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Casa Tortuga

Calle Urraca, Panama Province, Panama
+507 6715-2223
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (77 reviews)
“fixed menu” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle Urraca, Panama Province, Panama
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

This was our third time back to Isla Contadora, and Casa Tortuga continues to be the best spot to eat on the island!

Thank Montanaboysmom
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We had been told that this restaurant did excellent food but was pricey. The restricted choice of dish of the day or pizza is fine but it really would have benefitted from a priced menu - as a blackboard maybe - to confirm the cost....More

Thank MeandererEngland
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My husband and I enjoyed our best meal on Contadora at Casa Tortuga. The setting is eclectic and cozy. There is no menu so the choice is pizza or chefs dish of the night. It includes a delicious salad and dessert and everything was very...More

Thank Cindyhayman
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is probably the best place on the island. This family owned restaurant is cozy has has great food.

Thank dariom606
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We had a lovely and special meal in Casa Tortuga. We were in Contadora for one night only having a friends' reunion, after nine years of being spread all over the world. We went there for dinner and had a lovely time. The no-fuss but...More

Thank Lilian M
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The service was so-so; the pizza was so-so, the main dish portion was small but the price was high. Not what we expected

Thank Cruiser235
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

My friend and I were excited to try this restaurant. Turns out that they didn't receive their food supplies from the mainland the night we went but they were accommodating and offered to make pizza to go. It was excellent. Next time I can't wait...More

Thank Jillybackpack
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We spent the weekend Contadora and stayed in the B&B next door to Casa Tortuga, having heard some good things about this restaurant I was completely surprised to find the service was awful, we ended up walking out and ordering a pizza from Gerald's! We...More

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

If you spend the night on Contractora this place is a must. The pizza was thin crust and perfect the small menu insured excellent quality. I wish we could eat here again soon!

Thank EiteHost
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
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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, Groups
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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