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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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Playa Blanca, Panama
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here many times, always very good food and service. My favorite is chicken tacos, excellant taste and portion.

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1 Thank Ken C
Mariela B, Propietario at Cholo's Comidas Mexicana, responded to this review

Thanks hope to continue providing good food and excellent service, thank you for choosing us ... More 

Gallatin, Tennessee
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

After being in Panama for 3 months and also being huge Tex-Mex fans, we finally found good Mexican food here at Cholo's. We will definitely go back! As a side note, like most Panamanian restaurants there is not a kids menu. However, they do have kid friendly food (chicken tenders) - just ask.

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1 Thank mermerky
Mariela B, Gerente at Cholo's Comidas Mexicana, responded to this review

Thank you for your good comments we are happy to serve you and you like the food prepared with love for you greetings... More 

Nokomis, Florida
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Very good food. Had the fish tacos and wife had the shrimp tacos, both very tasty! There are hot sauces on the tables, habanero and chipotle, very spicy. Just what you need for the tacos. Only place we ate at that had beans! Not much parking though

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1 Thank WorldTraveler87825
Mariela B, Propietario at Cholo's Comidas Mexicana, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your good comment is a pleasure liked our food, are working to improve parking and greater satisfaction of our customers thank you; regards More 

Calgary, Canada
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151 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We had dinner here a couple of nights ago with another family. I was really impressed that the server remembered the other family - they visit the area maybe 2-3 times per year and eat there maybe 4-5 times a year and he remembered them, and remembered what they like to order. So awesome! It's a fun place - great... More 

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

thank you very much is a pleasure to serve you and you like what we do for you More 

Nueva Gorgona, Panama
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Cholo's fajitas are great but so is everything else I've tried. Great service and decent drinks. Wish they were open more days of the week.

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1 Thank rnykamp
Napa, California
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Cholo's is a great find here in Coronado Bay to satisfy your tex-mex craving. Only open Thursday-Sunday, so need to plan accordingly. Everything we have had has been good and the service by Agusto, albeit in Panama time,is sufficient and friendly for relaxing with a cold beer or margarita while your food is prepared. Funky place off the beaten path... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

We have eaten at Cholo's many times and find that the food is pretty good, but not what we would really consider to be Mexican! It's a Panamanian spin on traditional Mexican food! I would recommend it for a good meal, but not if you're craving Mexican. Might try driving to the city in that case! Also, its really expensive.... More 

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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

We been there 3times, nice Atmosphere, waiter is very friendly, foods are good, always had cold beer and a very good frozen margaritas. worth a visit and make sure to try Taco Plate.

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Thank Sasan H
Playa Coronado, Panama
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

A lot of undeserved hype with this restaurant. It gets positive reviews due to the veritable lack of real mexican food in Panama and the surf crowd and vibe that once graced the scene there. What I really dont like about Cholo's is that my clothing and hair always reek of cheap cooking oil once I leave. Not a good... More 

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

Thanks for all your comments that are helpful for us we always try to improve and offer the best greetings hug... More 

usa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

waiter is good guy....food ok to good, prices fair, beer cold food hot, owner is foxy old lady who Id love to meet in private

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?