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Restaurante Las Tinajas

) #28 of 893 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%
Travellers talk about
“ropa vieja” (12 reviews)
“chicken soup” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Latin, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Calle 51 #22 | Bellavista, Panama City, Panama
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Reviews (383)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed 24 April 2017

There was nothing special about the Panamian food in this place. Actually, there was nothing Panamian in their food at all. Outdated and dirty place with dirty windows. The meal was awful. I did not enjoy the dancing show and we paid additional $10 for...More

Thank germangs2017
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We take all of our guests to the 9 pm folk dance show. The food is good, especially the sea bass, and the entertainment is pure Panama!

Thank Rhonda0101
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We were told this was the place to go to try true Panamanian food and to see a folkloric dance show which was included in the price of the food (I think). We arrived early so we could choose the best spot possible, and that...More

Thank Manuelq57
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Had lunch with tour group in Feb/17. Food was very good and wine by the glass was $5.50US. We were served local choices that included pulled beef and baked plantain which was seasoned with cinnamon and cane sugar.Nice setting for large groups and on Sundays...More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Just returned from Panama and I can honestly say that this little gem hidden in Panama City is worth finding. We went as a group of 10 on a Panama City tour and they took us to this restaurant. As we stood out side, we...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Discover food and tradition at this restaurant.First of all the waiters wear a typical panamese shirt,food in average range and not expensive , the show is folkloristic and also the information on dresses and tradition is interesting.Reserve a table and order a drink before dinner...More

1  Thank Carla P
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank Patty C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are there 2 places called Tinajas? I see 2 different addresses online.
5 June 2015|
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Response from marathon308 | Reviewed this property |
There is only one location and one restaurant. I think that some streets (Calle) has a number name e..g Calle 51 and also a text name like Calle Columbia. For some vague reason, TripAdvisor has two listing for the same... More
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Restaurant Details

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