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Tantalo Kitchen

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$$ - $$$
Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American
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Calle 8 y Avenida B | Casco Viejo, Panama City 123456, Panama
+507 262-4030
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07:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:30
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San Carlos, Panama
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the pulled pork on local corn tortilla - great flavor and moist. Hubby enjoyed the ceviche; we also shared a greek salad - fresh and tasty. tapas style, but plenty of it. With the 3 items we were happily fed without breaking the bank. wonderful ambiance with plenty of fun artsy items to check out. excellent service and... More 

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Thank tikismom
Jacob L, Public Relations Manager at Tantalo Kitchen, responded to this review

It seems like you had the ideal tapas & drinks experience here in Tantalo. Thank you for enjoying, glad to hear you received an attentive service. Roofbar will be waiting for you next time! More 

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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice spot to have a drink on the roof top. The "coco Heaven" was a fantastic cocktail. Nice views and a very popular place.

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Thank Craig M
Jacob L, Public Relations Manager at Tantalo Kitchen, responded to this review

We love it when our customers try the specialty cocktails from our menu. Coco Heaven is certainly a fantastic one. Thank you for enjoying and recommending us! More 

hollywood
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since we were staying at Los Cuatros Tulipanes, an early evening walk was a natural prelude to this much anticipated dining experience From an friendly, attentive and knowledgeable staff to sharing-sized plates of picture perfect tapas, our experience was excellent. The Signature Octopus was tender and seasoned beautifully, and the roasted vegetable rolls were delicious in a simple red pepper... More 

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Thank beachnbum
Jacob L, Public Relations Manager at Tantalo Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying and praising our culinary concept. We are delighted to know you could enjoy that signature octopus with Panamanian influence. We love how you've used the word tantalizing inside your review. Always welcome here, best regards! More 

London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went today with a friend for lunch. They offer a very good selection on the ejecutivo menu. Cheap, fast and tasty. The place is more famous for the terrace bar but I don't get mad for it... Lunch was good and less than 10 dollars, a bargain

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Thank RoxyRox72
Jacob L, Public Relations Manager at Tantalo Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying our executive menu, certainly the most famous in all of Casco Antiguo. Always welcome here in Tantalo. Best regards! More 

Lake Arrowhead, California
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275 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When visiting other countries, we really want to try as much of the local cuisine as possible. At Tantalo, we had their specialty Mojitos with Tantalo Ceviche, a large portion of fresh fish prepared in a mayonnaise dressing that was excellent. We also enjoyed the Tantalo Empanadas and enjoyed them, as well. Our final item was the pulled pork which... More 

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Jacob L, Public Relations Manager at Tantalo Kitchen, responded to this review

We love it when we have such well-travelled customers leaving their reviews about us. Thank you for enjoying our eclectic menu and our hidden pleasures. Always welcome here! Best regards. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, with tapas portion sizes, a friendly staff, and plenty of vegetarian options. I drank a perfect mojito, sampled the veggie empanadas & risotto; the octopus was also quite good. A gem.

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Thank Elizabeth L
Jacob L, Public Relations Manager at Tantalo Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying our menu and qualifying us a gem. Always welcome! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I ate here many times during our stay in Panama. The location is perfect, the lunch special was very cheap, large and delicious and the roof top bar for sunset drinks with a view was fantastic! Attentive and friendly staff also. Highly recommend!!

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Thank Melbournian_LS
Jacob L, Public Relations Manager at Tantalo Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying and for recommending us! Our staff will be happy to read this. Best regards! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there three times in our three days stay in Panama because we really liked the atmosphere, the view and the music. Just yesterday we had a bad experience there. I ordered a gin tonic without cucumber and I had to pay 1 dollar more because it is then not the gin tonic on the menu ( which comes... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Jacob L, Public Relations Manager at Tantalo Kitchen, responded to this review

First and foremost we wish to thank you for choosing us three times during your stay. Your review sounds like an educated, honest critique, which is why we are approaching our staff tomorrow for a special meeting about this issue. We are sorry for the inconvenience, however reviews like this helps us keep a close tracking of our staff's practices... More 

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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the vibe and creative energy in here, from the wall art, original lighting, mixed medium construction materials, and unique wallpaper in the bathrooms. You can tell this is where the liberal, music loving, creative types in panama come to gather, share stories, and build their community. The food and drinks were all excellent with good service. Highly recommend!

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Thank MrWestalke82
Jacob L, Public Relations Manager at Tantalo Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and for masterfully captivating our concept. The idea behind Tantalo (#tantalosophy) is exactly the one of gathering all artistic & creative types in Panama and the world through delicious food, fascinating drinks, and excellent service. Thank you for enjoying and recommending us. Best regards! More 

new york
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the ceviche and fish of the day which was the sea bass. Both were very flavorful. Nice ambiance.

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Thank MTJCNewYork
Jacob L, Public Relations Manager at Tantalo Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying and sharing your experience. Always welcome here! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:30
Monday
07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:30
Thursday
07:00 - 22:30
Friday
07:00 - 22:30
Saturday
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 8 y Avenida B | Casco Viejo, Panama City 123456, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 262-4030

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?