as we thought. You have to consume a minimum of $15 in food and $10 admission fee (both per person) to see the typical dance show. It was a 50 minutes show and just was ok. The local beers...More

Thank Joeidy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our Via-Tour Guide Doug delivered us to this True Panamanian Restaurant. We had a Great Table to view the Dance & Dinner Show. Loved my Steak Dinner and my Girlfriend enjoyed her Shrimp Dinner. The Music and Dance show was "Energizing" . We highly recommend...More

2  Thank RWag007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was ok, the tamal de hoya was terrible but the over stuff we ordered was good. I really do wish the host or server would have mention that if we stayed for the show it would be an additional $10 per person! It's...More

Thank Sharon0776
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place to eat Panamanian food and watch a Panamanian dance show. Order the carimañola, almojabanos and tamales.

1  Thank kerycruz
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although we did not have dinner there, we came for drinks and really enjoyed the Folklore show. There was music and dancing from some of the ethnic groups present in Panama. Their costumes, dress and dance was explained. At the end, the audience was invited...More

Thank LBW52
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited here on our last evening in Panama and what a wonderful experience! I was born here and this visit was 46 years over due lol! I don't understand the negative reviewers at all.

1  Thank panamadiva
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Our tour guide took us to this resturant because in addition to meals, the resturant offers two hour so folk dancing. The meals were of general standard. Folk dancing consisted of four couples dancing in a style of Spanish/Panamanian mixture. There were two drummers which...More

Thank DYu0612
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The food is just a sampling of tipico Panamenian food but the experience is priceless and the price is more than fair. It is a must see for any newcomer to Panama. The story tells so much of the pride that IS Panama..the story of...More

1  Thank truthtransportation
Reviewed 2 May 2017 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
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31 July 2017|
Response from Carla P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry,no ideas.I try the cherry liquor and it was excellent
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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