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Casa Tortuga

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Calle Urraca, Panama Province, Panama
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

The most friendly team around, great food and quite reasonable pricing. We stayed on Contadora for 5 days and this is by far the best place for dinner than the rest on the island. Really delicious menu offering different dishes every day

Thank Valentin P
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Superb pizza, lovely carpaccio and genuine pasta. Watch out for the beverage prices. Desserts are good. The owner, very attentive.

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Lakeside, Montana
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This was our third time back to Isla Contadora, and Casa Tortuga continues to be the best spot to eat on the island!

Thank Montanaboysmom
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We had been told that this restaurant did excellent food but was pricey. The restricted choice of dish of the day or pizza is fine but it really would have benefitted from a priced menu - as a blackboard maybe - to confirm the cost. We enquired about the cost of a glass of wine and were told $7. However,... More 

Thank MeandererEngland
Charlotte, Vermont
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8 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My husband and I enjoyed our best meal on Contadora at Casa Tortuga. The setting is eclectic and cozy. There is no menu so the choice is pizza or chefs dish of the night. It includes a delicious salad and dessert and everything was very high quality. The prices are high in general on this Island but this meal felt... More 

Thank Cindyhayman
Panama City, Panama
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is probably the best place on the island. This family owned restaurant is cozy has has great food.

Thank dariom606
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had a lovely and special meal in Casa Tortuga. We were in Contadora for one night only having a friends' reunion, after nine years of being spread all over the world. We went there for dinner and had a lovely time. The no-fuss but service oriented approach was perfect for us. The owner proposed an adequate meal for our... More 

Thank Lilian M
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The service was so-so; the pizza was so-so, the main dish portion was small but the price was high. Not what we expected

Thank Cruiser235
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

My friend and I were excited to try this restaurant. Turns out that they didn't receive their food supplies from the mainland the night we went but they were accommodating and offered to make pizza to go. It was excellent. Next time I can't wait to have their sit down menu.

Thank Jillybackpack
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We spent the weekend Contadora and stayed in the B&B next door to Casa Tortuga, having heard some good things about this restaurant I was completely surprised to find the service was awful, we ended up walking out and ordering a pizza from Gerald's! We arrived just after 7pm and didn't have a booking, we were told we could sit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Urraca, Panama Province, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Pearl Islands  >  Contadora Island
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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Nampa, Idaho, Usa
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?