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Cholo's Comidas Mexicana

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Road to Las Lajas, Playa Coronado, Panama
+507 6419-4064
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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and Margheritas. Great service. You wouldn't find this place by accident but it is worth finding. Ask a local for directions.

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Thank MikeHep
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service (Gustavo is the man!) and food & drink. Fun environment, especially if you like surfing memorabilia. They even made us Chile Rellenos via advanced request (my husband's go-to Mexican entree). We go there often and always leave happy.

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Thank k2cale
Phoenix AZ
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a favorite among locals and those who stumble on it by accident. We were visiting friends from Punta Chame and they have eaten there many times. Sometimes when people praise a place to much, it does not live up to the recommendation. Cholo's hits all the bases, good food, good variety, very reasonable. The young man who... More 

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Murten, Switzerland
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We (party of 3) wanted to try out the best (only?) mexican restaurant in Coronado and we were not disappointed. Not so easy to find for tourists, but we made it. (500 m after Coronado, twds Panama City, turn left at the first pedestrian overcrossing and follow the road about 1km, it is on the left side.) Inside it looks... More 

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Mariela B, Propietario at Cholo's Comidas Mexicana, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments and happy year wishes you Cholos Mexican Food More 

Henderson, Nevada
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301 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Having spent my entire adult life living in the Southwestern part of the United States, I am familiar with many styles of Mexican food. Along Panama's Gold Coast, Cholo's stands alone. Literally. It's in a stand-alone building; and it is the only Mexican restaurant in Coronado. The food is above average. The service is stellar. Gustavo has an open ice... More 

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Thank KSSeaB
Mariela B, Propietario at Cholo's Comidas Mexicana, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. We wish you a happy year and that you had a good trip there. We will miss you a lot in Cholos Mexican Food More 

San carlos, panama
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Okay Mexican food. Good luck finding the place when its open. Atmosphere was way too dark for me for daytime.

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Thank Barbara B
Mariela B, Owner at Cholo's Comidas Mexicana, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recommendation, we will take the corrective greetings More 

Nueva Gorgona, Panama
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Being a native of Southern California, authentic Mexican food is familiar. In the Coronado beach area, Cholo's stands alone. Burritos are generous and the Burrito Las Lajas is a favorite. I usually take half home for the next day's lunch. I have to admit, I haven't yet tried anything else. Service here is friendly, fast, and efficient. The surfer decor... More 

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Playa Coronado, Panama
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I've eaten at Cholo's Comidas Mexicana many times over the past 3 years and had a great meal every time. The menu has all the traditional Mexican dishes plus several Mexican plates with local seafood. The service is very efficient and attentive.

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Playa Coronado, Panama
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

My son and I had dinner at Cholos on a Sat night and they were busy. We ordered beef tacos and Fondido ( a mexican style fondue type of dish). It said it came with chorrizo, I was expecting a crumbly Mexican sausage and instead it was chopped hot dog, and otherwise had little flavor. My son had the tacos... More 

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Mariela B, Propietario at Cholo's Comidas Mexicana, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinion appreciate your visit, greetings ... More 

Henderson, Nevada
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301 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

I moved here in early December and have been craving Mexican food. This hit the spot. I ordered Enchiladas Verde con Pollo and they were very tasty, and the chicken was cooked to perfection. The verde sauce on top was good, but I'd like more sauce inside the enchilada. Not a big deal, I added salsa. The chips were great... More 

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Thank KSSeaB
Mariela B, Propietario at Cholo's Comidas Mexicana, responded to this review

Thank you for your valuable comments hope to keep providing food to their liking prepared with love and fresh food prepared instantly makes us all very happy to read comments like these thanks ... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Road to Las Lajas, Playa Coronado, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Cocle Province  >  Playa Coronado
  • Phone Number: +507 6419-4064

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