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Casa Tortuga

Calle Urraca, Panama Province, Panama
+507 6715-2223
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (75 reviews)
“fixed menu” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Urraca, Panama Province, Panama
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I must say that food was OK, however there were many things that went wrong during our visit. As a Panamanian citizen I know that not presenting a menu and its prices is illegal, we weren't offer a menu, and it wasn't a good start....More

2  Thank maisabel17
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We had their pizza - good pizza. Their hours are a little different though. Open at 7:00pm, and sometimes closed by 8:00pm. Right around the corner from Contadora Inn, where we stayed, so convenient.

2  Thank JackFrosty
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Ok, so you are on an island, but I still think $25 for a pizza is a little over the top... However, the ingredients are fresh, the crust is thin and crispy and the size is right. A very tasty pizza indeed, highly recommended. If...More

1  Thank chrisrob1234
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Great Italian family dinner, absolutely wonderful. Cozy garden restaurant, attentive staff. We had dinner there on our last day on Contadora. Wish we had gone there earlier so we could have returned a 2nd or 3rd time! Remember to make a reservation.

Thank Foodiestravel
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The food and the service were both excellent. A casual and comfortable experience. The best reviews are on the walls of the restaurant.

Thank Pat A
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend this place for everyone who visits Contadora island. Great food, and great service! The food was awesome, it's an authentic Italian food restaurant, and the Chef Pierro is really nice. Absolutely love it, definitely coming back. By far my favourite restaurant in...More

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Pierro is a native italian chef. We have been to contadora many times and this restuarant is always one of the highlights of our trip. Making reservations in advance is a good idea in high season as it gets very busy at dinner time. If...More

Thank PanamaCowboy
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Simple yet delicious authentic Italian food made by the owner and his uncle. Extremely friendly. Always make a reservation! just walk in during the day and they will take your reservation. It gets really busy dinner time. No menu. it'd be the pasta of the...More

Thank PlanningForNextTrip
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Great restaurant right around the corner from our hotel and many of the other small hotels on the island. Salad, pasta, delicious desert, good wine and great service in a charming environment. Look forward to returning.

Thank letraveller2016
Reviewed 18 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
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Questions & Answers
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, Wheelchair Accessible, 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
  • 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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