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Casa Tortuga

Calle Urraca, Panama Province, Panama
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
18 Apr 2017
“Delicious Dinner”
16 Apr 2017
“Unique and incredible food!”
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Calle Urraca, Panama Province, Panama
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Reviews (280)
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

We were just on Contadora for the day and this is where we ate. Incredible and fresh seafood prepared promptly to order. Solo estuvimos en la isla por una solo dia y aqui fue donde decidimos almorzar. Muy buena y fresca la comida. La preparan...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Very nice outside decoration in a splendid garden. The chief welcomes you and take your order. No choice, just one menu. Excellent. Very good prices. They opnly open for dinner, Wednesday to Sunday.

Thank descastors3403
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent food! We are both vegetarian and the owner cooked a vegetarian version of what the other people got! Great homemade digestive!

Thank hvanschuerbeek
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We read good things about this restaurant and it didn't disappoint. Chef creates and cooks in an open-air kitchen you can see from your table. The night we dined there was a fixed menu and we opted to share the three-course dinner and a small...More

Thank MsBoice
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Great place very down to earth. Owner comes and tells you daily menu. the Pizza is a must. We were so excited we ordered too much food. they are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. but if you can you should go there. I found it...More

Thank ipanemanica
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is very nice, pretty romantic atmosphere. The Italian chef cooks a few dishes every night all of them excellent. The pizza crust was very thin and crispy and absolutely tasty. The dessert was panna cota with passion fruit, one of the best things...More

Thank angivila
Reviewed 24 August 2016

It has everything you want in a fabulous restaurant: Ambience, friendly and efficient staff, fresh made pasta and breads, flavorful food and owner Piero greeted us with genuine enthusiasm. The selections are served family style, perfecto. Margherita pizza perfect, best crust ever.... tuna carpaccio appetizer,...More

Thank islanders2015
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Contadora doesn't have all that many dining options, but Casa Tortuga is hands down the best and stands above the rest. Piero (the chef) is super personable and will most likely great you at the table to introduce the menu and take your order. The...More

Thank dluds
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

One should not have high expectations for variety of food or some wine & dine in Isla Contadora... Yet, Casa Tortuga is a pleasant surprise and one that makes an exception. Run by an Italian chef, this place is mesmerizing at night, with a tiny...More

Thank i_segul
Reviewed 20 July 2016

There are not many places to eat in Contadora. Casa Tortuga is your best bet! IGood, fresh food, and great environment. You do need to reserve in advance. The food is a bit pricey, but so is everything in the island. the pizza is superb!

Thank PTYTraveler
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Phil S
Does this restaurant have more contact options? A website or email address?
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
Does this restaurant take credit cards?
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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