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Casa Tortuga

Calle Urraca, Panama Province, Panama
+507 6715-2223
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (76 reviews)
“fixed menu” (10 reviews)
“salad” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Calle Urraca, Panama Province, Panama
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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
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Pizza is really amazing and this place is very busy (reservation highly recommended) but $25 for pizza is really too much.... Also Not providing guest with menu and price list is really not fair (and probably illegal in most of countries). Anyway I must say...More

2  Thank Paweł B
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We loved this funky and authentic dinner . Pierre is an amazing chef who makes sure you have a wonderful dinner . We had tuna carpaccio and an amazing tuna pasta. My son devoured the delicious pizza. Great experience and highly recommend!

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Wonderful dinner on Contadora! Our group of 7 (5 adults and 2 kids) ate here and had a fantastic evening. We had a vegetarian in the group and a picky child, and the restaurant was able to accommodate all diets while maintaining the "family style"...More

1  Thank Rebecca R
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This place is only open Thursdays through Sundays and you will need a reservation during busy season, and it's quite pricey...but the food makes up for it all! Amazing Italian food, served by the chef himself, we licked our fingers after each course. There is...More

1  Thank SneakyTravelKitty
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We had a reservation but they said they could not find it They simply sent us back home - they didn't apologize, they didn't try to solve the case neither gave us any alternatives If it was not the staff of our hotel we would...More

Thank nob07
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Although there are only a few options on the island, I would skip this one. Rude service. They had many open tables, yet they turned us away (party of 2) saying they didn't have any tables available without reservation. Clearly they had many open tables....More

Thank Josh P
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This restaurant has a set menu that is passionately prepared by the owner and staff. Reservations are recommended. We lucked out and went early enough to get a seat. The pizza is divine!

Thank Lynnsfunny
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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