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Casa Tortuga

Calle Urraca, Panama Province, Panama
+507 6715-2223
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (80 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Calle Urraca, Panama Province, Panama
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I ate here one night while staying on Contadora Island. It was amazing. There wasn't a menu, they serve a special each night. We started with a pizza (my husband is allergic to fish so unfortunately we couldn't have the tuna dish)...More

Thank Allison3409
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for dinner with the family during our stay on Contadora. We had an incredible three-course meal; tuna/octopus carpaccio was really fresh, seafood pasta delicious and chocolate ‘salami’ amazing. Service good and nice ambience. Highly recommend!

Thank olliemumby
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We went to Casa Tortuga hoping for some pastas. We were told that since the chef was not in we could only choose between Pizzas and a choice of 3 salads. We tried all salads and some (big!) Pizzas. All of it was excellent and...More

Thank mikofaucheux
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The owner/chef Italian heritage is clear. Dinner is prix fix and the chef chooses the items and ingredients. Ours was a wonderful fresh mixed salad garnished with dorado, an appetizer pizza and a pasta dish of excellent flavors. A small desert was also included. Rather...More

Thank r0kslide
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We had the best meal on the island. Off season he does pizzas and a 3 Course meal that changes nightly. I would go back just to eat here.

Thank rmbottone
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Casa Tortuga is the best restaurant on Contadora. Piero, the owner, is an Italian transplant to the island. The restaurant in his home. The menu varies by what is available and changes daily. It is high cuisine in a funky island environment. His food is...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We returned to Contadora - where we got engaged three years ago - to celebrate our wedding anniversary. That same day in 2015 we celebrated with an evening meal at Casa Tortuga and loved it. So we were so sad that it would be shut...More

Thank benjimyers
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

The place is charming how you seat outside in the garden.The chef is from Italy.Which means he now's his stuff.I first had their mederanian salad.It was almost enough for two.Make to tell them to hold the anchovies if you don't like those guys.I ordered their...More

Thank Jay P
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Sweet place, welcoming staff, great food. Although one can get just pizza or pasta we couldn't resist the set meal. Fabulous salad with raw tuna, pasta with clams and a wonderful fresh ingredient pizza. Thirty bucks. And worth it.

Thank Don. T
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

This guy is all about the cash in your pocket. No prices shown. No receipt However Good food, service and ambiance BUT Way over priced, place is for sale, hmmm.

Thank beauxreves
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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, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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