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Tortuga's Lodge & Restaurant

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Bar, Healthy, Mexican, Central American
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Playa Arenal St, Pedasi 0749, Panama
+507 6419-4465
17:00 - 22:30
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Wed - Mon 17:00 - 22:30
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Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed with Marc-Andre & Julie, the owners, for January & February ( until after Carnival- a smaller, more civilized version of Carnival Las Tablas). They have 5 casitas in the back of a Mexican Restaurant, with AC & hot water. I stayed in a 1 bedroom, with a hammock & dinning table on the porch, full kitchen and cool... More 

Thank Carl W
Binbrook, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I can honestly say they have the best Sangria I have ever tasted. The Fahjita's were fresh and different. Went with locals who recommended this place. We had a group of 5 people and not one person disliked their meal. Excellent!!

1 Thank cvandehaar
Salem, Oregon
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the decor, easy going environment, helpful accommodating host ( I have food allergies), delicious meal and fun place to meet ppl.

Thank Colorcat
Panama City, Panama
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my girl friend stayed in the Pedasi area for almost a month. Been at Tortugas at least twice a week. We loved the young and friendly atmosphere. Owners were very helpful and great service, in French, English or Spanish. Open air decor is amazing. The food is always good and fresh. Portions are reasonable and so are the... More 

Thank isabcbg
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the worst "Mexican" food I've ever had. Tasted terrible and the service was laughable. The waitress paid more attention to her phone than her tables. Plus they let their dogs beg right at the tables. On a Friday night, we were one of two parties there at 8 pm. Avoid.

Thank davecowboy
Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here 4/6 nights and we LOVED the food and the atmosphere! You must try this place if you are in Pedasi!!

1 Thank Nicole C
Kelowna, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Known for its Mexican fare, good food, nice helpful staff, good atmosphere, many returning customers,

Thank Lila J
Naples, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We ordered nachos for an appetizer. Very small portion, especially for the price. Dinner was also a small portion. Left hungry

Thank Abbe D
JulieStL87, Owner at Tortuga's Lodge & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Abbe D, Thank you for your comment and sorry to hear about your bad experience. Actually, many of our customers have the nacho ($5.50) as a main course. It is also very popular as an appetizer for two as many people choose to share it. Unfortunately, you do not mention how many people include ''we''. However, it seems a... More 

Alpine, UT
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner and enjoyed the Fajitas, nacho appetizers and pineapple juice. Highly recommended as it was great tasting, kind and prompt service and fairly priced. We'll be back!

1 Thank AlpineWorldTravelers
Edmonton, Canada
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The four of us really enjoyed our meals. Very pleasant open air restaurant and bar with bright coloured walls. Prices were right. The menu is limited and written on the blackboard. I had the chile, two had tacos, and the other had firoles. Staff were very friendly.

1 Thank bandbtravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 18
Bar, Healthy, Mexican, Central American
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Arenal St, Pedasi 0749, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Los Santos Province  >  Pedasi
  • Phone Number: +507 6419-4465

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?