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Restaurante Tinajas

$$ - $$$Latin, South American,
Calle 51 #22 | Bellavista, Panama City, Panama
+507 263-7890
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle 51 #22 | Bellavista, Panama City, Panama
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Restaurante Tinajas
1. Great Fun!
" has a full and delicious menu combined with a great, fun show"
Andrew L
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2. A must see - Dinner & Show
"The Music and Dance show was "Energizing""
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3. Authentic Panamanian -Dinner
"Great prices and good service!"
Andrew L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great- but the real attraction is the dancers. We spent the evening in amazement at the wonderful talent on the stage, and the venue assures everyone has a great seat. Absolutely fantastic, and a must if you're in Panama.

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Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 4 January 2018

It was aound 5pm when we arrived to the restaurant, only one additional table was occupied. We were serviced immediately. The waiter was very kind and courteous. The food was very good. We had the banana cake and the coffe ice cream for desserts, both...More

Thank José P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our dinner was good but uneven. Great fish, okay steak, mediocre deserts. The service was very good and the prices were appropriate.

Thank AlanD-Denver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really happy that our Uber driver recommended this restaurant to us. I'd recommend making a reservation at this place as this restaurant offers dinner and a show and I know it fills up fast. The dinner show is awesome! It features beautiful music and traditional...More

Thank Reina M
Alfonso J, Gerente at Restaurante Tinajas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visit us, hope you can came back again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed being in this local place with a festive floor show of dancing and music. A place where Panama City residents go to celebrate a birthday or other occasion. Rustic interior, local food, fun show. Hostess Kimberly gave us a great table and all...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We dined here with our two kids, a 9 and 14 year old. My husband and I have seen similar folk dancing shows (not in Panama), but absolutely enjoyed this one very much. It also got two thumbs up from the kids who are used...More

Thank SnickerFritz
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The reason to come here is for the floor show. It's worth the $10pp. It's touristy but done well. The reason not to come here is the food and service. We sat down and it took 30 minutes to get a menu with repeated asking....More

Thank kakokk
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We walked into this restaurant on our way to a different one. This is a gem of a find. I had the typical Panamanian dish which was so flavorful. My husband had the langoustines with coconut sauce which was excellent. Our waiter was very informative...More

Thank rkjd2006
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Ceviche is a MUST HAVE. Whole fish, tamal, the Panamanian trio all very interesting and good value. Go see Kim. Big smile and welcoming. Have fun. Traditional floor show is also available

Thank Alanbarth
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Our last night in Panama & we stopped at this beautifully hidden restaurant. The food was delicious. Service was excellent. We didn't realize they have a live folk music band at 9pm in a separate room. We overheard it & it sounded amazing. We had...More

Thank Denise W
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Sorry,no ideas.I try the cherry liquor and it was excellent
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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