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Casa Tortuga

Calle Urraca, Panama Province, Panama
+507 6715-2223
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (75 reviews)
“fixed menu” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Urraca, Panama Province, Panama
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1 - 10 of 184 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food. All of us enjoyed our food. My son has a nut allergy but all okay. Not sure about other allergic problems.

Thank milkfloat1953
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best food in contadora can be found in this restaurant. You need to book in advance. Piero is a character in itself and he'll make sure you have a great dinner at his place.

Thank Pato-1708
Reviewed 15 December 2017

All items hand prepared by Chef Piero. Each day the menu is different depending on what the fresh catch of the day is.

Thank chris146949
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Fortunately just next to our hotel we found this Italian restaurant, which offers great food, I had twice a salad with fish carpaccio style, pasta and a pizza. A nice glass of Italian Wine with it. Supply and demand, so the price is unexpectedly high...More

1  Thank chocolat61
Reviewed 27 August 2017

SO FABULOUSLY GOOD , service EXCELLENT, food amazing . They decide the menu daily ,so its always a catch of the day . Best salad I have had in years Pizza ,huge and amazing all fresh produce . Just can't say enough about this VERY...More

1  Thank Dot J
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This is a unique experience. No menu, the chef explains what is on the menu that day due to the fact of ingredients available. It is a small island everything shipped in sometimes ingredients not available. It is comfortable and efficient. We had a beautiful...More

2  Thank montrealer86
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We had a group of 11 on his closed night so he opened the place up for us and did a special meal. Even cooked the lobsters we brought in. MAGICAL evening with friends and family. Whale watching, Isla hopping and great drinks with dinner!

Thank Tip P
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We were on Contadora for a limited time. Which is all you need. And Casa Tortuga was a high reco. Well, closed on Tuesday. At least the low season visit for us. And it seemed they would be open Wednesday. Well, when we walked over...More

Thank allenr589
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Super nice restaurant with cosy atmosphere. You go to the restaurant through the family's living room and the dining room is surrounded by jungle. As a cherry on a cake, there are singing parrot! The food was amazing, you should ask for recommendations.

Thank Teemunmatkat
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The place is nice and cozy. Dinner was delicious. We had tuna carpaccio and prosciutto pizza. Highly recommended.

Thank mariannefk
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Phil S
12 June 2017|
Response from ChewelahBer | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if they have a website. Gerald sub-leases the restaurant to some main land people. The food is very good. Order the corvina fish if available.
Eric M
10 February 2016|
Response from Don W |
Yes it does.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Urraca, Panama Province, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Pearl Islands  >  Contadora Island
  • Phone Number: +507 6715-2223
It is a new restaurant on the Island of Contadora - much needed to expand the choices. I would like to share this gem as it is tucked away in the residential neighborhood and new.
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